The Boyfriend Jean
Posted by Ashling Moss
The term “boyfriend jean” refers to the over-sized, slouchy nature of men’s jeans. The relaxed style offers the benefits of comfort and simplicity. Boyfriend jeans are no longer just for casual wear, they are becoming a fashionable choice for everything from a night out to a red carpet look.
To make this look work for you, choose your style. There are several different options available: distressed, slouchy, straight-leg, light-wash, dark wash, low-rise, high rise. Choosing your ideal pair should be based purely on your own personal style and what you feel comfortable wearing.
Stay casual. For an easy, hassle-free outfit, style your boyfriend jeans with a pair of brightly-colored sandals, flip-flops or even high-top converse or sneaker. Keep the top simple with a T-shirt or tank top and accessorize to your heart’s content. Then transition seamlessly from day to night with a simple change of shoe. Wedge styles are a popular choice and allow for the leg to appear elongated.
For a night out. Adjust the cuff of your boyfriend jeans according to the height of the shoe. Pair with a great bootie or sleek stiletto and make sure a little ankle is peeking out – this will break-up the look. Choose a flowing top or blouse and finish-off with a fitted blazer.
The boyfriend jean will always be a staple in my closet, even if the trend dies. They are comfortable, versatile and just plain easy. Here are 5 of my current favorites:
J.Crew ~ Vintage Straight Jean in Old Faithful Wash: $168.00
Goldsign ~ Hisjean Cropped Boyfriend Jeans: $238.00
Current/Elliott ~ The Boyfriend Jeans: $206.00
JBrand ~ Aiden Slouchy Boyfriend Jeans: $218.00
AG ~ Ex Boyfriend Jeans: $215.00
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The Classics: Denim Shirt
Posted by Ashling Moss
A perfect foundation to any outfit, the denim shirt is a timeless attribute to have in your collection.
Just like a trusty pair of jeans, the shirt is available in many washes and styles: dark wash, light wash, deconstructed, western style, classic style.
The denim shirt provides the perfect juxtaposition to this season’s floral dresses and skirts. It can be worn as a jacket/cover-up over these items or tucked-in for a more classic look. A great way to “casual-ize” an outfit is to pair this shirt with your favorite leather shorts or pants for a great daytime look. Or dress it up by adding a blazer or tuxedo jacket. Lastly, throw on over your bikini – for an easy summer cover-up.
The versatile denim shirt is a classic. An item that will never go out-of-style. Find one that suits your style.
Madewell ~ Wayward Jean Shirt: $88.00
Boy. by Band of Outsiders ~ Cotton-Chambray Shirt: $305.00
J.Crew ~ Denim Western Shirt: $118.00
Mango ~ Long Sleeves Denim Shirt: $54.99
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