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the boyfriend

boyfriend

I have seen the distressed boyfriend jean on every street corner this week & have finally decided to help navigate my readers with this potentially difficult look. This stylized concept stemmed from the idea of borrowing a boyfriend’s clothing; Katie Holmes helped launch this look back in 2009. Regardless, this look has skyrocketed since & can be incredibly chic if executed properly.

The three rules to styling boyfriend denim:

1. Too much distress is overkill [the idea is not to look dirty & disheveled, but rather so chic & confident that you can rock menswear & still look sexy]
2. Always add feminine pieces [a slouchy tee & a fitted blazer are perfect additives to this look, but be sure to throw on a heel or some great jewelry to offset the masculinity of the outfit]
3. Fit still matters [focus on the waistline & the length; too oversized just looks lazy & unkempt]

The thing I love most about this look is that it’s incredibly attainable for every body type. Follow along:

Short legs: a tapered, dark, slim jean is ideal for you [making the legs appear longer]
Full legs: a straight, dark wash, with cuffs right at the ankles [showing off the thinnest part of the leg] are your go-to
Thin legs: light or dark, wide-hipped pairs of these jeans are meant for you [giving the illusion of curves in the hips & butt]

This look is so versatile & can be worn day or night. Just be sure to follow the rules above & you will be loving your wardrobe that much more this Spring. Xx.

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