Boyfriend Blues

Over the last few weeks I’ve been on a serious hunt for the perfect pair of distressed boyfriend jeans. You know the ones. Loose in the hip, seat, and legs with a just-right taper and strategically placed rips and tears. I almost gave up after trying on about 12 pairs, resigned to the fact that to pull off the style you really do have to be shaped like a boy. And I, for one, am not. In most cases, my small waist swam in the extra inches up top while my bum and legs felt squeezed into their designated spaces. Here are a few of the pairs I tried – and returned.

Jeans1. AG Adriano Goldschmied “Nikki” // 2. KUT from the Kloth “Catherine” // 3. J.Crew Vintage Straight Jean // 4. Citizens of Humanity “Emerson” //
5. Current/Elliott “The Traveler”


But just as I prepared to relegate my participation in the boyfriend-jean trend to staring wistfully at the models in my J.Crew catalog (and the Instagram feed of Glitter Guide founder Taylor Sterling, who looks good in absolutely EVER. Y. THING.), a little miracle arrived in the mail from Nordstrom: Citizens of Humanity’s “Dylan” jean.


Citizens   Citizens of Humanity “Dylan”


They’re lightweight, which makes them look less bulky and allows for a better drape, and the slightly darker shade makes them feel a little more put together. I’ve worn them out once and am already wondering if I should pick up a second pair, knowing that eventually I’ll wear these out in a totally different sense. They’re a petite, girl-shaped girl’s denim dream come true.

What are your go-to denim brands and styles?



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