The Boyfriend Trend

Boyfriend Jeans – Jay Jays | Blazer – ZARA | Shoes – Converse Chuck Lites

Photographer – Yunn Chin

The first time I came across this trend (sometime late 2011- early 2012) I thought for sure that I would never be able to pull it off.

As time passed, my choices and preferences have changed. Influenced by style icons and the fashionistas that I follow, it wasn’t till recently that I’ve been dying to have a pair to call my own.

I usually like rocking my out there colorful style, however, seeing these jeans take me back to my missed tomboy days.

So a couple of weeks ago I dragged my boyfriend Chin with me to find the perfect boyfriend jeans.

Now if you’re like me; broke, picky and difficult to fit. It can be hard finding the pair that is right for you.

Here are some (and when I say some, I really mean a small third) of the stores I visited and what I found:

Glue – They had a couple of styles to choose from, ranging from light to dark, great strong material and plenty of sizes to fit all. The only thing that bothered me was the prices, ranging from $180 – 200 and up, which I would happily spend if I found the right fit for me. But in this case, it was definitely out of a full time students price range and my version of perfect was no where to be seen.

Sportsgirl – I had big hopes walking into Sportsgirl, known for their up to date trends and stylish range of clothes. However, I found they were out of stock and out of my size :(. They did have some good substitutes in pleather and jersey material so I would definitely recommend paying them a visit.

Valleygirl – Know for their affordable fashion I did find a pair that was the right shade of stone washed denim but they too were out of my size. When I walked into their second store, in the same shopping center, they didn’t even know what boyfriend jeans were …… fashion retail FAIL!

Mossimo – Didn’t stock the boyfriend jeans but I did buy a really cool top which will be featured on here soon hehehe.

General Pants – Also a good range in style and sizes but if you’re like me, it definitely burns a hole through your pockets.

Zero – I finally found a pair that was the right size, the right shade and even though it was $200 I thought “Whatever, I’m over it! I should take it and go!” It wasn’t until my boyfriend Chin convinced me not to settle and just to keep looking (aw! bless his sweet supportive heart).

Just before I was about to give up and call it a day, we decided that we would try one more store and of course, it was in that last store that I found it! Finally after a whole day of disappointment, my perfect pair was in JAY JAYS!  Yup that’s right, good old affordable Jay Jays. They had a good range of sizes (including mine), the right colour and it was only $60!

So if your looking for your very own boyfriend jeans which is good quality and don’t mind spending a pretty penny, definitely check out Glue, General Pants and Zero.

But if you’re looking to save hundreds, get yours at Jay Jays.

If you’re not in a rush to get a pair, go online on ASOS, they have big range and offer sizes for the petite and curvy.

After wearing these jeans over and over again, they are awesome! Totally comfortable, can be worn casually as well as chic. Just between you and me, they are my new fat pants since its so baggy hehehe.

What do you think about the new boyfriend trend?

 

Next week I’ll be posting the final photos from the Bridal shoot I styled, so stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting, I’ll see you guys on Monday, have a good weekend 🙂

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Funny story behind this photo, when we were taking photos, my brother Mark came to help. It was here that we thought it would be a funny idea to have him randomly stand in the background just for fun, almost imitating an ad. The photo was never going to be featured on the blog but it turned out so good so I had to share it with you hehehe.

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