The boyfriend jeans.
To be honest these jeans used to be the bane of my existence.
Before the skinny jeans era, I owned more than (embarrassing confession coming up) a couple, and I used to always fidget around with them, unsure about how to style them.
But that’s a thing of the past. Now they are one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe-especially on the days when I would rather have a better blood circulation in my legs ( skinny jeans syndrome is NOT a fluke).
What did I do, you ask, that made me change my perspective on them?
I gave up on men, and decided I could die happy a spinster so I no more needed to impress them. True story. 😉
Or maybe it was just the fact that walking around with numb legs made me realize their worth. (I seriously broke down, hugged my boyfriend jeans and cried all night after wearing my skinnies the first time. Well, sort of.)
In any case, once I was ready to get over the eluding species (if you know what, or whom, I mean) and concentrated more on what I liked, I found out that these jeans were my new best friends.
But still, you doubt me.
It is okay, I hear you, they feel like you just borrowed them.
But honey, that is the point.
Not the borrowing part, you don’t actually go and borrow your guy’s jeans (who else is a little grossed by that thought-urgh the image), but the idea is that its okay if they look oversized and borrowed. Hence the name.
But like always, I digress. ( sheesh, give this girl some space-old habits die hard.)
What you want to know is, what really made them work for me? The shortcut, I suppose.
Well, I am happy to oblige. Here are the four things for you to remember when wearing these jeans.
1. Either couple them with tailored items that fit well on you-cute bright blazers, fitted lace tops, structured heels-all the dainty stuff or go for a crop top. Remember you have to counter their rough, hooligan look with your personal, girly flair.
2. Coupling them with bright jewels, eye-catching yet delicate, will bring a striking pop to them giving a perfect mix of your femininity to their masculinity. ( That didn’t sound creepy at all. :-D)
3. Crop them. Fold them at the ends and keep them above your ankles. It makes you look less un-kept, very sleek and the show of your dainty ankles will be a reminder of the girl you are. (well, maybe I haven’t completely turned into that spinster, yet.) And don’t go buying ones that are too oversized. That’s awkward even for us.
4. Eat. A lot. Run. Walk. Do summersaults. Because, shit boy, but that skinny jeans syndrome ain’t holding us back today. So you better keep an eye on your dinner platter.
These four things have always worked for me. And I believe if you enjoy wearing a piece of your clothing once, the next time subconsciously you will be reaching for it first when you open your wardrobe (or walk into it, if you are that lucky). And you will wear it around with much more confidence.
Still not enough? Here is something to start off with.
Pair them with a white tank top, a bright blazer and some delicate-enough-to-break-amazingly-inefficient heels. Add some delicate arm candy. And blaze around the town.
Keep the experiments for the second time around.
Psst. If you want more tips on how to wear these lovelies, I will be doing another follow-up so stick around.
Also, smile. Cause if they are not your thing, skinnies aren’t going anywhere yet.