[00:00:00.08] Hey there. I'm Donnell, fashion director and expert. I'm here in Freeport, Maine at the L.L.Bean headquarters to show you how to style boots with jeans for men and women. Let's go.
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[00:00:12.38] Text. L.L. Bean presents How to Wear Boots with Jeans.
[00:00:16.19] I'm here in the work room where I get inspired by textures, colors, patterns, and an array of denim. One thing I love about denim and boots is that there's so much versatility, right? You can really, really showcase your personality. Before we get started with the styling tips, let me introduce you to my models for today, Cole and Chelsea. What's up, guys?
[00:00:36.62] Thanks for having us.
[00:00:37.28] Of course. Absolutely.
[00:00:38.63] I'm excited to learn some styling tips today.
[00:00:41.03] Great. Let's get started.
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[00:00:43.02] Cuffed jeans over boots. Text, Tip 1.
[00:00:45.76] Donnell, I always struggle to know what style jean works best with what style boot.
[00:00:49.72] This is what I like to call the boot-to-jean ratio. You don't want a pair of jeans that are too wide at the bottom. That'll cover up the boot. And you don't want them too skinny, too tight because then they'll just hover over top of the boot. This is the perfect. Like, a straight leg is perfect because it's not too much boot. It's not too much jean. It's literally the perfect pairing. Personally, I love this. And I wouldn't put you in anything that I wouldn't wear.
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[00:01:15.65] Ankle jeans over women's boot with socks.
[00:01:17.96] I love these boots. Do you have any advice or tips on how to show them off?
[00:01:23.35] Well, first things first, you probably love these boots because they're called Chelsea boots.
[00:01:26.93] Tip 2, Show the Boot.
[00:01:27.67] Also, we have the jeans rolled so that they kind of hover above the boot to show off this really cool rag sock and the boot, along with these really cool, distressed moments with the jean. I like using rag socks because they have this cool, rugged sensibility to them. But they can also be paired in a very chic way. These jeans specifically are a boyfriend-fit jeans. So they're a little bit looser. And they have this unfinished type of vibe where it's kind of rough and tumble.
[00:01:57.31] And I paired it with these Chelsea boots. It gives you a really chic, elevated best of both worlds.
[00:02:03.13] I love it.
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[00:02:04.54] Pea coat with boots and cuffed jeans. Text, One Cuff is Enough.
[00:02:07.85] One way I really like to style jeans and boots is with just one cuff. I feel like one cuff is enough. It also just showcases that you don't have to do a lot to look stylish. I wanted to kind of cover the boot a little bit. I feel like it's super chic. It's understated. But it still has, like, a powerful presence. I paired it with a denim shirt, so there's a nice through line with a denim jeans. It's very slimming. It's also just very understated.
[00:02:36.32] I've paired this look with this oversized peacoat with the collar popped and this kind of distressed, vintage-esque glove. You can wear this virtually anywhere. You've got all of these powerful solids together. You can dress it up. It'll look chic going out to dinner. It'll look amazing hanging out with your friends. It's a timeless look. And you'll look incredible virtually anywhere.
[00:02:59.66] I feel fly.
[00:03:00.62] You are fly.
[00:03:01.45] Try it out.
[00:03:02.00] Another thing I love doing in styling is pairing denim on denim on denim. I love this midrinse jacket paired with a darker rinse denim top and these really cool, wide-leg jeans that complement the jacket.
[00:03:16.51] I love these boots. Would you pair them with any other denim?
[00:03:20.01] Absolutely. I would probably lean more towards a straight-fit denim or a skinny-fit denim because the boots are a little bit slim. And you want to be able to kind of showcase that. If I'm pairing wide-leg denim with boots, I like to use a skinnier boot, just so you really get a chance to showcase that wide-leg aspect. But you can also wear these with a skinnier jean or a straight-fit jean because the straight fit will just hover above the boot. And you'll still be able to pull it over the boot.
[00:03:49.44] The skinny fit will fall right above the boot. So you'll be showing a little bit more boot than any other way with any other denim. So I think any of those ways will really work. But you'll know. Like, the whole thing about styling is just trying things out. You know? You got to make sure that it feels good. And if you feel good, it'll look good. And if you're ever in doubt, just reach out to me.
[00:04:09.87] Fit is Key.
[00:04:11.13] One really important aspect to styling is fit. Fit is absolutely key. It's the most essential.
[00:04:18.00] That's so true. I have a lot of issues finding the right denim for my body type. Do you have any suggestions for that?
[00:04:24.54] There's so many different types of jeans out there. There's high waist. There's low waist. There's wide leg. There's classic. There's skinny. There's so many. You can get really confused. But Bean has a really good resource online that shows you exactly all those different fits and how they're supposed to fit. One other thing that I want to say about you guys in the jeans that you're wearing now, you're wearing these skinny jeans with a really slim boot. You have these classic-fit jeans that are styled to perfection right above the chukka boots.
[00:04:52.80] And the one thing that you guys both have in common is that they fit impeccably. You both look amazing.
[00:04:59.77] Thank you. I feel so good in these jeans.
[00:05:02.01] Probably the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn.
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[00:05:05.32] Chelsea and Cole in dark cuffed jeans and boots.
[00:05:08.68] We've covered some of my favorite styling tips today-- boot-to-jean ratio, cuffs, showing the boot, trying new things, and fit is key. Follow any of these tips and you're bound to land on an awesome look. Remember, L.L.Bean has so many different, cool options to explore. And do just that, explore. Try this. Try that. Try all the different jeans types and boot types. And I'm sure you're going to look amazing. Chelsea and Cole, thank you guys for being my models for today.
[00:05:38.98] Thank you, Donnell. I learned a lot.
[00:05:41.26] Looks like it's time to update my wardrobe.
[00:05:43.06] Absolutely. Now it's time for you to give these things a try. Share your own tips of styling boots with jeans in the comments below. For more styling tips, outdoor how-tos, and expert advice, visit llbean.com/explore. And don't forget to like and subscribe so you don't miss our next video.
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[00:06:01.75] Jeans are displayed on a wall and boots sit on a shelf.