I’ve had a couple friends ask me lately where to buy boyfriend jeans. My secrets? Thrift or shop consignment stores, look for a skinny jean cut, and go up a few sizes from normal for the perfect boyfriend fit.
Where to Look:
- I scored these Banana Republic jeans for $12 from The Clothes Mentor (consignment) a while back. Goodwill normally has good options, too, and Plato’s Closet (also consignment) is a great option for petites. Just be careful to get even sizing- odd sizing is for juniors and won’t fit your body correctly.
- Not crazy about pre-loved items? It’s about to be jean sale city with back to school pricing, so you can still score a pair for a steal.
Here are a few new options at different price points:
- Going up a few sizes means your jeans will be baggy enough to give off that just-right-amount-of-slouch boyfriend look, but they’ll normally still fit you so you don’t have to wear a belt unless you want to.
- I usually wear around a size 4 in jeans (Every designer and store is different, so always try a range of sizes. No one else knows what is printed on that label, so go for what fits and looks good.) but these are a size 10 from Banana Republic.
- You can cuff the jeans at the bottom like this look for a relaxed vibe (this also looks great with heels and wedges!), or leave them un-cuffed if you’d prefer. Just be sure there’s no pooling of excess fabric at the bottom of the pant, or your legs will look short and dumpy v. long and lean.
- Messy and imperfect is in, so don’t worry about getting the cuffs evenly matched.
- Here’s a great tutorial on how to distress a pair if you’d rather give them a worn-in look.
What do you think? Does this make you brave enough to try a pair of boyfriend jeans?