There has been a war brewing in the house of Denim. Yes, there are always spats: shorts vs. skirts, dark wash vs. bleached—but the true war is Boyfriend Jeans vs Skinny Jeans.
Now I wear both. Admittedly in my wardrobe, the boyfriends were limited to super casual wear and the skinnies were my true go-tos. However, recently (in the wake of my break from the New Mom Uniform) I’ve been finding new ways to wear my boyfriend jeans.
And with that the inspiration for this post: Boyfriend Jeans vs Skinny Jeans! Here are two looks. Each with the same top, but one paired with boyfriends the second with skinnies and styled accordingly. The goal was to style looks that could be worn in similar settings.
I really like the relaxed feel of this look. The boyfriend jeans* are a lighter wash with some whiskering. I added a frayed, wider olive canvas belt and a pair of brown sandals, with a stiletto heel. Important to making this look work is the tucked in top. This gives my figure the definition that it would otherwise lose with the wider jeans. I was super comfortable in this look and loved the laidback cool feel of it.
*Technically I did not buy the specific “boyfriend” jeans cut. They just never seemed flattering on me! Instead, I bought these Madewell Skinny Skinny jeans, 3 sizes larger than my normal size and achieved the look I was going for!
The skinnies and this look is a favorite of mine. The top is airy and feels light against the dark fitted denim. Unlike the boyfriends, I went with an only partially tucked shirt to play up the lightness. I paired it with a skinny belt and metallic wedges. These elements support the polished overall feel but still work with the daytime summer aesthetic I was going for.
Now I want to hear from you: Boyfriends or Skinnies? Which is your go-to look or do you wear a bit of both?