Everyone is talking about the new boyfriend jeans look, the trendy alternative to wearing cropped jeans it seems. Especially hot is the new line by Current/Elliott. Rachel Bilson, above, is spotted in rolled boyfriend jeans from Current/Elliott, and below, Katie Holmes in a pair of boyfriend jeans by PRPS. Check out the tips below on how to wear your jeans pegged and rolled.
Excerpt from the article in LATimes.com called “The Comeback: Peg-and-Roll Pants“:
Before you roll, choose jeans cut straight and loose through the leg but not wide (and never M.C. Hammer baggy). Look for a men’s fit — a worn-in pair of Levi’s 501s or soft cargoes are perfect. “They should sit low on your hips,” Current says. “They should be sexy and slinky, not big, baggy weekend jeans.”
In the fold
Key to the silhouette is the tapered leg. But if you don’t have tapered jeans (and who does?) and don’t want to tailor your bottoms, you can resort to the old junior high school practice of self-tapering (“Bring it back, I love it,” squeals Current). Just hold your pant leg taut, fold a section over the ankle, then tightly roll up the whole package. Just be careful not to taper pant legs so severely they look like they’re glued to your calf.
Make it a double
“We like a very messy thin roll, rolled twice so you see a little above the ankle,” said Current. Pants should look as though they were hiked up to go wading through a stream.
Because the silhouette sits low on the hips and is cut loose, it works on both curvy and straight bodies. But the petite or short-waisted should opt for a slightly less pegged roll, so proportions aren’t so extreme.
Top it off
Skintight men’s tank tops, oversized T-shirts, frilly blouses — rolled jeans can be worn with most anything. But the silhouette looks best when the waistband is showing — so get tucking.
Because the pants are meant to hang on the hips, a cool belt is key to keeping them in place. Stylish options include raw leather, vintage-looking belts for day and skinnier, patent leather belts for night. The boyish look also lends itself to “more feminine, statement jewelry,” Current says — anything from long strands of pearls over a Hanes T-shirt to bunches of rhinestone brooches pinned to a tuxedo jacket lapel.
On your feet
Shoes are so bold and outrageous right now, and this jean shows them off. Gladiators, ballet flats and pumps (ones that cover the vamp of the foot work especially well) are all on the menu with rolled jeans. But leave the ankle boots in the closet, or you’ll risk looking like a Keebler elf.