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How to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots without looking like a musketeer

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

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to own a pair of skinny jeans or even straight-leg jeans to wear your favorite pants with boots. With a little (OK, a lot) of trial and error, we've figured out the elusive trick to tucking the bulkier, wide-leg jeans into a pair of cute boots. And just in time too -- because flared jeans have been named a 2016 trender.

Master this style hack, and it's going to add a whole new depth to your fall and winter wardrobe:

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.

More: 11 Fashionable ways to wear knee-high boots

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.

More: Skinny jeans land woman in the hospital for four days

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.

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