I honestly never thought I’d be writing a post like this because, in all honesty, I never thought I’d own a pair of boyfriend jeans, much less like them. Skinny jeans have been my jam for as long as I can remember, but in a recent moment of madness I picked up a pair of boyfriend fit jeans and I bloody love them.
The jeans in question are these the American Eagle Tomgirl Jeans. They’re pretty heavily distressed, my granddad likes to comment on them as ‘You look like you’ve been down the mines’ (grandparents, sigh), but the distressing was actually the key for me. I tried on a few pairs, looking for something a little more comfortable than my skinnies, and without the distressing they just looked a bit weird. So top boyfriend jean shopping tip – try on loads of different styles and colours, and don’t be discouraged if you try on a pair and hate them.
Look One – Beach Ready – almost.
This first look is basically an amalgamation of all the items I just wanted to throw on when I first tried these boyfriend jeans on. We’re talking crazy bed hair, loose fitting beachy tee, with a cute bralette poking through, and my favourite western style heeled boots. On the top half, I felt beach ready, but the boots made me feel a little smarter than if I paired it with flip flops. Comfy, casual, and cute, right?
Look Two – Smart Casual.
I’ve been wearing these jeans to business meetings. Yup, I made them work. Paired with a sheer shirt, nude heels, and a smart bag, these can be dressed up, and I actually got a bunch of compliments on them. The tip here is to pair it with a shirt that has expensive looking embellishments – no cheap buttons here!
Look Three – Sunday Style.
You can basically make any style of jeans look good when they’re paired with breton stripes and these are no exception. An oversized breton tee half tucked in, paired with a chunky statement necklace, oversized tote, and comfy slip on flats. Perfect for running errands or lazy Sundays down the pub.
Are you a fan of boyfriend jeans? How do you like to style them?