Cuff your Jeans like a Pro

Here are the formulas behind the season’s must-try looks: the traditional skinny cuff, the undone half cuff, and the polished thick cuff. With these style tips you’re sure to become a cuffing pro!

cuffjeans-thickA thick cuff requires a wider-leg pair of jeans that are a little loose.

Steps: 1. Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff. 2. Fold again so that the cuff is about two inches thick. 3. Smooth out the cuff to create a polished look.

Styling Tip: Make this your weekend go-to with a relaxed tee and ankle-strap flats.

cuffjeans-skinnyThe skinny cuff works best on fitted silhouettes, as it creates the appearance of a long, lean line.

Steps: 1. Fold the bottom of the jeans to create a half-inch cuff. 2. Fold a second time, adding an extra half-inch to the cuff. It should be nice and tight and hit at or just above the ankle.

Styling Tip: Elongate your legs further by adding a nude wedge or low-cut heel.

cuffjeans-halfcuffThe half cuff is best suited for slouchier styles like the boyfriend jean.

Steps: 1. To achieve an accordion-like look, start by making a single four-inch cuff. 2. Bunch the bottom of the cuff to create dimension and texture. 3. Finish by folding the top hem downwards.

Styling Tip: Give your jeans the downtown treatment by adding a worn-in jacket and statement stilettos.

Are you Cuffing your Jeans?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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41 comments on “Cuff your Jeans like a Pro

  1. Only at home, after taking off my shoes ! I’m crazy about the “Half Cuff” look though (with this cool camouflage jacket and these iconic Valentino sandals, these jeans look fabulous !). XXX

  2. I’ve always cuffed my jeans because I wear flats most of the time. Never thought it was stylish 🙂 Thank you for bringing it to my attention XXX

  3. I always think my cuffs look terrible. Sometimes though I think I just don’t realize people actually do cuff their jeans in the fashion world. I guess it’s because I cuff them out of necessity. So short! 🙂

  4. Thanks for your interest in “Tails from Paris”. We’re now following your blog.

    If you want to sharpen your international sense of humor, we do also have a French version called “Sous nos Couettes” : http://sousnoscouettes.com/.

    Thanks for sharing if you enjoy it too …

    Best from Paris, France

    Alix, Roxane & their bald, bold & funny (at least he pretends to …) Dad

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