Dressed up boyfriend jeans

In my experience men don't "get" boyfriend jeans. They like and understand skinny jeans but the baggy crotch/flat bum look will receive a quizzical glance. Bless them, it's a lot to take in.

And okay, I have to agree that boyfriend jeans don't flatter every curve but then I think that clothes are there to do more than just emphasise arses and assets.

Having said all that, I do think boyfriend jeans look best when they are feminized up a bit. A flat shoe works but they, like most things, look best with a heel. So I guess the comfort gained in wearing the jeans is sacrificed for the pain incurred when wearing the shoes.

Below is what I wore on Thursday this week. Thankfully the Dubai weather is starting to get nice again. It's still nearly 40 degrees but humidity is reducing, my hair is de-frizzing and my camera lens de-steaming :)







Jeans: Current/Elliott (ASOS do a similar pair - Link!)
Top: Zara (old)
Jacket: Topshop blazer - Link!
Bag: Alexander Wang - Link!
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100
Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: Prada
On the lips: Chanel lipgloss in Troublant

Some notes...

A note on the blazer - this is the best blazer purchase made for some time....and you know how much I love a blazer! It's Topshop Petite which means the arms and length is slightly cropped on me. That is exactly what I like though and it works fantastically with jeans but also with smarter dresses. It's my current go-to and the quality is great.

A note on the shoes - these looks painful and I am sure if I kicked someone they would attest to that fact but to wear? Not bad at all.

I can comfortably wear these for a couple of hours - walking included within that time - before the throbbing begins and that surprised me. I thought that these, with the pointed toe, would be a challenge but compared to the Simple style they are far easier to wear. A chunky investment that's for sure but a pair of shoes that I am in love with. And it is of course very possible to love shoes!

By the way, I am off to the UK for a couple of days for work next week. This is bittersweet. I get to see my family and enjoy some cosy weather but I do not want to leave Roger and although he is going to be very looked after I tear up just thinking about it. Is it normal to be so emotional about a puppy?

PS. Thank you for all your comments on my last post - I am going to reply to them today as you all gave such fantastic advice.

69 comments:

  1. To be honest, I never thought of wearing boyfriend jeans with heels, but I really like the look of this. xXx

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  2. Haha, poor men..just not cut out for understanding the beauty of the boyfriend jean! I love this outfit Laura, the shoes even brought a smile to my face! Have a nice trip to England :)

    xx Veronica

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  3. Love this look. Have to say I adore my boyfriend jeans, but have worn them so much they have holes in where you really really dont want holes.... attempting to patch them up. Have never worn them with heels though, but with rolled up legs, delicate blouse and a blazer. Perfect look. I really need(*ahem want*) to buy some more Louboutins.

    P.s. Roger is very cute. I'm sure he'll be toilet trained in no time (and able to high five you in celebration of his good behaviour!) x

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  4. Love this look! Totally agree about the blazer, they are the best, I have so many from topshop in that style, my fav are the ones in the same style but made from heavy jersey ponte material, I've never worn such comfy blazers! x

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  5. i love this :) i'm really into pairing masculine pieces with feminine ones and this is a great look. love the blazer too, i'll have to check these out next time im in topshop! As for Roger, i hope it's normal because i'm exactly the same over ever having to leave my little kitten. Ridiculous :)

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    xx

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  7. I absolutely love your style!

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  8. I love boyfriend jeans! and the top with the slight boobage looks great. Have fun in the UK and safe travels! I'm sure roger will forgive you if you bring him home a special treat~ xx

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  9. wow! your shoes and bag is so amazing ! you look great !

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  10. Wearing boyfriend jeans makes me look even smaller (& pudgier) - comfyyyy though! It looks really good on you though! xx

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  11. Yes, it is hard for men to understand them, although my bum doesn't sadly look flat in them! haha!

    Nice casual look, love the shoes!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  12. i hate boyfriend jeans but as always you make them work :)

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  13. I think you did a really great job feminizing the jeans. I personally love boyfriend jeans and couldn't agree more that feminine touches are definitely needed. I really love that necklace and those shoes are to die for. I'm glad to know they are more comfortable than they look.

    xoxo
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  14. Haha yep very normal feeling with puppies! I am just back from 2weeks in UK and was emotional about Millie but left her with friend so knew she was being looked after! Now she back snuggling into me as usual on sofa :-) love your shoes!! Enjoy the UK!!x

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  15. WOW love love love these jeans!!!

    xxx

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  16. It's completely normal to feel like that about your puppy. I feel the same about mine, she's like my kid :) Love your blog!

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  17. Wow this looks fantastic! Great post)
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  18. love the whole outfit! and I'd like a Roger too- he's really cute!

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  19. Gorgeous! My boyfriend jeans post right here: http://stanciulescuioana.blogspot.ro/2012/08/ootd-boyfriend-jeans.html

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  20. you live in dubai! omygosh so do i! what a coinceidence, i followed you because fleur de force had you on her reader list so i was like oh why not but OMG you live in dubai!

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  21. Whether men "get" them or not, these jeans look smokin' on you! I think there is something understatedly sexy about them.

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  22. Loving this. Chic without any hint of try-hard or contrived. And all girls have versions of these pieces. Simple but spot on Laura

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  23. Love this look and how you paired the boyfriend jeans with those killer heels!

