If you are a t-shirt and jeans type of girl, you undoubtedly have a favorite pair of denim jeans in your closet. Though jeans can often be worn with anything, there might be times when you cross the line into terrible territory. So, keep on reading for the denim jeans mistakes that can ruin your outfit.
Sloppy cuffs: The laid-back look of cuffed denim can add instant style to any ensemble. You, however, have to take care to get it right with these simple tips. For loose-fitting, wide-leg jeans: Try a thick cuff. Fold up to create a one-inch cuff, then fold again to make a two inch cuff. For skinny jeans: Try a mini cuff. Fold up to a half-inch cuff, then fold again to add an extra half inch. The bottom of the cuff should hit at or just above the ankle. For slouchy boyfriend jeans: Create a no-fuss half cuff. This one is less of a science; simply fold up to make a four-inch cuff, scrunch the bottom of the cuff to create texture, and roll the top of the hem downward.
The wrong size pockets: The size and shape of your pockets can seriously change the way your jeans look from behind. In general, pockets that sit high and tilt slightly outward will make your bottom appear fit and lifted. Avoid pockets that sit lower than the bottom curve of your butt (the spot where your butt cheeks meet your legs). Jeans with no pockets are also a no-no. You don’t want to ignore this nice little fashion trick that can make you look thinner.
Wrong size when you're in-between sizes: The feeling of being smack in the middle two sizes is no fun. Now most denim fabric stretches out naturally over time, so you don’t have to worry. But if you are between two sizes and you are going for a fitted look, select the small pair, as it will stretch to your natural curves with wear. The lighter and thinner the weight of the denim, the more it will stretch.
The wrong hemline: Nothing pulls a look together better than a crisp hem or a fitted fold. Decide how you will be wearing a certain pair of jeans the most, and take them to your tailor to have them hemmed. Skinny jeans should be cropped to the top of the ankle, straight-leg jeans to the mid-point of the ankle, and boot-cut jeans to a half-inch off the ground.
Wear baggy fits with boots: Skinny jeans are by far the easiest fit to tuck into a boot. But while other fits might take a few extra steps, nothing is impossible. For boot cut jeans, fold the hem up to make a two-inch cuff and tuck the cuff into a high sock. The boot should slip right on with minimal bagging at the top. For ankle boots, try a skinny jean with a cuff. You will want a sliver of skin to show between the hem of your pants and the top of the boot for effect.