There's a big debate about how to wear boyfriend jeans, and it goes very much like this: Should you wear heels or flats? Some argue that to counteract the looser fit, you should opt for heels (even if they'er low) to elevate the denim to a more sophisticated look. Others say that you should embrace the slouchy style and follow suit with a pair of brogues, heavy boots or simple sneakers.
Much like skinnies, we imagine that a pair of boyfriend jeans is lurking in your wardrobe. But thanks to other styles getting more attention (frayed hems or cropped flares, for example), perhaps they haven't been your go-to for some time. But when you look at some recent street style pictures, we've noticed other girls haven't been so quick to ditch them. Turns out there are plenty of top fashion influencers who can't get enough of boyfriend jeans. Further proof that you shouldn't give up on them and, yes, you can wear them with heels and flats.
In fact, there are so many types of boyfriend jeans in stores right now, we have the luxury of picking a host of styles to suit all tastes. From two-tone to distressed, shop for your ultimate pair and get inspired by some street looks for restyling them now. Keep scrolling to see how to wear your boyfriend jeans and where to buy the best now.
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Style Notes: Turn your boyfriend jeans up for a louche vibe, but pair them with a crisp white shirt and bold red shoes to make this outfit sing.
The beauty is that you don't even need to turn these up, as they're already done.
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Style Notes: A sophisticated boyfriend jean look doesn't mean they can't be ripped, as proven by Miroslava Duma. The street style star favourite wears a smart two-tone coat with a simple white tee, black pumps and a classic Louis Vuitton bag.
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Style Notes: For the minimalist, only a straight-leg and a clean hem will do when it comes to boyfriend jeans. Simply pair yours with loafers and a black shirt.
Style Notes: Not all boyfriend jeans have to be blue. Try black washes when you want everything else in your outfit to be bold and bright.
These versions can be worn with either heels or sneakers.
Style Notes: If even Gigi Hadid is into the return of chunky black boots, then we can definitely get on board. The way to style yours with a pair of boyfriend jeans is to cuff your hems for a flash of ankle, and then throw on an oversized coat.
These distressed jeans are perfect for showing off black boots.
Style Notes: Even Caroline de Maigret wears her signature look of flats and a jacket with boyfriend jeans. The key to making this ensemble work is to juxtapose traditionally "feminine" and "masculine" pieces.
The light colour of these jeans makes them perfect for everything in your wardrobe.
Style Notes: Street style star Linda Tol goes for straight-leg boyfriend jeans, but she adds a little wow factor with this gingham shirt by RVDK and those Dior kitten heels.
Style Notes: It's no surprise that dad-inspired fashion trends work so well with boyfriend jeans. From the white trainers to the oversized coat, as well as the cap, there are plenty of ways to embrace these dad styles and still look cool at the same time.