Boyfriend Jeans: Why We Love Them and How to Wear Them

Did you know Marilyn Monroe began the boyfriend jeans craze in the 1960s? On the set of the American western, Misfits, Marilyn was often spotted wearing loose-fitting jeans, worn in contrast to her overtly feminine looks.

Many years later, Katie Holmes was spotted walking the streets of NYC in Tom Cruises’ jeans. Given Katie’s small figure, Tom’s jeans created a slouchy, over-sized, relaxed look – which was a major step away from biggest jean trend at the time; the skinny jean.

Fast-forward to today and boyfriend jeans are a key denim style in the fashion world. Championed by celebrities like Rihanna, Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid often associated with the relaxed style.

What Exactly is a Boyfriend Jean?

The Boyfriend jean is a relaxed fit jean that sits comfortably just above your hips. They tend to stay tight around the bottom and straighten out to the ankles. There are many (many!) variations of the boyfriend jean; but the concept stays the same; slightly relaxed, sometimes slouchy & always comfy. 

How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

The limit does not exist!

But seriously, there are SO many ways to wear boyfriend jeans. Because the style is so versatile, how you style your boyfriend jeans really depends on your personal style and what season it is!

Let’s start with the basics:

Boyfriend jeans can be worn with a variety of different tops and jumpers to create it a casual look. If you’re going to the office or out and want to elevate your look, choose a blouse, crop or “dressier” top. In the cooler months, boyfriend jeans look great with outwear over top; a blazer, trench coat or a teddy bear coat would go perfectly.

Mykonos Jeans - Mid 90s

The Mykonos is a high rise boyfriend Jean that features slightly relaxed leg that finishes at the ankle, making them the perfect everyday boyfriend jean. They are made from cotton-rich denim with a small amount of stretch, giving them a structured yet comfortable fit.

Fabrication: 98.5% Cotton 1.5% Elastane

Kathleen Jeans

Our Kathleen jeans are a high waisted boyfriend jean that relaxes through the thigh and leg and finishes with a cuffed ankle. Made from a blend that includes breathable lyocell and premium cotton, these jeans are perfect to be worn all day.

At Mavi we wear them with:

Fabrication: 65% Cotton 13% Lyocell 13% Polyester 7% 

What Shoes Go with Boyfriend Jeans?

Here at Mavi we’re big believers in wearing what you like and what feels comfortable. So what shoes you choose to pair with your boyfriend jeans is really a personal choice.

In the summer, we love pairing baggy boyfriend jeans with heels and sandals for a dressier look and sneakers for a more casual look.

In the winter, we love boyfriend jeans with sneakers and boots. A heeled book looks so chic with a boyfriend jean if you’re looking to dress your jeans up for the office or going out!

Interested in the differences between Mom Jeans vs Boyfriend Jeans? Have a read of our article and where we look at all things Mom Jeans!

Mavi Jeans

Mavi - The Turkish word for Blue.

Mavi is proudly made in Turkey, home to some of the finest fabric manufacturers in the world.   Mavi Jeans start with the highest quality denim, carefully curated into the best fitting and feeling jeans on the market, all at a competitive price.

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