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.