Ever look at someone’s shoes and see the perfect cuff on their pants while wondering why it never turns out that good when you do it yourself? So do I! All the time…. But fear not, I’ll show you how to roll your jeans perfectly, without looking uneven or looking like you’ve spent an hour on it, then just gave up with a saggy looking mess.
There are a few easy steps to getting the perfect cuffed look that anyone can follow. Here they are, in order of importance:
Find the right pair of pants. Only cuff skinny fitting jeans, and with the right kind of material. I only cuff with denim. In my opinion, it’s the only safe kind of material to cuff without creating a fashion faux pas! Never, ever cuff flared jeans, or any other style with a wide bottom. People will look at you, and not in a GOOD way.
If you’re on a budget, choose Levi’s 512 Skinny jean. I’ve never EVER had a bad pair of Levi’s. There are more expensive options for the high fashion connoisseur, but for the average person, Levi’s are a great option.
For a look that’s very close to as pictured, True Religion Stella Skinny Fit are a great option. These are a bit skinnier than the Levi’s and pretty much embody the meaning of the term “skinny jean”.
When you get your jeans, maximize their life by not washing them often. Yes, you read that right…. I only wash my jeans once a month, or even longer than that if I can get away with it.
The right shoes matter. People will look at your shoes when you have cuffed jeans. In fact, the shoes almost become the highlight of your outfit when your jeans are cuffed since it’s kind of like putting them on display.
The types of shoes that go best with cuffed jeans are flats, heels or pumps, and wedges.
I like to be a little daring when I wear flats. I really LOVE Sam Edelman’s Felicia Ballet Flat. They come in a lot of colors, and are a very nice flat
For pumps, I’m really loving the Corso Como Del. Check out the huge discount on this pump, too.
My favorite wedge to wear with cuffed jeans is the Clarks Purity Snow Wedge Pump. This is the one that I rock, and would recommend to anyone. I’ve gotten more compliments in them than any other shoe.
Only cuff under the right circumstances:
Never cuff when it’s too cold. Who would like frostbitten ankles? I wouldn’t!
Never cuff when you’re trying to look formal-ish. Cuffing is a casual fashion statement that says that you’re carefree. I know that you really ARE, but that’s never appropriate for formal attire.
Get down to business… Cuff them!
Here’s a great video on how to do that, enjoy!
Here are a few different looks with rolled and cuffed jeans: