How To Style Boyfriend Jeans
In this style guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about styling your designer boyfriend jeans.
From how to wear them, to how they should fit, and everything in between, discover designer boyfriend jeans for women and read on to learn more.
What are boyfriend jeans?
Boyfriend jeans are a style of jeans epitomised by their slouchy, relaxed feel that gives a more laid-back look than straight jeans. Usually made in a lighter denim wash, this style of relaxed jeans often features whiskering and a looser fitting, as opposed to darker blue or indigo washes which tend to suit more tailored and fitted designs.
How should boyfriend jeans fit?
Boyfriend jeans should fit comfortably on the hips, with a more relaxed, loose cut in the denim leg. Less tapered than Mom jeans, boyfriend jeans feature a straighter style that’s looser than slim jeans or straight-leg jeans.
Designer boyfriend jeans often feature turned-up hems, which can balance well with ankle boots. They should naturally fall in a relaxed way with a slightly cropped hem, which can be balanced out fantastically with a pair of flats or heeled sandals.
Your designer boyfriend jeans should be relaxed and comfortable in style, making them easy to dress up or down. You can balance your relaxed look with structural layers, or keep things cool with slouchy, oversized t-shirts and sweaters.
Styling Boyfriend Jeans
Keep It Casual
For a more casual, laid-back look, pair your boyfriend jeans with oversized, slouchy layers. Leather jackets, bright-coloured knitwear, sweatshirts and graphic tees will keep things super casual and chic. Pair your designer boyfriend jeans with white trainers for a laid-back, fresh look that still puts comfort first.
Effortless slouch meets utilitarian chic when you pair boyfriend jeans with a more formally styled fitted blazer, heels and a fitted shirt. The versatile nature of boyfriend jeans makes them the perfect choice for a staple, comfort layer that can take you from day to night with ease. A dressier option is a fitted, corset top or a ruched blouse with feature sleeves - these contrast well with the relaxed denim jean. Finish off your look with heeled pumps or heeled sandals.
How to wear boyfriend jeans with flats
From trainers to flat boots, to slouchy sandals, boyfriend jeans can easily be dressed up or down with flats. Creating a more laid-back style than their heeled counterparts, flat ballet pumps, trainers and chunky boots bring comfort chic to your day.
Boyfriend jeans with subtle whiskering and a light denim wash pair perfectly with pumps. Opt for a pair of cropped boyfriend jeans with trainers for a chic, chilled-out look.
How to wear boyfriend jeans with heels
Heeled pumps or sandals complement boyfriend jeans effortlessly, especially when the look is balanced out with a flattering top or structured layer. Corseted tops, cropped tops or a simple cami make the perfect outfit for a night out when paired with a slouchy stylish pair of boyfriend jeans and heeled stilettos. Pair with a fitted, flattering blazer to tie the look together with a feminine finish.
What Are The Different Types of Boyfriend Jeans?
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
Distressed denim boyfriend jeans feature a style of denim finish that gives a distressed look. Distressed denim style features fraying, rips and tears to give a ‘worn-in’ look. Naturally more relaxed in texture and feel, distressed denim boyfriend jeans give a more vintage, edgy look.
Low-Rise Boyfriend Jeans
Low-rise designer boyfriend jeans bring an element of Y2K fashion to your look. For the ultimate laid-back slouchy design, low-rise boyfriend jeans sit just on the hip for ultimate comfort and a relaxed fit.
High-Rise Boyfriend Jeans
Sophisticated and sleek meets slouchy comfort with high-rise boyfriend jeans. Naturally fitted to sit on the waist, high-rise designer denim jeans can subtly smarten up your look, especially when paired with a woollen coat, sleek stiletto boots and a distressed denim fade.
Cropped Boyfriend Jeans
Cropped boyfriend jeans can bring an original twist to your laid-back look. Working well with sandals or sporty trainers, cropped boyfriend jeans bring a playful touch to a staple denim style that’s reached for in every season.
What is the difference between boyfriend jeans and Mom jeans?
Boyfriend jeans tend to feature folded-up hems and a lower style compared to mom jeans, which cut off above the ankle.
Mom jeans are also eponymous with a high-rise design sitting on the waist for a flattering silhouette. Boyfriend jeans traditionally sit on the hip rather than the waist, reflecting the laid-back, casual design of the garment.
Both mom jeans and boyfriend jeans taper slightly, but mom jeans tend to tighten slightly through the leg, for a slightly more structured, slimmer silhouette.
Trilogy’s Top Picks For Boyfriend Jeans
Citizens Of Humanity
Citizens of Humanity are a brand founded on the principles of creating high-quality denim for everyone. As a premium denim label that champions femininity and sophisticated ease, our Citizens of Humanity boyfriend jeans offer an impeccable fit, made using superior fabrics. With trusted techniques used to create boyfriend jeans that offer comfort and confidence, explore Citizens of Humanity’s Emerson boyfriend jean collection at Trilogy.
AG Boyfriend Jeans
AG boyfriend jeans offer a refreshing take on this slouchy style.
Modern chic meets slouch comfort with every pair of AG boyfriend jeans. With a slimmer design for a flattering fit, AG slim boyfriend jeans bring sophisticated style without discounting the signature features of the boyfriend jean. Crafted from premium denim with faded denim, whiskering and a slight slouch for an authentic vintage look, AG boyfriend jeans are crafted with comfort in mind.
MOTHER is a California-based brand that offers a wide range of MOTHER jeans. Evoking the stylistic approach of 70s California, the brand reflects freedom, spontaneity and an indie spirit. These MOTHER Tomcat boyfriend jeans in Confession are a Trilogy favourite, evoking the classic style of a light blue fade, with modern whiskering and distressed detailing.
Our Le Garcon boyfriend jeans from FRAME offer a classic take on the boyfriend jean style, with a relaxed fit and a lower rise for optimum comfort. Available in various colours and denim fades, complete your boyfriend jean collection with Trilogy.