From Boyfriend Jeans to Baggy Trousers, It's All about the Slouch this Fall!
KATIE HOLMES SHOWS US HOW TO WEAR BOYFRIEND JEANS
It is very rare when a definite origin of a trend can be traced, but this time around it is easy to point the finger. Katie Holmes has definitely put the boyfriend jean trend into a whole new category of cool. This increasingly popular trend among celebrities has caught everyday markets off guard, resulting in a lack of available options for purchase. The very few women’s jeans that are available for purchase (or even just pre-order) are priced well above $200 and don’t offer the effortless look that we see so easily pulled off on Katie.
Luckily we have a solution, provided for us by the lovely Mrs. Cruise herself, who has in fact been wearing her hubby’s jeans. To pull the whole look together, choose items similar to Katie’s. A crisp button down shirt like Old Navy's Voile Roll Up Shirt is a nice contrast to the slouchy jeans, and of course a C-buckle belt is a must to keep the denim in exactly the right place. Her dark loafers are comfortable and effortless, and a simple scarf like this Croft & Barrow Fleece Scarf has just the right finishing touch. Throw in a dark Melie Franco crossbody bag and you’re ready to start your day.
HOW TO SHOP FOR MEN'S JEANS:
Ladies, it’s time to go shopping in the men’s department for our perfect pair of fall jeans. Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for men's jeans:
To get your perfect pair of men's jeans, it is absolutely necessary to try them on because sizing will be a total mystery. Luckily, once you find which size fits your hips, that number can guide you through virtually any store because menswear, unlike women’s, has set sizing standards.
Choose a pair of jeans in a straight-leg or boot cut and stay away from overly relaxed fits because you want a casual slouch, not a pair that you can get lost in. We love the look of ReClaim's Bootleg Jean.
Men’s pants are also measured in lengths. Purposefully choose a pair that is too long because you are going to roll up the hem to get that perfect Katie Holmes look.
Choose light to medium washes to create the perfect casual daytime look and keep your darker washes for your feminine evening denim.
HOW TO WEAR SLOUCHY TROUSERS FOR DAY & NIGHT
Boyfriend jeans aren’t the only slouchy pants that are popular this fall. Slouchy trousers are a must for any woman with a sense of fashion in the office or who wants to look sleek and chic during the evening. Luckily, this trend is more available than the boyfriend jean and it comes in a variety of colors and fabrics.
The slouchy trouser is different from the regular wide-leg pant. The easiest way to tell the difference is the waistline pleating on the slouchy trouser, adding a casual volume from the hips downward.
The perfect slouchy trouser has a waistline that begins a little below the natural waist and rests casually on the hips. Avoid higher waistlines, which are too structured.
For work, tuck a slightly voluminous printed blouse like Forever 21's Starry Night Chiffon Blouse into your slouchy trousers, and for evening try pairing them with a sparkly tank (still tucked in, of course).
Try playing with layered items, such as chic vests like this Bensoni Vest Tank and cropped jackets. When in doubt, just stick with a simplified color palette like black, gray, and white.
Slouchy pants look best when worn with a great pair of platforms, whether they’re sandals or booties. Our favorite just happens to be a great pair of Darcie Piped Slingback silver platforms which pair perfectly with the black and white color scheme we favor.
No matter which trend is more your style, just remember to keep it loose and fun because this fall is all about the slouch!