Published on November 6, 2018 — Leave a comment

5 Ways to Cuff Your Jeans Like a Cool Fashion Girl

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Our favorite style tricks around here? The simple hacks that take the least amount of effort but yield the coolest results. Placing your jacket over your shoulders, strategically scrunching up the sleeves on your button-up, front-tucking your tee…you get the idea. Here, we’ll show you how to UP your jeans game by mastering the 5 best cuffs for your favorite denim silhouettes: skinny, boyfriend, bootcut, and straight.


This one is easy to remember. Skinny jeans = skinny cuffs. To create the perfect skinny cuff, start by folding the bottom of the cuff up around a half-inch. Then fold the cuff up an extra half-inch one more time. You want the folded cuff to fit tight and hit just above your ankle. For a leg-lengthening silhouette, pair with heels or wedges.


The half cuff is best suited for your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans. Slouchy and not perfect, this cuff is a little loose and not so deliberate. To get the ideal half cuff, start by taking the bottom of the cuff and fold it up about four inches. Then bunch and pull at the bottom of the cuff to get the relaxed look that’s associated with the half cuff. Dress this look up with chunky block heels or dress it down with ballet flats.


Don’t have time to get your jeans hemmed? No problem. This cuff is as easy as it gets and looks best on a pair of bootcut jeans. Simply fold up the bottom of your jeans once. Determine the length of the cuff by the look you’re going for and the type of shoe you’re wearing. If you want the cuff to stay up longer, iron it in place. Pair this cuff with anything from strappy sandals to sleek trainers.


The pinroll is a modern take on the eighties classic—the pegged cuff. A little more fashion forward than the others, this cuff gives your outfit a unique look. Pull the hem out to one side and fold the excess fabric in. Then roll a few times keeping the cuff as tight and close to the leg as possible. Try this cuff with girlfriend jeans, mom jeans, or straight leg jeans. Show off this style with classic pumps or Chelsea ankle boots.


A thick cuff works best with straight-leg jeans. This look is all about polish so you want to make your folds even and tight. To start, fold the cuff up about one inch. Next, fold the cuff again up another inch. Smooth it out so there’s no weird bulges. This look is best with flat shoes like pointed mules or cute loafers.



Save this cute and handy jeans cuffing guide to your desktop, or print it out and put it on your dresser for easy getting-ready! It’s time to put some pizzazz to your pants!

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Tell us in the comments section, what is your favorite jeans styles and how do you cuff your jeans?