Katie Holmes, one-half of the TomKat paparazzi feeding frenzy duo, has been going tomboy on us. Sporting the new pixie cut, Katie is seen in New York City going to her All My Sons rehearsals in various baggy, peg leg boyfriend jeans. The PRPS jeans she stole from hubby Tom Cruise looks pretty cool, but not on her! They are too baggy and are unflattering to her hips. Careful!
Swap jeans with your male BFF, but watch out for excess bagginess! With dudes still walking around town wearing tight leg strangle-hold jeans these days, you may as well just swap your skinnies for your buddy’s regular fits and get yourself some instant boyfriend jeans action. And, if you’re not into borrowing someone else’s denims, try snagging a pair of unisex jeans from denim brands such as April 77 or Nudie Jeans. I still can’t picture myself going back to peg legs (again, grimace-inducing memories of bad 80s fashions), but I can dig the boyfriend jeans look!
Us non-celebrity types can get that tomboy look just as easily. Have fun with these boyfriend jeans options for different rolled, peg leg, or cuffed jeans looks.
Tight Peg Leg Look
Nudie Jeans Slim Jim Dry Japan. Available online at The Denim Bar.
Keep it slim and trim throughout with these raw jeans. Roll ’em tight around the ankles. Any height shoes will do. This is great for that school girl preppy look. Pair this with a Dohlman sleeve top or elbow length cardigan.
Loose Cuff Look
Current/Elliott Elephant Bell in Loved Wash. Available online at Singer22.
Cuff or roll these jeans at the ankles and slide on some stilettos. Throw on a loose-fitting slinky top, and you’re ready to rock the boyfriend look for a night out on the town. The dark wash and sanding creates a three-dimensional, slimmer appearance. These Current/Elliott jeans will give your legs a blouson look, as it’s wider at the bottom for more freedom of movement, even when cuffed. It’s a feminine touch.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
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