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Who needs a boyfriend anyway? Boyfriend jeans – slouchy, straight cut jeans with a relaxed fit and tapered at the bottom – are everywhere at the mo so there’s no need to borrow a pair.


Boyfriend jeans are not only comfy and on-trend, they’re also surprisingly more flattering than you might have imagined, thanks to the tapered hemline. For superior styling find a pair with cuffs at the bottom or roll them up.


Sharp tailoring, boxy accessories and pointy-toed shoes create contrast and offset the slouchiness of boyfriend jeans. It’s important to get this bit right otherwise you’ll look sloppy.


A chunky leather belt worn low on the hips is a perfect partner for your boyfriend jeans and will help avoid too much sagging. If you are a boyfriend jean novice take inspiration from the ideas below.



The Boyfriend Jeans


Whether you opt for distressed denim or pick a pair of ‘clean’ jeans depends on personal preference. Distressed denim creates an edgier feel and is great for going off-duty or creating a fierce evening look when paired with a crop top, tailored blazer and high-heeled pointed courts.


Sisley Boyfriend Jeans with Distress DetailSisley Boyfriend Jeans with Distress Detail, £65, ASOS

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Hollister Boyfriend JeansHollister Boyfriend Jeans, £44, Hollister

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Topshop MOTO Washed Black Lucas Boyfriend JeansMOTO Washed Black Lucas Boyfriend Jeans, £42, Topshop

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Alternatively, a distress-free indigo wash is easy to wear and more versatile. These Pure Collection boyfriend jeans from John Lewis are less rock-chick and all about simplicity.


John Lewis Pure Collection Boyfriend JeansPure Collection Boyfriend Jeans, Washed Indigo, £79, John Lewis

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How To Style Boyfriend Jeans


The simplest way to spruce-up a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans is to team them with a blouse, black blazer and black high heels. A long blazer will conceal a slouchy boyfriend-jean bum. Always go for a tailored blazer with sharp lines or statement, boxy shoulders.


Zara Long BlazerLong Blazer, £49.99, Zara

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Aldo Kalala High HeelsKalala High Heels, £70, Aldo

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Or go monochrome with a white tailored blazer and contrasting black accessories.


Zara White Turn-Up Sleeve BlazerTurn-Up Sleeve Blazer, £59.99, Zara

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Grown-up accessories create impact – play dress-up with this mock croc clutch from Star by Julien Macdonald.

Star by Julien Macdonald Designer Black Mock Croc Box Clutch BagStar by Julien Macdonald Designer Black Mock Croc Box Clutch Bag, £32, Debenhams

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Add some playfulness to your monochrome outfit with these Soulmate pointed heels from ASOS.


ASOS Soulmate Pointed HeelsSoulmate Pointed Heels, £25, ASOS

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Or be bold and add a pop of colour and extra attitude to your boyfriend jeans with a brightly coloured tailored blazer and complementary pointed shoes.


Missguided Boyfriend Suit BlazerBoyfriend Suit Blazer, £40, Misguided

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Kurt Geiger Tikki Heels Tikki Heels, £170, Kurt Geiger London

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