Weekend Look: How to stay stylish in boyfriend jeans


On the weekend, I’m looking for something that’s easy, comfortable and will keep me relatively cool while I’m out and about. I love to go to the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday mornings wearing my boyfriend jeans. I grab a coffee, enjoy brunch with friends or get those errands done. If I’m not going to walk out of the house in my go-to athletic wear, then I’m going to make sure that I’m as close as I can be to that level of comfort. I’m the type of woman who prefers denim over dresses which can get a bit tricky in the summertime when temperatures are on the rise. Boyfriend jeans with rips or “air vents” as I like to call them, have become my favorite style of jean to carry me through the summer. The relaxed fit jean is a beautiful thing and has been made more attractive by all the rips– they keep your legs feeling happy instead of suffocating like they would in a fitted pair. I have never understood why someone would purposely buy jeans that were ripped (that would be the practical Meaghan thinking) until I purchased a pair of boyfriend jeans. OMG, I totally get it now!! These jeans are fabulous, but it took me a minute to figure out what to look for and how to style them. I wanted to give you a few tips I discovered to looking stylish in boyfriend jeans.

Don’t spend a fortune
If you’re going to purchase ripped jeans, be that boyfriend or any other kind of jeans for that matter, keep the price point low. These are not a staple item in your closet (think coat, white tee, and boots) that merits spending $100 plus, although you’re more than welcome to. These are a one or two season item that will soon have holes so big that you have to recycle them into something new or get rid of them all together. They are a fun trendy item, but not worth lots of your hard earned dollars. I love shops like Zara and Forever 21 for denim under $50.

Equal parts boyfriend/girlfriend
Boyfriend jeans are sometimes really difficult to style because of their baggy fit. They are so cute, but one can often wonder what to do with the things! I find that I like the formula of pairing boyfriend jeans with something that falls into the girlfriend category, meaning a top that’s cropped, fitted, or flowy to bring a bit of balance to the overall look. Here I styled my jeans with a loose fitting, but cropped, lace top to keep my look flowy and easy. I also love styling boyfriend jeans with a fitted top and or a bodysuit to give me shape. If a top that’s fitted or cropped is not something you feel comfortable in, the next best option is to wear a top that you can tuck in either in front or all the way around. This way, you accomplish the boyfriend/girlfriend formula in a less dramatic, yet still fabulous way.

Keep the accessories minimal
Boyfriend jeans make a big statement all on their own and don’t require much assistance. The whole vibe of these jeans is casual and comfy, so uncomplicated accessories just make sense. I love wearing slide sandals or a simple heel if I’m going for a dressier look. I like to accessorize this kind of outfit with another item that I have been loving lately, the choker. I’m not a flashy jewelery kind of gal, so chokers are right up my alley and add the perfect touch to this kind of outfit.

Hope these tips were helpful and you try out my “air vent” jeans!

Meaghan xx









Matt Jones Photography and Design


Jeans: Zara similar 12, 3

Top: ShopCuffs

Neclace: Aldo

Sandals: Target similar 12





  1. Emily on July 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    LOVE that top, and love those jeans! This looks comfortable yet still so chic!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Aww thank you Emily!! It’s definite a favorite of mine for those very reasons : ) Thank you for stopping by!! Xx

  2. Lauren on July 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    What a great look – I love how you added some shimmery sandals!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Lauren! Thank you so much. They are my favorite pair of slides : )

  3. Ruthie on July 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    LOVE this look!! I need a pair of those jeans, girl!! XO

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Do it Ruthie! You will be living in them. They are so comfortable it’s ridiculous❤️

  4. Ruthie on July 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    And these are the perfect boy friend jeans!!! LOVE the top as well! Awesome post! XO

  5. Amanda on July 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Love boyfriend jeans! This look is so sweet.

    xo, Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      I never knew how wonderful they were till recently! I could wear them all the time. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello : ) Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

  6. Jess on July 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Looking fabulous!! Love those jeans!!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Aww thanks Jess : ) Hope you’re doing good!! Have a fab weekend xx

  7. Evin Elizabeth on July 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Love all your tips for styling boyfriend jeans!! I agree they can be tough to style, but you make them look so cute!

    Evin Elizabeth

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      You are so sweet, thank you!! Glad you enjoyed the post. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

  8. Jana on July 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I love boyfriend jeans! They look great with those slide on sandals! xo Jana

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you Jana❤️ I’ve been wearing this jean/shoe combo way too much haha. Hope you’re doing good!!

  9. Travel Pockets on July 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try boyfriend jeans and I think I will have to make a trip to Zara this week! Love your top too!!!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      You will not regret it! They are seriously the most comfortable thing, especially if you want to wear jeans in the summer. Thank you for reading xx

  10. Abby Chhabra on July 26, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Omg, I am OBSESSED with that top! I need it like right now!! <3 You look gorg!

    Abby xx

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Haha thanks Abby!! It’s a new favorite. Give me your address and I’ll send it to you ; )

  11. Lauren B. on July 26, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Girl, I’ve been needing these tips. that top is so clutch & makes the outfit super chic and feminine, LOVE it all!
    xx, Lo {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

  12. Angelle Marix on July 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Girl, you look smokin’ hot in these boyfriend jeans!!! I love the top that you paired with them. Simple yet so stylish!!! Love!!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on July 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Angelle you are just way too sweet!! You’re making me feel like million bucks. Thank you for reading. I hope you’re doing well and that you have a marvelous weekend : )

  13. Abby on August 10, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Love the ease that boyfriend jeans bring to an outfit… this look is a perfect example!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on August 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Me too!! I pretty much live in them because they’re so comfortable. I don’t know what I did without them. Hope you have a great weekend xx

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