How To Cuff Your Jeans Like A Pro

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!



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

Step One

Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff. 

Step Two

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

Step Three

Smooth out the cuff to create a polished look. 

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


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

Step One

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

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. 

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

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

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