For years, I’ve been on the quest to find the perfect pair of jeans. I’ve owned all styles of denim from boot-cut to straight, flared to skinny and even the crowd favorite- jeggings. I was ready to give up when I was introduced to boyfriend jeans; it was love at first wear! Boyfriend jeans are the most comfortable jeans because they’re relaxed, loose fit denim that can be worn straight legged or cuffed at the bottom. They’re designed to look and feel like the jeans you’d steal from your boyfriend’s closet; hence, the name. For years, skinny jeans were in and so was the stigma that women have to wear skintight, body-hugging garments. Then, the boyfriend jean became a game changer; a garment with a slouchy feel and a sleek silhouette.

This Fashionista is wearing a pair of light wash, distressed boyfriend jeans. They definitely add chicness to her look. These jeans can be dressed up or dressed down, and are perfect for a night on the town or a day running errands. Every girl should have at least one pair of boyfriend jeans in her closet. To scope out your perfect pair keep these three components in mind: fit, length and wash. How baggy do you like your jeans? Slim fitting or slightly roomier? Length wise, I prefer variations around calf length so that I can roll and cuff the jean at the bottom. As with all denim, choose your degree of distressed. Boyfriend jeans are typically quite faded and distressed, but darker washes are available too. You have plenty of options with this style of jean, so you’re sure to find the pair that fits your body type!

This Fashionista completes her look with a gray tank top and black heels with strappy details. She accessorizes her ensemble with a black Michael Kors handbag and Alex and Ani bangles.

How To: A relaxed fit jean is a staple in any denim lover’s wardrobe. Jeans are a classic, and make you step out of your comfort zone! So, raid your boyfriend’s closet and borrow a pair of his or, if you’re boyfriend-less, go get your own pair!