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Fashionista NOW: The Boyfriend Jeans Trend

Boyfriend jeans became popular in 2009 thanks to Tom Cruise’s slouchy jeans that Katie Holmes had been addicted to wearing at the time.

What are boyfriend jeans?

Boyfriend jeans are literally a pair of male’s jeans or one that looks and fits like you borrowed it from a dude. It has a loose relaxed cut with cuffed hems. Surely, the trend doesn’t require you to have a boyfriend to rock it or even if you do, to raid his closet.

But essentially, boyfriend fashion for women is a style of clothing that’s been inspired from menswear. So apart from denim in boyfriend cut, you’ll notice there are boyfriend blazers/jackets that often feature a distinct unisex look.

The origin of the trend is said to be started when the lovely Katie Holmes had sported the slouchy jeans of her then-husband Tom Cruise. Soon after, women celebrities like Rachel Bilson and Reese Witherspoon made the trend even more popular.

The boyfriend jeans trend was hot back in 2008 and 2009 and over the years it becomes the image of a laid-back chic look that is embraced by fashion-oriented lassies whenever they get sick of wearing skin-tight jeans.

How to wear boyfriend jeans?

Think slouchy, relaxed yet classy. With boyfriend jeans, you want to make sure that the size is at least one size bigger than what you usually wear. A significant trademark of these boy jeans look is to make sure you cuff your hems so that a bit of ankle is exposed.

You can choose to keep the top as androgynous as you like with casual tees and very minimal accessories to channel a more boyish appearance. Or you can keep it feminine up top with a more figure-hugging silhouette or a blouse with a sheer and soft material like chiffon.

The trend is all about showcasing a bit of ankle and feet flesh, so it is most recommended that you wear cute flats, flip flops or strappy heels to balance out the masculine side of your man denim.

Below are some of the boyfriend jeans outfits from the fashion queens of lookbook. I hope you’ll part with some pearls of fashion wisdom and enjoy organizing a more relaxed yet trendy wardrobe.

What do you think of boyfriend fashion trend in general? Do you think that females have it all when it comes to clothing compared to our male counterparts who has a more limited wardrobe choice in general? Leave us your opinions below!

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Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.