Q- Honest question, how can I wear boot-cut jeans without looking like a time traveler from 2005?
A- I kid you not, just the other day I was thinking the exact same thing! Someone in my Pilates class had on boot-cut workout pants and I wondered, how did these classics turn into such a potential fashion faux pas? Is there any hope for the boot-cut jean in 2013/2014?
Since I believe if it looks good it transcends time (I mean REALLY looks good). So in a sea of skinny and boyfriend jeans, there is hope for the boot-cut jean.
According to this article on the return on boot-cut jeans, it says they “ … suit all shapes and sizes as it can balance out curvier figures. Over recent years we have seen that skinny jeans have really taken over as a wardrobe staple thanks to their versatility, but boot-cut jeans are making a welcome return to the fashion scene.”
As sad as it is, boot-cut jeans are now considered throwbacks. If you aren’t careful you will get that time traveler look you fear. Keep things extremely modern up top. Perhaps a cool leather jacket or some edgy layers. Rachel Zoe, for example, always wears flares or boot-cut – she is clearly inspired by the 70s but always looks modern.
Claudia Schiffer rocks a classic trench with her boot-cut jeans and it works – the shoes are still up for debate – but overall the look is fine. You can’t get mad at a classic.
Jessica Alba is always rocking a boot-cut or a flare and she always looks good. Do as the Alba would do and pair boot-cut jeans with lots of chic, modern layers. Note that she always keeps the top loose and neutral. Nothing says 2005 like a fitted colorful top.