If there's one unexpected denim trend we've spotted on It girls and street style mavens alike, it's boyfriend jeans, hands down. Of course, we can't say we're surprised. After all, boyfriend jeans have that cheeky nod to the '90s that continues to be a popular trend. Slightly baggy and typically with a low-slung waist, good boyfriend jeans add a little well-crafted relaxation to an outfit. It can be a shining piece to add a deconstructed silhouette to an otherwise buttoned-up look or an interesting way to flirt with a menswear-inspired style that isn't over the top. This fit can even be used as an interesting way to contrast with daintier pieces. The ways to style boyfriend jeans are endless, so we decided to use one of our constant resources for outfit inspiration: It girls whose style we love.
See how these five It girls style their outfits with boyfriend jeans and get inspired to shake up how you wear your own.
We love this look on Hadid. It perfectly mixed and matched a feminine off-the-shoulder sweater with a grungy pair of distressed boyfriend jeans. Hadid paired the outfit with chunky combat boots and a leather backpack to add just the right amount of playful edginess.
Emily Ratajkowski pulled out all the stops when piecing together this dreamy spring ensemble. The light wash of this particular pair of boyfriend jeans complemented the touches of dusty pink in the blouse and purse. Ratajkowski kept this look from getting too sweet with a couple of well-placed distressed embellishments in the jeans, along with a bold pair of white shades.
The combination of off-the-shoulder blouses with boyfriend jeans seems to be a hit with It girls. Like Hadid's outfit, Rihanna paired a shoulder-baring bell-sleeve button-down with distressed boyfriend jeans that have an exaggerated slouch and cuffed hems. Still, additions like the glitzy stilettos rounded out this outfit's daintier side.
For an instantly sleek combination, pair a formfitting bodysuit with a loose pair of boyfriend jeans, as seen here on Kendall Jenner. Her contrasting silhouettes came together to create an outfit that's polished but retained plenty of individual style. We love the choice in bold stilettos—similar to how Rihanna paired her boyfriend jeans—particularly with the undone look of a cuffed hem.
Like her sister, Gigi Hadid paired her boyfriend jeans with edgier touches, including black leather sneakers and a long trench with leather piping. The medium wash broke up this otherwise entirely black ensemble, adding a hint of California cool to this otherwise city slick outfit.
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Fringe detailing decks out the hem and sides of these jeans.
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