To cuff, or not to cuff; it's a styling dilemma we are faced with often. We glance in the mirror to give ourselves a pat on the back for an #OOTD well done, but then we look down. And in this moment of sheer terror, we realize our pants have ruined everything with their frumpy ends. We simply cannot go out looking like we have accordions for ankles. Luckily, with so many acceptable options for turning up our pant hems, we can always say yes to the cuff.
5 Types of Cuffs
A 90's TV character that will go down in history as one of the greats (If you don't believe me, read his in-depth Wiki), Steve Urkle took nerd fashion to a whole new level. The Family Matters star had a very strict look that consisted of a plaid button-down, suspenders, "high waters" and loafers. To achieve the Urkle cuff you must put those socks on display, going as high as you need to with those cuffs.
Otherwise known as the tough-girl cuff, this fold that stays low at the ankle will take your look from blasé to badass in no time. Only fold your pants twice, and keep it straight like marieluvpink.
Katie Holmes championed this modern look a couple years ago, and it's still going strong. Start with boyfriend jeans (the baggier, the better) and haphazardly roll them up. This style looks best mixed with posh elements like high heels and lux jewelry. -- Micah Gianelli mixes a destroyed roll-up jean with rich pieces effortlessly.
The most feminine cuff of the bunch, take skinny jeans and neatly fold them two or three times, showing off your ankles. Elegant, yet simple. -- MadameDeRosa pairs her bombshell cuff with a bohemian top and wide brim hat.
This cuff may seem unnecessary, but it can make a huge impact on your look. When wearing flats, roll up your cuff slightly to balance out the propotions; you'll not only appear a little taller, but the cuff acts as a highlighter for those killer shoes you want everyone to see. -- Viktoriya Sener styles her micro cuff with a blazer and button-down.
Cover Photo by Whitney