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How To Make Boyfriend Jeans Work For YOU

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    We get it: Boyfriend jeans are tricky, especially when you're going for an ultra-polished look. But the roomy fit is exactly why we turn to them again and again. It's a complicated relationship we have with this forgiving yet not-so-figure-flattering style. Call it love/hate, or more like love/stumped, we want to commit forever but are on the verge of breaking up every time we try to think of a pairing other than a chunky sweater.

    Believe it or not, your romance doesn't have to be relegated to weekends or vegging on the couch — boyfriend jeans can actually sub in for dressy trousers or sleek skirts. Ahead, we're proving it by reimagining the Levi's® 501® CT style for five unique aesthetics, from retro bohemian to color-averse minimalist. With a few key accessories, the right shoe to elongate your legs, and the perfect proportion on top, you've got an outfit that'll deliver on rule-bending style without losing that pajama-level comfort. See? Baggy ain't so bad after all.

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    The Retro Bohemian
    You're drawn to vintage silhouettes and couldn't be more excited about this season's '70s revival. Bring a retro feel to your denim look with a rust-orange wrap blazer, crochet tank, and wooden wedges.

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    The Color Enthusiast
    You're fearless when it comes to experimenting with new color combos. Keep the bold streak going by pairing your blue denim with a high-contrast red blouse and sneakers with seafoam-green accents. Add a bag and jacket in the same color palette for a new spin on head-to-toe colorblocking.

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    The Fashion Risk-Taker
    If you've got a penchant for fun, eclectic pieces, go the unexpected route by playing with proportions and textures. Own the BF jean's baggy look and pair with an equally oversized fringed tunic. Add sleek metallic pumps, an asymmetric white clutch, and a cool blue moto jacket to streamline the multiple aesthetics at play.

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    The Comfy-Classics Girl
    You gravitate toward clean basics, like black Chelsea boots and classic pocket tees. You know better than anyone that adding these to your denim ensemble is as easy as slipping 'em on. To add dimension, layer on an army-green parka and a tomato-red backpack.

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    The Low-Key Minimalist
    You may have a no-fuss attitude about dressing, but your fashion-minded aesthetic still comes through in the details. A dark mock-neck pullover and loose-fit denim is your go-to outfit foundation. Add interest to the neutral look with sporty platform sandals, a bandana, and geometric earrings.