Boyfriend jeans are one of the hottest trends right now, but they can be hard to wear if you’re not used to loose-fitting pants. You have to balance out the proportions between your top and bottom so that it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a pair of mom jeans. As we all know, boyfriend jeans are trendy yet they are looser than other forms of jeans like skinny and fitted jeans.

For this reason, it is important that you know what to pair with your boyfriend jeans if you do not want to look goofy when wearing them. Nobody wants to look like a joke especially when they are going out with friends, on a date, or at an important event. This is why, in this article, you will learn how not to look goofy wearing boyfriend jeans.

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How to Not Look Goofy Wearing Boyfriend Jeans

1. Don’t tuck in your shirt

If you want to tuck in, make sure it’s not all the way. If your shirt is tucked into your jeans, then it creates a straight line that makes the bottom of your body look shorter. To avoid this, try leaving a few inches of the shirt untucked and let it hang over the waistband of your boyfriend jeans. This will create an illusion of longer legs and more height at the same time.

2. Choose an oversized tee

The best way to avoid looking like you’re wearing your boyfriend’s jeans is to choose an oversized top that doesn’t draw attention to the jeans and makes them stand out. You can also opt for a baggy tee, but keep in mind that this style of shirt is not as flattering on most people.

3. Wear a short jacket

You could wear a short leather jacket, or a suede one, or even a denim jacket if you’re feeling that blue-collar vibe. But whatever you do, make sure it’s fitted and doesn’t look baggy.

4. Roll up those sleeves

This look is best pulled off with a blazer, but if you want to go au naturel, try rolling up the sleeves of your boyfriend jeans. This will help create a more feminine look while still giving you the comfort and familiarity of your boyfriend jeans. If you’re going to roll up your sleeves, do it properly: don’t roll them too high or too low.

5. One word – sneakers

Wearing sneakers with boyfriend jeans is one of the most effective ways to look smart, casual, and cool all at once. You can wear sneakers with any outfit and they instantly bring it up a notch. There are so many different kinds of sneakers out there from Converse to slip-on and everything in between. So choose your favorites based on your personal style preferences or what kind of shoe fits best with your jeans.

6. You can wear a structured jacket that balances out the boyfriend jeans’ volume

A good jacket is your secret weapon for getting away with wearing boyfriend jeans, it will add structure to the look, making it more intentional and less like you just threw on a pair of pants.

A structured jacket can have a variety of fits, from boxy to tapered. As for materials, steer clear of shiny fabrics that might distract from your denim game; instead, opt for something textured and matte that won’t compete with the fabric.

7. Go for a more feminine top, like a ruffled top or a lace top to balance out the jeans

If you’re wearing a boyfriend jean, then you should probably wear something that is more feminine. This means going for a ruffled top or a lace top. The jeans are supposed to be loose and the top should be fitted. With this in mind, you can balance out your look and not look too feminine or masculine when wearing them together.

8. Opt for form-fitting jeans instead of loose ones

If you’re going to wear boyfriend jeans, make sure that they fit well. Loose jeans can make you look sloppy and unkempt while form-fitted ones can help you look pulled together and polished. If you want to wear boyfriend jeans, it’s important that the pair fits correctly so that they flatter your figure rather than distract from it.

9. Don’t be afraid to give your boyfriend jeans some structure with a belt

Wearing boyfriend jeans can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to know how to wear them properly. For example, don’t be afraid to give your boyfriend jeans some structure with a belt. If you want your boyfriend jeans to look more feminine, I would suggest pairing them with heels or booties.

10. Balance them out with heels, because the right shoes make any casual outfit look stylish

Wearing heels is one of the easiest ways to dress up a boyfriend jean outfit. You can also wear them with almost anything else in your wardrobe, whether it’s super casual or more formal. Heels will help you add some height and balance out the boyfriend jeans, making your legs look longer than they really are.

11. Wearing cropped boyfriend jeans will balance out the loose fit of the pants

One of the best ways to make your boyfriend jeans look more stylish is to wear a cropped pair. Cropped jeans are usually just above the ankles, which will balance out the loose fit of your boyfriend jeans and make them look more polished and chic.

12. Tuck in your shirt to make the look less sloppy and chicer

Tucking in your shirt is another good way to make sure that you don’t look sloppy. If you have a long shirt, then by all means tuck it in. Tucking in a baggy shirt can also be useful when wearing boyfriend jeans because it helps balance out the proportions of your outfit: bagginess on top, and tightness on the bottom. This will help give off an image that you’re confident and not just trying out some trendy new look because everyone else is doing it.

13. Pair with a fitted, cropped, or tucked-in top

To avoid looking like you’re wearing a potato sack, it’s best to pair your boyfriend jeans with a fitted, cropped, or tucked-in top. This will balance out the loose fit of the jeans and help create structure in the outfit. A crop top is especially great for this because you can show off your midriff (if you want), but it still creates more definition than if you were wearing an untucked shirt and trousers.

14. Wear a belt

If you’re wearing a long top, tuck it in and then wear the belt. The purpose of the belt is to help define your waist and push the top down so that it doesn’t look like an oversized shirt on top of your pants. If you don’t want to wear a belt but want to keep your shirt tucked in, go for something fitted at the waist instead of loose-fitting with no structure or definition.

15. Choose the right fit

First things first: you need to choose the right fit. You want the jeans to be loose but not too loose, otherwise the look becomes sloppy and ill-fitting.

If you’re short, go for a pair that is shorter in length, as well as slightly fitted through the bottom part of your legs so that you can wear them with high heels without looking like a clown. If you’re tall, get a longer pair that will flatter your proportions. And if you have an athletic build, stick with stretch denim so they don’t feel tight on any part of your body.

16. Tailor the jeans

If you find that your boyfriend jeans are fitting too loosely in all the wrong places, have them tailored to fit you more closely in those areas, while still maintaining the baggy feel around your butt and thighs.

For example, if you’d like to get rid of that gap at your knees, take them to a tailor and ask them to shorten them by an inch or two before they flare out again. If they’re too big around your waistline or hips, have them taken in on either side of those areas as well.

17. Wear them with a blazer and/or sweater

You can also wear a sweater or blazer to balance out the loose fit of your boyfriend jeans. Blazers and sweaters are a great way to dress up boyfriend jeans because they cover up all of the extra fabric, which makes them look more polished than if you were wearing just a t-shirt or long-sleeve shirt.

Also, since these tops tend to be more fitted than the rest of your outfit and generally sit higher on your waistline, they can help draw people’s attention away from how baggy your pants are in places like the knee area.

18. Balance the proportions

To make sure your outfit isn’t too bulky, consider balancing the proportions of your outfit. You can do this by pairing your boyfriend jeans with a long-sleeve top or even a sweater. This will balance out the look and give you that “boyfriend” vibe without looking goofy.


I hope I’ve helped you avoid looking like a dork in your new boyfriend jeans. Remember that they’re classic pieces that can be worn in so many different ways. Experiment with different styles and silhouettes, but keep it simple. You don’t want to add too much bulk or volume to an already bulky garment, so stick with basics like tee shirts and blazers.

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