Slouchy and sexy: How to wear boyfriend jeans

In our teenage years it was all about baggy or flared jeans (shudder), but Irish ladies these days can’t get enough of skinnies. It has kind of left us in a style rut though, so we figure it’s time to embrace a new shape. Enter: the boyfriend jean.

If you don’t have a beanpole figure like Keira Knightley, it can be easy to shy away from slouchy styles but there are a huge number of ways to wear boyfriend jeans while still looking sharp and tailored.

Check out these styling tips below…

1. Keep it simple
Pair your denims with a sleek blazer and blouse or plain white t-shirt for understated elegance. This is a classic, chic look that is so easy to pull off. Kim Kardashian wears hers with skyscraper heels but this look works just as well with flats:

2. Crop it out
Balance out the masculine boyfriend style with a sexy crop top – go as high or as low as you like. Even if you don’t want to flash your abs quite as much as Kylie Jenner, a low-slung jean with a little bit of midriff showing is a sexy twist on this look:

3. Prep-school perfect
A tailored oxford shirt is the perfect complement to the comfortable boyfriend jean – or try a sleeveless collared shirt for a more summery look that screams 50s glamour. Eva Mendes goes for a looser shirt tied at the bottom, which is the perfect relaxed style for a chilled weekend afternoon:

4. Saturday night glam
Boyfriend jeans don’t have to just be a daytime option. With some key accessories and high-octane fabrics on top, you’ll be nightclub-ready in no time. Don’t forget the heels! Rihanna combined a structured metallic top with her jeans for a touch of sparkle:

5. Feminine chic
A sheer blouse or silk kimono over loose jeans is the perfect way to give your outfit some extra luxury. Jessica Alba adds a gorgeous coloured scarf to really tie this ladylike look together:

6. Top to toe
Killer stilettos aren’t the only option when it comes to wearing heels. Try a structured ankle boot for an easier-to-wear look that is still fancy enough for evening wear. Rosie Huntington-Whitely stuns in this suede pair: