Jeans in general are a challenge to shop for, but shopping for boyfriend jeans is another story. They are supposed to fit on the loose side, so what size do you buy? They are supposed to look perfectly lived in, but not sloppy, and back to the loose point, how loose is too loose? We clearly have so many questions about the mystery that is a pair of boyfriend jeans. Luckily, we have an expert to help us out.
Stylist Micaela Erlanger was willing to share with us a few of her tips on exactly how to shop for boyfriend jeans. Whether you believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to do the darn thing, and her valuable tips will ensure you never look off-beat when wearing boyfriend jeans ever again. From fit to length, everything you need to know can be found right here.
Ahead, read up on the top three tips on how to shop for boyfriend jeans, according to an expert!
TRY THEM ON
"Try on styles to find the right fit for you. Boyfriend jeans run big so most often you will take a size smaller than you expect."
Light-wash distressed denim will last you a lifetime.
The boyfriend jeans for all of your casual Fridays.
Weekend getaway in the Hamptons? We've got you covered.
A feminine touch to your vintage boyfriend jeans.
We love that detail along the waistline!
"Look for styles that sit on your hips but don't sag."
The girlfriend jeans to fit your every need.
Pair these with some statement sneakers for the perfect out-of-office look.
Oversize has never looked more flattering.
The wash on these jeans gives them the perfect '80s look.
Frayed hems on distressed jeans are just the cherry on top.
"Look for styles that hit right above the ankle and that aren't too baggy—proportion is key. Otherwise, you will look short and squat."
Step hems for the win (again).
The perfect fit and wash.
Opt for a menswear-style denim to achieve a cool, laid-back look.
A unique twist for a subtle statement.