If you want to try the rolled-jeans look but think Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans and Acne’s Generic Girl are too expensive, try J. Crew. New York Magazine points out that J. Crew’s Distressed Vintage Slim jeans are $135. Not a Forever 21 price, to be sure, but less expensive than the premium brands.
Go ahead and keep telling me that you’ll never even try on a pair of these. Just don’t forget to bookmark my posts, because you’ll be desperate to see how you look in this style before the year is up.
UPDATED TO ADD: Gorgeous blogger Songy at Style Discovery has some thoughts on the Katie Holmes critics, while WhoWhatWear has the mother lode of rolled-up jeans suggestions. Meanwhile, I’ve been wearing these “folded-up” Citizens of Humanity jeans for ages.
Those jeans are not cutting it. They’re cuffed to capri-length and slim-fitting, and they don’t have the slouchy look that I’m interested in, so I’ve finally broken down and ordered a pair of the Acnes on sale. I’ll report back on whether those are sex-ay or vomit-ay.
The jeans in the Copenhagen picture have a longer history than some of you bloggers. They were low-rise, boot-cut jeans that I got during the time when that was the only style you could find. I was desperate for skinny jeans so I got these altered but then I wasn’t crazy about the length. I got around that problem by cuffing them to show off my boots in the winter. Then, one summer, I fell while wearing them and tore a hole in the knee, so I started wearing them just to schlep around. By this summer, I was so sick of them that almost threw them out, but they’d become so soft and pajama-like that I rescued them from the bag to wear around the house. I’m wearing them now. What?! I can’t wear a butt bow 24/7, you know!