So I (Jessica) love the boyfriend jeans trend. I love the juxtaposition of super casual destroyed jeans and cute tops. But the problem is that I was under the impression that they only look good on ladies like these:
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But I also like a challenge. I like being outside my comfort zone. And so in true Jessica form I DIYed my own pair of boyfriend jeans using a beat up pair I already owned in a size too big. I just distressed them some more, hacked off the hems and rolled them up, and now I have my very own pair of trendy jeans without spending any money! Because I'm cheap like that. I own it.
I think I did a pretty good job styling them, actually. I will say that this isn't the most flattering trend on my body I've ever seen, but it was really fun and they turned out to be easy to combine with just about anything.
*more pre-haircut pictures!*
So here is how I took my new DIY pair of jeans and styled them. Just to see if I could. Let the experimenting commence:
My new Chuck Norris slouchy tee, sunglasses (because I never leave the house without them!) and my favorite summer hat with wedge heels.
Shoes: old, stolen from my mom// Jeans: American Eagle (old & DIY'd)// Belt: thrifted// Sunglasses: thrifted// Shirt: DIY// Hat: Target
I'll wear this outfit. For sure. Probably six times in the next month. This is completely within my comfort zone and I actually like the beat-up jeans with the DIY slouchy tee. And since I have many of these tees now and 12 pairs of sunglasses in every color, it won't be hard to repeat over and over again!
Peplum top: Target// Jeans: American Eagle (old & DIY)// Shoes: Steve Madden// Earrings: F21
This look was totally me playing dress up for the fun of it, and completely outside my comfort zone. Though I do love a harder look sometimes (like here) I almost NEVER wear this much eye makeup. And that, my friends, is a full on 60's style cat eye in black. Intense. I do love the booties with the jeans, and the peplum top gives me some curves! This could be a fun "going out" outfit. I'm glad I went out of my comfort zone, but looking at this picture makes me snicker because it doesn't even look like me! That actually girl scares me a little bit, glaring icily at the camera.
My favorite striped tank from last year, neutral vest, and grey converse all star low tops:
Tank: Thrifted// Jeans: American Eagle (old & DIY)// Shoes: Converse// Vest: Victoria's Secret// Earrings: DIY
I will probably wear this look again, however. Converse + distressed jeans = gold. I would also wear this with a floaty spaghetti strap floral tank top for when it's too hot to layer on the vest (because people, here in southern Idaho it gets to be 112 degrees in high summer). In fact I have exactly the perfect tank top in mind! I'm going to have to go pull that out of my closet now...oh wait, I wore that one today already.
In which lots of bows are involved. Sequined tank, delicate heels with tiny bows, sweet headband with a bow.
Tank: Express// Jeans: American Eagle (old & DIY)// Shoes: Kate Spade (thrifted!)// Headband: stolen from my daughter
Yeah I'll be honest, I've worn this outfit out before. This is the only look I've ever actually worn with these jeans (before they were DIY'd)! I added a black Calvin Klein blazer and earrings instead of the headband, though. I love this combo, it's the perfect thing to wear on a girl's night out. The headband made me feel silly, as you can probably tell.
Top: Vintage// Shoes: American Eagle// Jeans: American Eagle (old & DIY)// Necklace: handmade gift from a friend
I would maybe wear this outfit, since I've already experimented with crop tops this spring I'm getting more comfortable with them, but it's still a little weird to have my abs exposed! Though I do think this gorgeous vintage lace top is actually pretty flattering, I'll probably wear a tank under it next time because it *ahem* buttons up the front. This look is a little more feminine then I usually do as well, but I love those shoes with this outfit!
Well let me know your opinions on this trend! Do you guys think I pulled off this look? How would you style these jeans?