I’m not one to follow trends – especially not one that I deem to be somewhat sloppy – so I really didn’t get on board with the boy(friend) jean movement initiated by Katie Holmes. But when a copy of the Les Halles lookbook landed on my (virtual) desktop, I decided to give the style a try since the boy jean actually looked really cute on their model. I put them on, instantly fell in love and have never looked back.
It’s fitting that I like Les Halles because they made the original boy cut back in the seventies – instead of simply jumping on the trend bandwagon. Les Halles’ Boy Jeans have that worn in look and feel from the first time you put them on. I didn’t have to break them in or do any jean squats. In fact, I tried them on, decided they felt more comfortable than sweats and just wore them for the rest of the day. The jeans are loose and roomy on the top, but cut closer to the body in the legs, which makes it look incredibly flattering without sacrificing that boyfriend style. Surprisingly, even though these come with frays and rips, it doesn’t give off that sloppy vibe, instead feeling more like relaxed, all-American chic. I like to roll up the cuffs a little and dress mine up for casual Fridays at the office with a white button down shirt and mary jane heels.
These jeans do run big, so be sure to order 2 sizes down. Now that’s never hurt anyone’s confidence.