1.) You make sloppy cuffs:
The laid-back look of cuffed denim can add instant style to any ensemble. Get it right with these
simple tips from DaCovet Clothing Guide: For loose-fitting, wide-leg jeans: Try a thick cuff. Fold up
to create a one-inch cuff, then fold again to make a two inch cuff. For skinny jeans: Try a mini cuff.
Fold up to a half-inch cuff, then fold again to add an extra half inch. The bottom of the cuff should
hit at or just above the ankle. For slouchy boyfriend jeans: Create a no-fuss half cuff. This one is less of a science; simply fold up to make a four-inch cuff, scrunch the bottom of the cuff to create
texture, and roll the top of the hem downward. Check out these tips to save money on clothes
2.) You shop the wrong size pockets:
The size and shape of your pockets can seriously change the way your jeans look from behind. In
general, pockets that sit high and tilt slightly outward will make your tush appear fit and lifted.
Avoid pockets that sit lower than the bottom curve of your butt (the spot where your butt cheeks
meet your legs). Jeans with no pockets are also a no-no. These little fashion tricks can make you
look 10 pounds thinner.
3.) You choose the wrong size when you’re in-between sizes:
The feeling of being smack in the middle two sizes is no fun. But consider this: “Most denim fabric
stretches out naturally over time,” write Lauren Freidman in her book 50 Ways to Wear Denim. “If
you’re between two sizes and you’re going for a fitted look, select the small pair, as it will stretch to
your natural curves with wear. The lighter and thinner the weight of the denim, the more it will
4.) You have the wrong hemline:
Nothing pulls a look together better than a crisp hem or a fitted fold. Decide how you’ll be wearing
a certain pair of jeans the most, and take them to your tailor to have them hemmed. Skinny jeans
should be cropped to the top of the ankle, straight-leg jeans to the mid-point of the ankle, and
boot-cut jeans to a half-inch off the ground. Did you know a tailor could make these surprising
improvements to your wardrobe?
5.) You wash your jeans like this:
A harsh wash cycle could be what stands between you and long-lasting denim. To keep jeans from
fading, wash them infrequently (most pairs can go until they’re visibly stained or begin to smell) and
even then, wash them only with other jeans. Flip each pair inside out and run them through a
delicate cycle using cold water. To minimize shrinking and fading, hang to dry. To get stretched-out
jeans back in shape, tumble dry low. You can also try putting jeans in the freezer to get rid of
6.) You wear baggy fits with boots:
Skinny jeans are by far the easiest fit to tuck into a boot. But while other fits might take a few extra
steps, nothing’s impossible. For boot cut jeans, fold the hem up to make a two-inch cuff and tuck
the cuff into a high sock. The boot should slip right on with minimal bagging at the top. For ankle
boots, try a skinny jean with a cuff. You’ll want a sliver of skin to show between the hem of your
pants and the top of the boot.
7.) You don’t experiment with denim on denim
Don’t leave this trend to only the fashionistas! Simply layer a light wash on top of a dark wash or
colored denim. Here’s a classic denim-on-denim look anyone can pull of: Deep blue jeans with a
white T-shirt and light-wash denim jacket. These outfit mistakes can make you look messy.
8.) You wear the wrong pair of jeans to work:
In many offices, it’s perfectly acceptable to break out a crisp pair of jeans on a casual Friday. If yours
is one of them, try a deep blue or black wash in a slim and sleek cut. To dress it up, add a blazer or
tuck in your blouse. Add polish with an ankle boot or classic pump.
9.) You don’t check the tag:
Find a pair of jeans you’ll find both comfortable and long-lasting by looking at the tag. Pairs that are
one-hundred percent cotton might feel stiff, but will likely hold up well. Jeans that are around two
percent spandex or Lycra will feel more comfortable but could stretch out.