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
Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff.
Fold again so that the cuff is about two inches thick.
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
Fold the bottom of the jeans to create a half-inch cuff.
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.
The half cuff is best suited for slouchier styles like the boyfriend jean.
We used: Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans ($70) in Prospect
To achieve an accordion-like look, start by making a single four-inch cuff.
Bunch the bottom of the cuff to create dimension and texture.
Finish by folding the top hem downwards.
Styling Tip: Give your jeans the downtown treatment by adding a worn-in leather jacket and statement stilettos.