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How to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots

Don’t own any skinny jeans or just not a straight leg kind of girl? No worries! If you have the know-how, it’s fairly simple to tuck those bulky, wide leg pants into a pair of cute boots. Here's how to rock the look.

What's needed:

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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First, you’ll want to find a pair of boots that hit right below your knees or a bit higher. They should also be a little loose on your legs, in order to leave room for your pants to be tucked in.

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As far as jeans go, if you opt for a pair that has some flare make sure they’re snug on your thighs and fitted at the knees. Otherwise, they’ll get all bunched up and baggy when you try to tuck them in, which definitely isn’t a good look.

Last but not least, grab some thin, high socks (or trouser socks) to slide over your pants to hold that fold in place. You’ll see what we mean shortly — don’t fret!

How to tuck it:

Step 1

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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Put on your slimmest pair of non-skinny jeans. Remember that the more fitted they are, the better.

Step 2

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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Roll up the leg of your jean, as shown in the photo below, to create a nice, clean cuff.

Step 3

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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Once you’ve created your cuff, transform your wide leg jeans into skinny jeans by pulling the extra material at the back of your leg out. Then fold it over, making a tight crease.

Step 4

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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If you don’t have socks (or if your boots are loose enough), you can roll up the leg of your jean again to hold that crease in place.

Step 5

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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If you do have socks, however, grab your thinnest, tightest pair and slip them up and over your jeans to hold the material in place. Your socks should be high enough so that they cover everything you’ve done so far.

Step 6

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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Next, pull on your boots, checking to see that no sock is visible if you chose to wear them.

Step 7

The secret to making flared jeans look like skinny jeans so they fit in your boots
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All done! Now you’re ready to hit the town in style.

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