1. The fit. When pairing a billowy blouse with boyfriend jeans make sure that the blouse falls a bit higher than your hips. A top like this could easily look like a tunic if the hem is below your hips. When paring a longer blouse that hangs below the hips with baggier jeans it will make you look short and will add extra width to your hips (since that's where the blouse would fall...hope that makes sense). Keeping the blouse above the hips will create the illusion of longer legs (yes!!) and show where your waist actually ends!
2. Wear heels. Nude heels makes your legs look longer because you're standing taller and the color blends with your skin. Since I am short (5'2) I have to be really careful in the baggy jean department. Again boyfriend jeans are supposed to look like we are wearing our boyfriend (in my case husbands) jeans! Because they are loose fitting and a bit more masculine I think adding something feminine like heels also makes the outfit a bit more edgy.
By realizing these two things when I was putting my outfit together I was able to take an otherwise frumpy outfit and make it work for me!
Blouse- TJ Maxx similar here and here
Boyfriends- similar here and here very similar found here
Wedges- thrifted similar here
Clutch- Nine West old
What do you think? Would you try the flowy blouse with boyfriends? I love reading your comments and hearing what trends you would try!
Thanks for reading!