The Scraggy Jeans

I don't define myself as a fashion blogger so I don't feel too bad posting about a pair of scraggy, old-looking jeans. AKA nothing special. The worst part of this is that said item is only a few weeks old and were purchased pre-distressed. Yes, I paid to look scraggy.

Still, jokes aside, boyfriend jeans are the denim equivalent of pyjamas. I feel naughtily sloppy and comfy when I wear these and on off-duty days I don't want to wear anything else. After years of donning fairly restrictive skinny jeans these are such a nice, lazy alternative.

I wore them this week and tried to make them look a little more respectable with smart separates and flats. With jeans this baggy you need to take steps to smarten to avoid "Hobo".





Jeans: Current/Elliott (if you buy these go 1-2 sizes down...I went down one and got the 25)
Top: Zara (current season)
Jacket: Topshop
Shoes: Tory Burch
Sunglasses: Elizabeth & James "Fairfax"
Bag: Celine

I have always been quite keen on the boyish, preppy look and every now and then it's nice to wear something less close-fitting and roomy - do you ever feel like that? Mmm I tend to feel like this approximately once a month ;)

Thanks for all your entrants re the Hamsa necklace - I will announce the winner tomorrow. Glad you all think it's a pretty piece like I do :) 

52 comments:

  1. These look lovely on you, Laura x

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  2. As always you look lovely :) they look so comfy too! xxx

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  3. You can make just about anything look good!

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  4. You can pull anything of! I'm jealous! x

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  5. Ooh they look great on you, I love boyfriend jeans with heels too!!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  6. They look so comfy and stylish. I want them :)

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  7. Would love to see more pictures in your OOTDs :))

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  8. Looks comfy and trendy:) i can't imagine pulling that look off... but bravo! lol

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  9. Huge fan of the boyfriend jeans - looks great on you!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  10. I've been trying to find a good pair of boyfriend jeans! These look great on you =)

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  11. OMG LAURA perfect combo TOP and BLAZER in BLACK...absolut CHIC OUTFIT

    In love with your amazing BLOG

    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

    my new OUTFIT in www.laviequo.com

    SHOP in : www.laviequo.blogspot.com/2012/04/laviequocom-shop.html

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  12. You look great, love this slouchy look, I'm all for those days where you kinda want to look as if you've made an effort but not at the expense of comfort.

    Almost as if you've got your PJs on in broad daylight...how cosy comfortable would that be at your desk. Fear not I haven't done that..yet! ;-)

    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  13. Wow, I love the look of a black blazer with a black top underneath! Totally inspiring!

    I love my Citizens boyfriend jeans but the boy says it makes me look like I have no shape. I agree but I don't care - laziness wins ;)

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  14. Love to wear baggy pants, every girl needs a good pair to dress up or just pull off the boyfriend jean look. You look fab, so happy I found your blog recently!

    xx

    http://www.currently-craving.blogspot.com

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  15. You always look so well put together!!
    Check out my giveaway- http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/giveaway-revlon-lip-butter-and.html

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  16. You've really managed to smarten up the jeans :) I would most definitely wear this outfit ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  17. Here's a classic kiss-ass comment, but it is impossible for you to look scraggy! :)

    If you get the chance please check out my blog for new posts (Essie, Dior, De-Slick, Clinique etc. etc.)
    Thanks so much, hope you have a good day!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  18. If i were to wear this i'd look like I only got half dressed in the morning but you pull it off amazingly!

    hayleyandthebeautyfactory.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  19. I've always loved the look of boyfriend jeans but still haven't gotten a pair of my own. I think they look great with heels but the way you've paired them here is lovely too. Definitely not scraggy!

    xo, alison*elle

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  20. You pull these off so well! I'd look like such a hobo if I wore these haha :(

    Frances xx
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the jeans paired with the blazer! x

    themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I always feel like comfy is better!! I'm so sick of skinny jeans. They've made me want to swear off jeans for good. I've been wearing some cargo pants recently (just posted them, haha). I feel so sneaky getting away wearing them at work!!
    amber Easy Petite Looks

