Sunday, July 25, 2010

Whose Boyfriend Wore These Jeans?

Boyfriend jeans have been a trend for a while now, but I haven’t jumped on the bandwagon until lately. I was convinced that they wouldn’t be flattering, but I just hadn’t found the right pair. I finally found a pair at JCrew (marked down to $20 from $98) that are a light wash with a white paint splatter and make my legs look very lean, not bulky. Boyfriend jeans can be worn with a variety of tops and shoes depending on your personal style. And they transition easily from summer to fall. Think light flowy tops tucked into the jeans with espadrilles or sandals for the end of the summer. For the fall, do basic tees under cardigans, blazers or scarves, with a pair of loafers or flats. Here are examples of what I'll wear it with both now and later.

 Summer Looks
1. Anthropologie Bailaora Blouse, 188. The color is so fun, and I love how one sleeve is embellished.
2. ModCloth Olympe de Gouges Blouse, 47.99. This is such an elegant blouse, pull it on with a summer scarf for evening and it will transition from day to night.
3. Patterson J Kincaid Harlow Long Sleeve Blouse, 97. With an under-piece, this beautiful sheer blouse is perfect for hot summer weather, and will dress up casual boyfriend jeans
4. Paloma Barcelo Marina Suede Espadrille, 195. These espadrilles are totally cool with the elastic ankle straps.
5. JCrew Sardinia Wedge Espadrilles, 118. These espadrilles are so comfortable to walk in all day.
6. Boutique 9 Marcello Espadrille, 49.50. A traditional espadrille with a nice high wedge.

Fall Looks
1. Topshop 3/4 Sleeve Blazer, 125. A boyfriend blazer with boyfriend jeans is too much slouch. You need a blazer that ends at the hip-bone for a flattering look. Wear a boyfriend blazer with skinny jeans. This blazer will look good both unbuttoned and buttoned.
2. Delia's Paxton Tweed Blazer, 59.50. I love a gray tweed blazer, I think they are so cute and perfect for day time. Also they don't look too "office" for some reason, which is a direction that black, brown, navy or olive blazers can go in the direction of.
3. Rag and Bone Cheviot Jacket, 287.50. This blazer is a way to dress up boyfriend jeans. I love it's tuxedo look.
4. Via Spiga Olsin Loafer, 99. A patent loafer will look great with these jeans and blazer.
5. Bloch Two-Tone Perforated Leather Flats, 129.50. With a neutral blazer as a base, go nuts with the flat! Have fun with color and texture.
6. Nine West Frenuous Flat, 69.99. This studded out flats are perfect for night.

What I'll wear it with now. For day, a sheer white button down blouse with a summer-weight printed scarf and sandals or espadrilles. For night, a vintage sequin blazer, a basic tee, and my tallest stilettos.