POPSUGAR Fashion

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

Jul 13 2014 - 9:00am

Like Jessica Alba [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 sartorial 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.

Source: Instagram user sincerelyjules [5]

The Superskinny Cuff

A superskinny cuff works best with streamlined silhouettes, like this pair from J Brand [6] ($178).

Source: Instagram user smashleybell [7]

Step 1

Fold the jeans to create a half-inch cuff.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [8]

Step 2

Fold again to create a doubled half-inch cuff.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [9]

Finished Look

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [10]

The Wide Cuff

A thick cuff works best with wide-leg denim, like these DL1961 Riley Boyfriend jeans [11] ($168).

Step 1

Fold the jeans to create a two-inch cuff.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [12]

Step 2

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [13]

Finished Look

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [14]

The Roll-It-Up Cuff

The roll-it-up cuff works best with boyfriend jeans, like this distressed True Religion pair [15] ($198).

Step 1

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [16]

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.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [17]

Finished Look

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [18]

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 Joe's Jeans [19] ($169).

Source: Instagram user krystal_bick [20]

Step 1

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [21]

Step 2

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [22]

Step 3

Flip the cuff inside out.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [23]

Finished Look

Lightly press the seam to secure.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [24]

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 [25] ($630).

Step 1

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [26]

Step 2

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [27]

Step 3

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [28]

Finished Look

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [29]

The Off-Duty Cuff

The off-duty or slouchy cuff works best with boyfriend jeans composed of 98 percent or more cotton, like this Fashion Union pair [30] ($57).

Source: Instagram user sincerelyjules [31]

Step 1

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [32]

Step 2

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [33]

Step 3

Fold the hem of the jeans down toward you.

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [34]

Finished Look

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

Photo: Grace Hitchcock [35]


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