How To Cuff Your Jeans Like A Pro

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    Inspired by three fashion trailblazers—Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules—we’re showing you the formulas behind the season’s must-try looks: the traditional skinny cuff, the undone half cuff, and the polished thick cuff. Click through now for all of our essential tips—you’re sure to become a pro by the end!

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    A thick cuff requires a wider-leg pair of jeans that are a little loose. 

    We used: J Brand 1265 Ace Cropped Boyfriend Jeans ($227) in Arcadian Black

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    Step One

    Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff. 

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    Step Two

    Fold again so that the cuff is about two inches thick.  

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    Step Three

    Smooth out the cuff to create a polished look. 

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    Final

    Styling Tip: Make this your weekend go-to with a relaxed tee and ankle-strap flats. 

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    The skinny cuff works best on fitted silhouettes, as it creates the appearance of a long, lean line. 

    We used: DL 1961 Amanda Jeans ($168) in Twilight

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    Step One

    Fold the bottom of the jeans to create a half-inch cuff. 

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    Step Two

    Fold a second time, adding an extra half-inch to the cuff. It should be nice and tight and hit at or just above the ankle. 

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    Final

    Styling Tip: Elongate your legs further by adding a nude wedge or low-cut heel. 

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    The half cuff is best suited for slouchier styles like the boyfriend jean. 

    We used: Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans ($70) in Prospect 

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    Step One

    To achieve an accordion-like look, start by making a single four-inch cuff. 

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    Step Two

    Bunch the bottom of the cuff to create dimension and texture. 

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    Step Three

    Finish by folding the top hem downwards.

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    Final

    Styling Tip: Give your jeans the downtown treatment by adding a worn-in leather jacket and statement stilettos. 

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1265 Ace Cropped Boyfriend Jeans

1265 Ace Cropped Boyfriend Jeans

J Brand, $227
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Amanda Jeans

Amanda Jeans

DL 1961, $168
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Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

Gap 1969, $70
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