You might not want to wear the same boyfriend jeans to work that you would to a casual brunch with your besties. Save the lighter-wash, ripped-up pairs for super-casual hangs, and opt for a darker, more sophisticated wash when you want to look anything but sloppy.
Avoiding overly faded washes, major ripping, sand-washing, and shredding keeps the denim looking clean and minimal, especially when you pair it with the right top and accessories. Paige's medium-wash Jimmy Jimmy crop is a slouchy silhouette that still maintains a feminine, modern feel, so you look like you're ready to face a conference call, not clean your bathroom.
"Boyfriend jeans are on-trend, so if they fit right, are worn to appropriate occasions, and put together with the right top and shoe, no one will think they look sloppy," says Redgate, Vice President of [BLANKNYC]. "Try pairing your boyfriend jeans with a dressier top or blazer and a dressy shoe. This will help balance out the look."
Paige Adams-Geller has some sound styling advice, too. She says, "You can even wear a bodysuit under the jeans and top it off with a great jacket for a sleek look."