How To Wear The Boyfriend Jean

Stylish ways to rock the jean of the moment

Ashish SS15

Stylish ways to rock the jean of the moment

Denim can be a tricky thing to pull-off in the summer – skinny jeans and heat do not go together and denim shorts and skirts don't always tick the appropriate or practical dressing boxes. Enter boyfriend jeans – the answer to your summer sartorial dilemmas.They are the epitome of off-duty chic, but with clever styling they can be transformed into a great evening or officewear option.

The beauty of denim is its timelessness. A great pair of jeans won't date and they are durable enough to last a lifetime. However, knowing how to style them up and make them work for different occasions can be tricky. The key is to be adventurous and experiment with different shapes, textures and accessorises. Just look at these killer combinations…

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Party Time If you like sparkly, pretty things then there is no reason why you can't work them into a denim look for a big night out. As seen on the Ashish SS15 catwalks, models were sent down the runways in sparkly sequin tops, statement heels and beautiful boyfriend jeans. If sparkles aren't your thing, then a silk cami with strappy heels or statement flats will also take your jeans from day to night seamlessly.

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Roll With It Patchwork jeans can look a bit dressed down, but J Crew shows us how to turn a very casual jean into a very chic ensemble. The key here is to roll them up and flash some ankle to give the illusion of a longer silhouette. If you're worried about what footwear to go for, just think mules, sandals or courts. Here, the look is pulled together perfectly with a smart cropped jacket and classic courts, accessorised with sunglasses and polished off with a red lippy.

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Like A Boy Take a few tips from Karen Walker on how to do smart-casual for the office. Basically just add a brogue and you're good and they prove you don't have to wear a heel to smarten things up. Team with a boxy shaped top or a crisp white shirt and keep accessories simple and to a minimum.

Abisoye Odugbesan is a London-based freelance fashion stylist and was previously fashion editor at Marie Claire UK. Abisoye is also the founder of beauty platform Beauty And Style Edit. Her work includes styling fashion and beauty editorials, celebrity dressing, wardrobe and brand consultancy, still life shoots and e-comm.