Are You Cuff Enough? New Denim Trend: The Statement Cuff

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It’s all about the statement cuff. No, I’m not talking about the kind of cuff you wear on your wrist, (although, that t00 is a fantastic trend to try this year… I’ve been scouring the ‘net for one myself). Anyway… back to the point. We all know cuffing your jeans is par for the course,  but I’ve been noticing a new kind of cuff.

The Statement Cuff.

What is this “statement?” Well, it’s just the “bigger, the better.” How much cuff can your jeans handle? I guess it depends on how long the jean is, or how short your leg is. And in my case, more often than not…. both. Karen Blanchard, from Where Did U Get That? was spotted at NYFW with these enormous cuffs in her straight leg jeans. It’s a thing I’ve not been able to get out of my head.

Apparently, I’m not the only one… the statement cuff has been showing up in lookbooks around:

MiH Pre-Spring 2014

The boyfriend jean 2.0, with a statement cuff is cutting edge, especially with a frayed hem.

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Gap, Spring 2014

Haven’t mastered the boyfriend jean? Try out a statement cuff with your skinny jeans!

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J Crew, Summer 2014

Although, this one is a more subtle statement, it’s still a pretty big cuff.

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Now, cuff it up!

(And have a great weekend!)

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9 Comments

  1. March 30, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Not sure how I feel about this one! My lazy side (the dominant side) loves it, but part of me is reluctant to try. Love all these looks though, just not sure if I’ll try it or not.

  2. RosieW
    March 31, 2014 / 10:24 am

    Somehow I think this large cuff idea would look better on someone with super long legs. For me, being really short, I think it wouldn’t really look good at all. I think the two-tone effect is cool, but this one is a bit tricky to pull off.

  3. March 31, 2014 / 11:03 am

    @RosieW Yeah, I hear you on that… I’m 5’3″ but usually I don’t care when it comes to rules for what looks good on short people. Except the platform shoes with a super high heel, I see way too many shorties do it, and I’d rather own my shrimpiness. 😉

  4. RosieW
    March 31, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Yes, there’s no way I can NOT own my vertically challenged frame (how can I NOT at 4 ft. 11 1/2… yes, a HALF). There are “guidelines” per se for us shorties, but the bottom line for me is if I like it, and looks halfway decent, I’m going for it!! For example, wide-legged pants can be tricky, too, but if they are well-tailored to your body, they can work.

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