Good morning! Earlier this week I talked about my back and forth relationship with jeans. Finding a pair of jeans that are short enough for petite frame is like trying to date a guy in New York City who doesn’t work in Finance. It’s rare. I have accepted that a majority of the time I have to cuff my jeans or cut off the ends to avoid a hefty tailoring fee; so today I’m sharing 3 ways to cuff your jeans, and even an added bonus at the end of the post showing you how to properly cuff your button-up shirts. Let’s see what type of cuffs we have! xo
1. The Sailor Cuff
Keep it simple with a classic sailor cuff! All you have to do is fold your jeans up to hit right above the ankle – mine is about 6in. This is a simple cuff and you’ll be out the door in less than 30 seconds.
2. The Half Tuck Cuff
This is my absolute favorite cuff – it’s a little messy, a little undone and you don’t have get your folds or rolls precisely together. Start with the large sailor tuck, fold the bottom up again to meet the top of the original cuff, and then pull the end of the pant leg up and mess up the cuff a little. This cuff is effortlessly “cool girl” and you won’t have to worry about your cuffs matching the entire day, because let’s be honest, we have more important things to worry about.
3. The Roll Cuff
I can guarantee you that this is normally what you do when you cuff you jeans. You start with unrolled pants, and roll 2-3 times up your leg. This cuff works well if your pants hit right at your ankles, or a little cropped. Avoid doing this if your jeans are long or flared.
How to Cuff Your Shirt
One of my first Wear It Wednesday tutorials was “How to Properly Cuff Your Sleeve” – I showed you guys how to do this special kind of cuff, coined by J.Crew. It’s chic and will elevate any classic button-up in a snap!
STEP 1: Start with sleeves unrolled and unbuttoned
STEP 2: Fold sleeve in half so the inner part of the cuff hits right above or below your elbow
STEP 3: Fold/roll the sleeve again. Make sure to leave some of the cuff sticking out
STEP 4: Tug corner of cuff. This helps the overall cuff appear a little undone (but not messy)
STEP 5: Scrunch! You can either leave the cuff at your elbows, or scrunch up for a more casual look
SHIRT (VINTAGE) | JEANS (MADEWELL)