Rolled Cuffs

Typically, we're not prone to conspiracy theories, but the recent blitz of boyfriend jeans made us stop and ponder a couple of things. First of all, why did such a vast range of celebrities start wearing this specific style all at the same time? Secondly, why did the seemingly perfect denim storm happen now, during the hottest time of year, when most people are reaching for their shorts? We're not sure who the mastermind is behind all these rolled cuffs (spotlight hungry ankles, perhaps?), but one thing we do know is that this is a look we love.

Clearly the celebs are smitten too, as you can tell from the random range of women we've spotted wearing their cuffs turned up. Katie Holmes is particularly devoted to this look; she's worn a favourite pair of Prps Barracuda Jeans ($385, available at Barneys this week) repeatedly this month. Seen here en route to rehearsals for the highly anticipated Broadway play All My Sons, Holmes wore her turned-up hems with The Row's S/S 08 Burnout T-Shirt ($260, at Bergdorf Goodman in New York), a Couture Couture cardi, and a pewter pair of Lanvin Metallic Ballet Flats ($550). The equally practical Reese Witherspoon also chose to wear flats with her cuffed jeans. Witherspoon wore our favourite pair-Current/Elliott's The Boyfriend Cropped Jean ($226)-in the Super Loved Destroy wash while shopping in Los Angeles last week.

The rolled-cuff jean also allows you to show off an interesting pair of shoes or booties, as Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Peet, and Rachel Bilson demonstrate. SJP wore a slim charcoal pair of Balenciaga Jeans ($300, 212.206.0872) with some stern black booties while in Berlin as a part of the SATC: The Movie promotional tour. Amanda Peet also chose to accessorize her partially pegged pair of faded jeans with strong black shoes. The new mum wore a Huck Finn-styled pair of Earnest Sewn Decca 233/Dudley ($186) jeans to the premiere of Pineapple Express. Our final look comes from reader favourite Rachel Bilson, who was snapped shopping in a turned-up pair of skinny jeans. Her Paige Denim Roxbury Crop Skinny Jean ($179) nicely showed off a standout pair of nude Maison Martin Margiela Open Toe Ankle Boots ($595), which we found online in pale mint green. We also suggest taking a look at the new Triumphh Heel ($109.95) from Steve Madden, as it greatly resembles the MMM version, but, of course, costs much less. But back to the jeans...

Whether you like them relaxed and baggy or trim and tapered, we have a rich selection of choices right now. In addition to the aforementioned options, we also like a classic pair of Levi's 501s ($58). J. Crew's Distressed Vintage Slim Jeansicon ($135) also lend themselves to rolling, as do Acne Jeans' Generic Girl Tab Jeans, which are available in a light Stonewash ($299) or the darker OneWash ($269).

Photo of Katie Holmes, Splash News. Photo of Sarah Jessica Parker, Wenn. Photos of Rachel Bilson and Amanda Peet, Pacific Coast News. Photo of Reese Witherspoon, X17.