Boyfriend Jeans, Statement Ankle Boots And A Layering Trick




I’ve talked before about how boyfriend jeans are slimming down – the new phrase is girlfriend jeans – and how much more flattering this new shape is.  You guys obviously agree – this pair of girlfriend jeans was one of the most-purchased items by TME readers in 2015.  (Those jeans are sold out, but the newer, lighter wash is currently 33% off at Nordstrom.)

We loooove our comfy jeans.

Anyway, I’ve been looking for a pair of light-wash girlfriend jeans and I think I’ve found a good one – Seven for All Mankind’s Relaxed Skinny Girlfriend Jean.  They’re slimmer, but unlike the Rag and Bones ones featured before, they’re extra slouchy around the hips, making them look more like guys’ jeans (yet still sexy and feminine).  Also, most sizes are on sale at Amazon.  So there’s that.

I’ve been wearing these Sevens constantly (you can see them with paired with converse on my Insta, @shanachristine), but one of my favorite ways to style is with statement ankle boots and lots of layers.

(I’m practicing the rule of 3.  Gosh, that’s from 2011.  Anyone remember that old post?)











Notes on the layering trick:  throw a button-down under a cowl neckline, and button to the top.  Also, don’t be afraid of the half tuck – even with two layers.  The key is to unbutton the bottom few buttons so you can tuck in one half of the shirt, leaving the other tail out.  Then half-tuck your sweater.  Truthfully, my half-tuck is a touch too centered in the pic above.  I prefer it off to one side.






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Outfit Details

sweater: Design History Cashmere Cowl (size xs) c/o Amazon Fashion

shirt: old Eliz & James, but I really like the look of Banana’s Riley shirt, although I don’t know if it’s nice and long.  If you really need length, I’d recommend Equipment’s Margaux shirt (also here – both are on crazy sale, btw).

jeans: Seven for All Mankind Relaxed Skinny Girlfriend Jean in Light Blue Hue c/o Amazon Fashion (size down – they run big and are stretchy)

jacket: old LOFT moto jacket but I was freezing, even in all of my layers.  Banana’s short moto jacket would’ve been better, or even this cool gray army parka.

boots: Billy Ella Embroidered Star Boots

bag: Madewell Transport Rucksack

sunglasses: Prada c/o Ditto

mittens: Anthropologie