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What Can I Do To Transform Baggy Jeans?

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I woke up this morning and had a wonderful (but inconvenient) problem!

The Problem:
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Fashion Stylist Tip: To transform baggy jeans, just roll at cuff to make boyfriend jeans.

An early morning meeting with a regular client who’s laid back and uber-casual, made we want to wear a pair of my dark wash, worn jeans that go with everything.

As I was putting on the jeans, I had a really great, but untimely revelation…the jeans were too big! Now about three weeks ago, these jeans fit fine, but I’ve been toughing it out with my New Year’s resolution and am starting to get results.

The thing with these jeans is that it wasn’t only the waist that’s now too big, but they’re already an ankle length.


The Solution:

Hmmm…well, I only had about 30 minutes to get ready before heading out to see my client, so I decided to transform my now too big ankle jeans to a pair of boyfriend jeans with cuffs at the ankles as well as the waist. I paired it with a top that would cover the roll at the waist (exactly like in the picture). The look was finished with stiletto pumps and great bag.

I made my meeting and it went fabulous!


The Breakdown:
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Fashion Stylist Tip: You can roll jeans at the waist too! Just disguise with cute top.

So if you’re having this wonderful problem here’s what you need to do:

  • Roll oversized baggy jeans at the waist (one roll) and at the ankle (one or two rolls)*
  • Pair your new boyfriend jeans with stiletto heels (versus chunky heels) to provide contrast to the boxier silhouette of the jeans–It will make your legs look longer!
  • Cover the roll at the waist with a blouson, peasant, or kimono style top
  • Add a pop of color with accessories such as an oversized handbag, jewelry, or a hat to detract further from the jean roll at the waist

*Fashion Stylist Tip: Only roll the jeans at the ankle no higher than shin level.


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