You would never know it from the majority of my fashion blog posts, but lately I have been feeling a small rebellion against skinny jeans. I love the way they look but they can start to feel binding. Every once in a while, my legs have to just breath, you know?
I went on a mission to find the exact opposite of skinny jeans – the boyfriend jeans. I had looked online at most of my favourite jean stores and couldn’t find what I was after. Then I remembered an incredible pair featured by Mary at Happily Grey. I headed over there to see where she had snagged hers. She mentioned that she bought regular boot cut jeans a size up for a boyfriend fit. Brilliant.
I headed into Bluenotes (my number one source for jean) to get the right pair. They literally had ONE PAIR of boot cut jeans a size up from my regular size in the whole store. They were not quite as distressed as I originally wanted, but I’ve used a Pinterest DIY trick for that before and figure I can do it again. That will be a project for this coming weekend…
In the meantime, I decided to wear them this week, sans distressing. The key to boyfriend jeans is to address how you want them to look. Are you dressing them up, or going for casual. The defining element for these two looks is the shoes. Going casual? Add sandals, flats or sneakers for a relaxed Saturday afternoon kind of look. Heading to the office (as I was)? Heels. A great pair of pumps instantly takes them from casual to chic.
Side note – I have had this adorable girly cropped cardigan for nearly 5 years. Love the mixed elements of knit, ruffles and chiffon. It’s still in mint condition after all this time.
Chiffon & Knit Cardigan – Suzy Shier, ages ago. There are a few similar at ShopStyle
Boyfriend Jeans & Cami – Bluenotes
Peep-toe, Studded Nude Pumps – Suzy Shier
Silver bow ring – Urban Behavior, but bought on clearance. You can find a lot of adorable silver bow rings on Etsy
Bracelet: Tiffany’s & Co.