There’s a surprising new trend hitting the Hollywood and fashion scene: rolled up jeans, as seen here on Katie Holmes, Amanda Peet and Rachel Bilson. We first spotted this look in the pages of a JCrew catalog (below) and were instantly smitten. While many won’t appreciate the return of this ’80s-inspired look, we think it’s a chic way to update your jeans – when done right, of course.
Here are some tips for creating the rolled-up jeans look:
1. Rolling (or cuffing) your jeans shortens the appearance of your legs, so if you’re petite or have short legs to begin with, this trend might not be right for you.
2. Tightly cuffing boyfriend style jeans (as seen on Katie Holmes) should only be attempted by tall, thin women. I’m sure we don’t have to point out the obvious: baggy jeans with tapered ankles can make heavy thighs look even heavier and short legs look even shorter. Try cuffing straight leg or slim jeans instead.
3. If you’re short, pair your cuffed jeans with heels; if you’re tall, you can wear flats.
TIP: to keep your jeans tightly rolled, tuck a rubberband inside the roll.
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