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  23. every now and then it's nice to wear something less close-fitting and roomy - do you ever feel like that? Mmm I tend to feel like this approximately once a month ;)

    you make me giggle :D

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  24. Love the comfy chic look.
    check out my blog www.lapizofluxury.com
    xoxo

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  25. I look like an over-weight homeless person in boyfriend jeans, so am extremely jelous that you look so good in them!! x x

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  26. AE does Boyfriend jean very well!
    A bit shleppy but can easily be brought up to date with trendy top & accessories!
    You look very cute!

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  27. Cant beat some comfy. baggy jeans! Look lovely on you, so casual but chic! x

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  28. Not sure I could pull off the boyfriend jeans with the same degree of elegance as you, you look fab. I'm definitly going to try and reconstruct the top half of this look.

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  29. You look gorgeous!

    Also - GIVE ME YOUR SUNGLASSES ;)

    Besos,
    Lela
    Fashion Blog - Lela London

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  30. If I was a little bit taller I would love to try this trend. So gorgeous!

    www.thoselittledesires.blogspot.com

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  31. The jeans look great! I think they are perfect for the weekend and for everyday

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  32. Ah, you styled these so well. I love boyfriend jeans but I can't pull them off without looking genuinely frumpy. Maybe I'll give them another shot...I love the juxtaposition between the baggy bottoms and the structured top.

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  33. Gorgeous, as always! You have styled them perfectly :)

    xx

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  34. El otro día veía nothin hill y hay una escena en que Julia Roberts lleva un estilo de tejano muy similar. Esa película me encanta cada vez que la veo...en fin, a lo que vamos: Look ideal, con la formalidad y la clase que da siempre el negro (bien empleado) con el toque desenfadado de los tejanos...que decir que me encanta? Porque creo que es obvio e innecesario.

    Un saludo!

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  35. Fewer things in life are better than smart slouchy clothes - I adore my bf jeans! They're Gap specials and no where as lovely as yours but still, on days that I just want to be comfortable, there is nothing better :) xxx

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  36. Love how well you pull off such a simple classic look. How comfy do those jeans look....need some in my life :) xxx

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  37. Looks like a comfy but smart/casual outfit, looks classy too :) I'm forever wearing skinny jeans so maybe I'll have a try of the baggier and comfier jeans

    http://beautyembraced.blogspot.com

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  38. Only you, Laura, can make boyfriend jeans look good. I could never pull those off. :)

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  39. you look gorgeous!!!

    look gorgeous on you

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  40. They look really good on you. Boyfriend jeans would only make me look chubby(er).
    www.lemerne.blogspot.com

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  41. Aw, it's really nice to see that you wear comfy clothes too! I always read your blog and you make me feel really scruffy - you always seem so polished! I've just bought three pairs of destroyed Current/Elliott and my mum couldn't believve I'd paid 'so much' money for scruffy jeans :) Love them. Yours look gorge.

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  42. I know this look is quite simple, but in my opinion is one of your best looks so far...

    www.theslowpace.wordpress.com

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  43. Love this look! I need that bag!!! haha you're lovely, I'm waiting for more. xo Paulina

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  44. This is such a nice, relaxed outfit! I love that it looks so good yet is so effortless! Love!

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  45. I used to live in baggy jean but right when I hit 15 and I had the desire to make my jeans as tight as possible. I'm shocked I still have blood circulation in my legs 4 years later.

    www.thwmusic.com

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  46. i live in my boyfriend jeans, they're amazing! love your blog, so glad i found it x

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  47. I love boyfriend jeans. Skinny's are not for me and never have been. My legs are quite short and not so skinny. I really didn't liked the skinny trend, so I'm very happy that boyfriends are trend friendly as well :)

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  48. I enjoyed reading your post, it made me laugh. You look fantastic as always.

    http://fabmom12.blogspot.ca/

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