How to Cuff Your Jeans Like a Pro
Three easy ways to cuff your jeans like a pro stylist
Style is more than just the clothes you wear. It’s also how you wear them. Pro Stylist Alyssa illustrates three easy ways to cuff your jeans to create the look that is just right for you.
1. Traditional Single Cuff
Perfect for skinny and straight style jeans.
Step 1: Fold jeans up one time, just above your ankle bone.
Step 2: Use your index finger to measure and ensure both folds are even.
Step 3: Smooth each fold along the edge of the fold.
The length of this fold can be longer or shorter, depending on the length of your jeans. If you’re petite, the fold shouldn’t be any longer than 4 inches.
2. Polished Skinny Cuff
Select this cuff for skinny or boyfriend style jeans.
Step 1: Fold jeans up once about an inch in length.
Step 2: Follow instructions for Traditional Single Cuff to achieve an even and polished look.
Step 3: Fold up again and repeat Step 2 and Step 3 until the cuff is at the desired height.
This cuff is most popular with boyfriend jeans as it adds polish and structure to a traditionally more relaxed fit. Depending on your height and shoe option, you can play with the height to hit where it’s the most flattering. Be sure not to fold too many times to prevent a cuff that looks too thick and misshapen.
3. Messy Half Cuff
Dare to try with skinny, boyfriend or straight style jeans.
Step 1: Fold jeans up one time about 2 inches, right at or slightly above your ankle bone.
Step 2: Fold the bottom edge of the jean up once, just below the original fold.
Step 3: Play with the folds by pushing them down or tugging up on the original fold to create the desired “messy” look.
To add edge to your look, go for this option which is intended to be uneven and unpolished. Have fun with it and make it your own!