How to Wear Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans

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How to Wear Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans
Cuffed boyfriend jeans can be styled up or down. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

It is no longer necessary for women to borrow their significant others' jeans to get the relaxed look they crave. Denim companies are hopping on the "boyfriend jean" train by offering women all the benefits of their boyfriend's worn-in jeans, but tailored specifically for a woman's body. Cuffed options allow women to show off a little ankle along with a new pair of shoes. Cuffed boyfriend jeans are no longer just for casual wear -- they are becoming a fashionable choice for everything from dinner dates to red carpet looks.

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    Choose your style. There are several different options of cuffed boyfriend jeans from which to choose. Younger women can pull of the ripped-up, holey, acid-washed styles. Older women may feel more comfortable in more sophisticated dark washes. Take the rise of the jean into consideration as well. Boyfriend jeans now come in low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise styles. Choosing your ideal pair should be based purely on your own personal style and what you feel comfortable wearing.

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    Stay casual. For an easy, hassle-free outfit to run around town in, style your cuffed boyfriend jeans with a pair of sporty tennis shoes, such as Converse All Stars. Cuffed jeans look particularly cool with high-top Converse. A pair of fashionable slip-on walking shoes or gladiator sandals are additional chic, comfortable options. Keep the top simple with a white T-shirt or tank top. For cooler days, this look can be toughened up with a leather bomber jacket, or sweetened up with a light cashmere cardigan.

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    Go from day to night. A casual cuffed boyfriend jean look can transition into night with a simple switch of your shoes. Wedge styles are a popular choice, and the hint of skin they show at the top of your foot allows your leg to appear elongated. Accent the peak of ankle below the cuff with a gold or silver anklet for a hint of sparkle.

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    Get dinner date ready. Dress your cuffed jeans up by pairing them with a pair of bootees in black leather or a fun animal print. Adjust the cuff of your jeans according to the height of the shoe, making sure a little ankle is peeking out between the denim and the bootee. Choose a flirty blouse in a feminine shape and light material, such as silk. Complete the look with a fitted, man's-inspired blazer.

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    Dazzle for a night out. Take your cuffed boyfriend jeans to the next level by adding some pizazz. A shimmering, sequinned gold vest, tunic or cropped top will instantly give your cuffed jeans red carpet appeal. For a slightly more subtle look, keep the top simple and let your footwear do the shining in a pair of glitter pumps.

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