J.Crew Tells Us Their Secret Trick for Cuffed Sleeves

Follow these step-by-step instructions to achieve perfectly cuffed sleeves look for summer!
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  • Of the many things J.Crew does phenomenally well--costume jewelry, collaborations with heritage brands, and imaginative prints--the coolly casual way the brand’s looks are styled are at the top of the list. We’re always inspired by the effortlessness of the partially tucked-in tees, strategic layering, and cool accessorizing. So, when we heard a rumor that there was an actual formula for executing the catalog’s flawlessly cuffed sleeves, we had to know more. Luckily, their head women’s stylist Gayle Spannaus was happy to share all of the details. Click through our slideshow, and follow Spannaus’ step-by-step cuff instructions with the Keeper Chambray Shirt ($78) to perfect the look at home--before you know it, you’ll be on a roll!

  • Cuffed Sleeves
    Photo credit: Andrew Arthur

    Step One

    Start by unbuttoning the entire sleeve. 

  • Cuffed Sleeves
    Photo credit: Andrew Arthur

    Step Two

    Fold the shirt halfway up your arm, so that the cuff lies across the elbow. 

  • Cuffed Sleeves
    Photo credit: Andrew Arthur

    Step Three

    Roll the bottom sleeve up the arm once, so it covers cuff’s seam. 

  • Cuffed Sleeves
    Photo credit: Andrew Arthur

    Step Four

    Roll the bottom of the sleeve up the arm one more time, starting from the bottom inside corner and tug the upper, outside fold so it sticks out. 

  • Cuffed Sleeves
    Photo credit: Andrew Arthur

    Step Five

    To achieve that scrunched look, push the sleeve up the arm so the cuff sits comfortable right above the elbow. 

  • Cuffed Sleeves
    Photo credit: Andrew Arthur

    Final Look

    Voila! An effortless cuffed sleeve look you can try with all of crisp your button-ups.  

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