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Off the Cuff: 6 Cool-Girl Ways to Cuff Your Jeans

Apr 29 2016 - 4:30am

Like Miranda Kerr [1], you know the key to being a street style ace [2]: an ample supply of cool-girl denim. From true blues and playful prints to slim silhouettes and relaxed boyfriend fits, there is a style for every occasion.

You've already determined the best denim for your body type [3] and learned the proper way to care for the wardrobe staple [4], so now it's time to turn your attention to styling. If you're like me, you strive to revamp the classic with a colorful blazer, statement sandals, or a bevy of baubles to ensure your day-to-day styles are anything but basic — but there is an even easier trick to breathe new life into your denim, and it takes less than a minute.

If you think there is only one way to roll up your dungarees, you're in for a treat. Below, we've fashioned and illustrated six quick-and-easy ways to cuff your denim. Up for the challenge? Then grab your selvedge, and let's get down to business.

The Superskinny Cuff

A superskinny cuff works best with streamlined silhouettes, like this pair from J Brand [5] ($178).

Source: Instagram user smashleybell [6]

Step 1

Fold the jeans to create a half-inch cuff.

Step 2

Fold again to create a doubled half-inch cuff.

Finished Look

Smooth out the cuff to create a sturdy, symmetrical look.

The Wide Cuff

A thick cuff works best with wide-leg denim, like these DL1961 Riley Boyfriend jeans [7] ($168).

Step 1

Fold the jeans to create a two-inch cuff.

Step 2

Fold again to create a doubled two-inch cuff. Repeat this step on the other leg.

Finished Look

Smooth out the cuff to create a sturdy, symmetrical look.

The Roll-It-Up Cuff

The roll-it-up cuff works best with boyfriend jeans, like this distressed True Religion pair [8] ($198).

Step 1

Gently fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff.

Step 2

Roll again to create a doubled one-inch cuff. There is no need to firmly establish a crease, as this look is more of a barrel roll.

Finished Look

Lightly pull the roll away from the denim to create a more cylindric style.

The Under Cuff

The under cuff works best on denim with three percent or more lycra in order to keep the fold's shape. We recommend this style from Madewell [9] ($125).

Source: Instagram user krystal_bick [10]

Step 1

Fold the jeans one to three inches, depending how short you want your denim to be.

Step 2

Lightly press on the seam of the fold to create a firm crease.

Step 3

Flip the cuff inside out.

Finished Look

Lightly press the seam to secure.

The Half-Tuck Cuff

The half-tuck can be done with skinny or boyfriend jeans; just make sure they aren't ankle length. We like this patchwork pair by DSquared2 [11] ($630).

Step 1

Fold the jeans to create a one-and-a-half-inch cuff.

Step 2

Fold half the cuff — we chose the right side — to create a doubled one-and-a-half-inch cuff.

Step 3

The left side of the cuff will remain a single one-and-a-half-inch fold.

Finished Look

Repeat step three on the other leg. Adjust folds as desired.

The Off-Duty Cuff

The off-duty or slouchy cuff works best with boyfriend jeans composed of 98 percent or more cotton, like this Gap pair [12] ($70).

Source: Instagram user sincerelyjules [13]

Step 1

Fold the jeans to create a three-and-a-half-inch cuff.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [14]

Step 2

Pull the fold away from the top, toward you, to create a bunchy, textured look.

Step 3

Fold the hem of the jeans down toward you.

Finished Look

You have now perfected the off-duty-model look.


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