Monday, February 18, 2013

Boyfriend (OOTD)

If you follow me on Twitter (@raphaela235), then you know I went shopping a couple days ago for the first time in what feels like a reeeeeeeally loooooooong time. You'll also know that I had a list of things I wanted to find - the first and foremost being a pair of boyfriend jeans.


Sweater: Celeste Cashmere Cardigan (similar here, here, and here)
Shirt: Gap Stretch Cotton (similar here, here, and here)
Necklaces: J. Crew Necklaces (similar here, here, and here)


I've been wanting a pair of proper boyfriend jeans for quite a while. These Joe's are great. The denim is so soft I could literally sleep in them. I tried on a couple different pairs, and for whatever reason, these worked best on my frame. Stephanie tweeted me a recommendation for the CoH Dylan jeans (these run pretty big - size down 1-2 sizes) which were also cute, but didn't hang from my hips with the kind of slouchiness I was shooting for.

And now you know - in my world, "slouchy" can get that specific.




A couple tips about wearing boyfriend jeans that I picked up from Kelly (who helped me find this particular pair - thanks, K!): roll the cuff narrow, rather than wide, especially if you're shorter like me. A wider cuff can serve to shorten the leg proportionally, to the eye, and when paired with the relaxed leg, can make a person look positively stubby. Also, don't be afraid to keep the cuff rolled low. You don't need to roll them so high that they make you look ready to wade through a kiddie pool. After all, these are boyfriend jeans, not clam-diggers. 

For those of you who are curious, I got these in a size 25 - and I usually wear a 26. It's worth noting that the size 25 is roomy - I think I could have gone with a size 24, but the whole point of boyfriend jeans is that they're big - like you took them from your boyfriend, right?

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. 




I hope you're all having a great Monday and for those in the USA, happy President's Day weekend! 




4 comments:

  1. You look so cute Carol! And thanks for the advice on how to roll the cuffs. I'm short myself so I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I wear boyfriend crops. Btw: I have the same pair of Toms :)

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  2. Very cute, Carol! Boyfriend jeans = no can do for me. You pull them off very well! Whatelsedidjaget?

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  3. Helpful post as I'm on the hunt for a pair of bf jeans, too. Tks!

    p.s. Great choice! Those are perfectly slouchy (:

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