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  24. These look gorgeous on you. I can't get away with this, I find they look horrible on me
    X

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  25. lovelove the shoes they are beautiful ! x
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  26. I have no words - only emotions!!!
    xoxo
    Stacy

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  27. As always, you do this so well - looks amazing x

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  28. i love such a casual but clasic look. yoo look amazing
    xoxo
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  29. take your pup wup with you!!! PS. Those shoes look amazing!!

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  30. i personally don't believe that i would suit boyfriend jeans (or any jeans for that matter - they're just not my thing...) but if i did, i would want to look like this! i think the heels with them are amazing and the turning up at the ends is really nice. the blazer is gorgeous too and i've never thought about buying a petite size so it's cropped - good idea i think! :) hope you have a lovely time in the UK, it's not such good weather here at the moment but hopefully it brightens up for you! X

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  31. I'd look awful in boyfriend jeans but these look fantastic on you! And those shoes are to die for! <3

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  32. love love love the blazer and the shoes!

    i never dared trying a pair of boyfriend jeans but i may try now since it looks so good on u and u just gave me an outfit idea for it.

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  33. I love my boyfriend jeans but you are so right! Men do not get them! lol I really love them with pointy toe heels. You look great and yes, your feelings are very normal, I'm the same way with my new kitty!

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  34. You've got that casual, yet classy look down :-) Everything is so well put together. And alas, I cannot wear a boy friend jean, .. if the jeans don't say 'relaxed through hip and thigh' then I'm not even getting a foot in the leg.

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  35. I love the jeans and the blazer, they're perfect!! And the shoes are certainly lovable! And just think about how happy you'll be to see Roger when you come back! xx
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  36. Love the heels with boyfriend jeans, I'll have to try it!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  37. I picked up the H&M Necklace today because of you! I already got a compliment on it too! Thank you so much for sharing your fashion and lifestyle with us! <3

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  38. wow.love your outfit,specially the necklace and shoe.
    p.s: am having a skin care giveaway on my blog.hope you'll check it out.
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  39. Love this outfit Laura. I've been eyeing up this blazer for a few weeks, think you may have just convinced me! Enjoy your few days in England, its currently a slightly less tropical 11 degrees here in Kent! x

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  40. You look amazing, so glad I bought that necklace the other day, although had to get the pink one!

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  41. Loving the boyfriend jeans and heels. I only wear my skinny jeans on a feel good day so this look would suit me better. Great heels!

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  42. This looks fabulous on you! Looks so effortlessly stylish!

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  43. You look amazingly stunning! Wish I could pull of looks like this so effortlessly :) xx

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  44. great look, somehow casual yet elegant!

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  45. love this bag!!
    kisses from Milan and Prague
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  46. You are always so chic and you dress perfectly <3
    xoxoxo

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com + GIVEAWAY

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  47. This is definitely my kind of style :)

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  48. Damn, you look so chill for wearing such hot clothes and looking so fancy :-D

    Plus, your writing tends to rock my literary world, please keep rocking :-)

    <3

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  49. Love the boyfriend jeans - they are one of my 'essentials' but the Loubs make the outfit AMAZING! xx

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  50. You really make them work and I adore the outfit very much! I am still feel uncomfortable when it comes to wearing boyfriends jeans - I love them on others, but I think it really is the crotch thing that doesn't always work... :D
    xxx

    P.S. If you have a second, I would like to invite you to take part in a giveaway I am hosting on my blog - feel free to take part if you like the prize! :)

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  51. I neeeed that bag in my life, sadly the price is just not within my budget at the moment - thank you student life :( I do however own a Focco off ebay thanks to you and love it :) x

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  52. If only....I could look this chic in baggy jeans-I quess I'm not buying the right ones cause you rock them with the right coordinates!! LOVE the entire look, Laura :))

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  53. I'm really curious how the real rocco makes you feel about your focco's? Do you think the focco's hold up or does the real thing blow them away?

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  54. You are the queen of nice tops/blouses. I always think "ooh that's lovely" and hope it's a recent purchase! :)

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  55. You are the queen of nice tops/blouses. I always think "ooh that's lovely" and hope it's a recent purchase! :)

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  56. You should add some leather belt to this look (just an advice). The rest looks fantastic, love this style
    :)

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  57. This year I have fell in love with boyfriend jeans and heels.
    You can pull it of as well. You look lovely.

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  58. OMG, love the bag!!! But I still prefer the boyfriend shirt.

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  59. Is the ring a new addition? Or totally old news? Congrats either way on everything and Roger too. Love the outfit on you.

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  60. You convinced me to the boyfriend jeans, they look great on you

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  61. You look absolutely fantastic! I've never thought of wearing boyfriend jeans for the fear of looking manly but this looks so feminine and lovely :) also loving the Loubs haha ;) x x x.



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  62. Perfect look for work, love the jeans!

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  63. I seriously love your style! It's casual and laid back yet super chic<3

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  64. Absolutely love your outfit, amazing shoes! X

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  65. Love the shoes! I have two pairs and i always have to check the weather..make sure its not raining. :-) They are such a beautiful investment piece.

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  66. I love this outfit and really impress from this post. I also want this if I get the chance to purchase it. Thank you for sharing this inspiring post.

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