As co-host of Style’s first live talk show, the appropriately titled Style Pop, Jeannie Mai is like a walking encyclopedia of fashion and beauty advice. Seriously, the woman has an amazing answer for every trend dilemma I threw her way. Case in point: The Boyfriend Jean. Every celeb is wearing the denim cut, but for us civilians it can be a bit intimidating. Instead of hiding fearfully behind a stack of skinnies, Jeannie offers her three fool-proof ways of finding the perfect pair.
• “The boyfriend jean cannot sit above your belly button,” she advises. “It’s got to be at a low sag, even at your hip bone, because then it makes your torso looks longer and it’s actually really forgiving around what I call my honey pot, like my pooch. If you make sure it’s below your belly button it works really well.”
• “Make sure they’re not too overly baggy,” warns Jeannie. “Don’t go for an overly wide leg. It should be looser than a skinny, enough that you can grab a handful of fabric on the edge, but not so much that it will fill a fist.”
• “Look for a great taper and a good, distressed finish,” she says. “It will create an illusion so you’re not focused on this wide pant leg.”
Follow these easy steps and Jeannie promises you’ll find a pair of jeans that are both slimming and chic.
Catch the fashionista with her cohort Louise Roe on Style Pop live tonight at 11 PM EST on the Style network.
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