There's something about menswear that has attracted women for decades. From oversized suiting to grandpa cardigans to the beloved boyfriend jean, we just can't get enough. The boyfriend cut is crafted to look like its been snatched straight from your man's closet, but tailored to fit a woman's body—hugging at the hip, but loose in the legs. (And who looked better in relaxed-style denim than Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits circa 1960?) You can even try a cuffed hem for just a hint of boyish charm. Not sure how to style a relaxed pair of jeans? We've got you! Keep on scrolling to see how we've styled out six of our favorite slouchy denim looks, whether you want to wear them with slides, sneakers, heels, or boots. Soon, you'll be wearing boyfriend jeans like a pro. The best part? You don't have to wiggle, shimmy, and jump-squat just to get into your jeans!
Keep your look updated with a pleated boyfriend jean. Don a belly-baring crop-top with layered gold necklaces (we love these Jennifer Zeuner chains) under an oversized blazer for a modern menswear vibe.
1.Skims Bralette, $36; 2. AJ Morgan Sunglasses, $29; 3. Treasure & Bond Blazer, $50; 4. Goldsign Boyfriend Jeans, $325; 5. Aaryah Pinky Ring, $500; 6. Jennifer Zeuner Chain Necklace, $246; 7. Bottega Veneta Flat Sandals, $710
Opt for a summer ensemble to take you from your boozy brunch to whatever the afternoon might have in store for you! Swap out a plain white-tee for a puff-sleeve wrap blouse and slingback heels to elevate the jeans. Compliment your outfit with rose-gold accessories and a summery day clutch.
Instead of leaving your oversized shirt to hang loose and lifeless, try unbuttoning from the mid-section down, this way you'll show off your cool folded waistband and all that at-home ab work as soon as the breeze hits. Pair your pant with a great ankle-wrapped sandal to bring a chic, feminine twist.
Am I the only one who is over sweatpants at the airport? Maybe, but I'll still try and sway you. Upgrade your arrival game with a simple boyfriend jean that's as comfy as your over-worn sweats. Sport a thin cozy sweater, oversized sunnies, some dad sneaks to complete this weekend get-AWAY look.
Boyfriend jeans don't have to read tomboy. You can still achieve a polished look hitting the the town in loose-fitting denim. Pair these with a one-shoulder blouse, sparkly accessories, and a strappy-sandal to show off your girly side. Any jean that looks as good with a heel as it does a dad sneaker has a permanent spot in my closet.
The denim-on-denim look can go one of two ways: you can either be mistaken for Brittany and Justin at the AMA's or you will look put together AF. Let's try and aim for the latter. Style a semi-distressed boyfriend jean with a darker wash top. Then, add a mix of gold jewelry, plus a two-toned sandal to keep it laid-back.
1. Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt, $99; 2. Kenneth Jay Lane Hoops, $45; 3. Aritzia Boyfriend Jeans, $110; 4. Claus Tea Leaf Ring, $138; 5. Dune Stretch Bracelets, $18; 6. Santi Clutch, $160; 7. Sore Sandals, $77
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