Wearing Your Jeans Shorter: How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly

With denim being the coolest fashion trend ever invented, we often try to find more interesting ways of wearing it to amp up our casual jeans and take our street style to a whole new level. You might have noticed that lately many girls on the street have been wearing cuffed jeans, which certainly, is nothing new but rather a comeback of an old trend. This easy, yet totally genius way of wearing jeans might seem a bit too casual, perfect only for street fashion, but when mastered correctly, you can easily give a classy finish to your denim look. Let us take a look at the dos and don’ts of wearing cuffed jeans, as well as discuss the ways you can cuff practically any type of jeans and still be classy and playful.

How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly

How to Wear Cuff Jeans: Step-By-Step

If the sexy super-skinny jeans are your favorite type of denimwear, this is how you can wear them cuffed: first, fold the jeans to get a one-inch cuff, and then fold it again to make the cuff two inches thick. Finally, smooth out the cuff so that it looks polished, and here you go! Try to do the same with the other leg, making sure you create a symmetrical look. Another way of wearing skinny jeans cuffed is trying the under cuff look, especially if your skinnies are of the stretch jeans type. In this case, depending on how short you want to wear your jeans, you need to fold it and then flip it inside out, gently smoothing the cuff. Another way of doing it is simply folding the jeans inside, creating just one big under-cuff, which you’ll like to smooth a little to make it almost invisible.

How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly
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On the other hand, if you want to cuff wide-leg jeans, you need to stick to the very common way of cuffing jeans only trying to make the cuffs look slightly thicker. A roll-up style works best for your favorite boyfriend jeans, in case of which, you need to roll the first fold of the jeans making sure you don’t create an obvious crease.

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More casual and clumsier ways of wearing jeans cuffed is trying either the half-tuck cuff or the slouchy cuff look. For the former one, you should fold half the cuff of the side of your jeans you prefer folding the other edge one more time. This will create an irregular and asymmetrical look that you can adjust the way you like. When it comes to the casual slouchy cuff, which works best with boyfriend jeans, you should fold the jeans as much as you like, pull the cuff slightly down to give a messy appearance to it and then fold the seam of the jeans downwards over the cuff you have created.

How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly
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Best Shoes to Wear With Cuff Jeans

On the one hand, there’s the classical one-inch cuff, which goes very well with both flats (any type, think ballerinas, slip-ons or espadrilles!) and heels, while on the other there’s the double-cuff that mixes well with sandals and fabulous heels. The messy don’t-care cuff may be a great combination with sneakers or vans, but also with fabulous heeled shoes, which will create a beautiful contrast with the casual look of your jeans. Generally do wear fabulous shoes with your cuff jeans, including heels, sandals, vans, flats… Cuffed jeans attract attention to your feet, so make sure you’ve found the right shoes!

How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly
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Cuffing your jeans just above the ankle is also great for the winter, when you are advised to match them with your favorite ankle booties! Generally, the best way of wearing jeans with ankle booties is cuffing them first (the way you like), as when you either pull your jeans over the boots or stuck them inside the boots, you make an awkward fashion faux pas. This no way refers to boot-cut or bell-bottom jeans.

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Something surely not to pair with cuffed jeans is the overly complicated shoes, like Mary Janes, ankle strap sandals or t-strap shoes, unless you are really leggy to look good in any style of shoes matched with cuff jeans.

How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly
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A Couple of More Tips

Don’t you cuff bell-bottom jeans and never try to create overly wide cuffs, as they do look weird. It’s surely a good idea to avoid wearing cuffed jeans on very formal occasions.

When you cuff your jeans, you already cut off your legs and in order to create a proportional look, you’re advised to wear your t-shirt or shirt tucked inside the jeans. This especially refers to all those petite women wearing cuff jeans.

How to Wear Cuff Jeans Correctly
Photo courtesy of Negin Mirsalehi

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