Friday, January 15, 2010

To roll or not to roll?

When I'm headed to class, it's usually in a bit of a rush.  I head straight from work, sometimes in my corporate wear (ha!) and sometimes I have a chance to pull a switch and change into more comfortable clothes.  Yesterday, I showed up at school wearing some skinny jeans with ballet flats (and a shirt, of course, but that doesn't really add to the story).  The skinnies were rolled up - I thought it looked pretty cute, but then a girl stopped me and.....

Beginning of conversation.
Girl: "Can I ask you a kind of strange question?"
Me: "Um.....sure?"
Girl: "Do you roll your jeans because they are too long or because it's fashionable?"
Me: "I guess a little bit of both?"
End of conversation.

I think the more accurate answer was that I did roll them for fashion's sake.  Like I said, I thought it looked cute.  If my pants were too long, I probably would have them hemmed or wear some heels, right?  So, what do you think?  Do you roll?

I'm a big fan of the rolled skinny - I think it's so cute and classic!

Jessica Alba via denimology.

I haven't tried the boy/baggie jean roll like this - just not so sure I could pull it off. 

I'm not convinced Katie does either?

via stylebakery

Rolled skinnies with heels.  I bet nobody asked SJP if her pants were just too long!


SJP works the baggie roll, too.

Adorable look via j.crew.

By the way, the man tight roll is pretty nasty and a total DON'T in my book.
This looks silly, don't you think?


  1. What a weird question to ask... well, at least she wasn't rude about it, right? I've never rolled my skinnies, but that's probably because I always wear them with boots. I do roll a pair of bootcuts that are 2 sizes too big and fit me like a pair of BF jeans... but that's all.

    I think the rolled-up look is better for baggier jeans, but maybe I'm just behind the fashion curve. :)

  2. I've never rolled up my skinny jeans, but I like the idea, especially if it's done with heels like in the first pic.

  3. I like the rolled jeans--skinny--better than the super-pegged jeans. I am not sure what I think about wearing them with heels except that it showcases the whole shoe. And isn't that what life is really all about:)

  4. I think it's cute, but I can somehow never pull it off. Nothing looks right when I roll it, not jeans, not shirt-sleeves, NOTHING! (Not even croissants. SRSLY.) What a crazy thing to say to someone though! I mean, even if you ARE just genuinely curious..... how very strange to actually ask.

  5. Have a Bright, Bold, and Beautiful weekend!!


  6. Don't do it, myself. But, typically, when I see it on others, I think it always looks good.

  7. I love rolling and love, love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by my blog Coeur de La... so happy you can appreciate... cornichons!! Have a lovely day!! And, keep rocking the skinny jeans that you roll!! :)

  8. I'm a fan of the roll, too. But like Lisa, haven't tried it with heels. Just bought a pair of men's baggy jeans to see if I can pull off the rolled boyfriend jeans. All in all, I think it's adds a nice touch to any look.

  9. Hi there, yep skinny rolled jeans work for me,happy Saturday sweetie!Check out my denium looks over on My Passport to Style, if you get chance! Sharon xoxo

  10. I HAVE to roll them as I'm only 5'2" and never find jeans short enough (and hate how hemmed jeans look). So I've been doing it for a long while (even when flares were popular). I'm a definite fan, especially of the baggier boyfriend jeans...

  11. I think the rolled skinny is wayyy cute! I roll my jeans once if I wear flats, that way I am not stepping all over them. {I have my jeans I love, that I should always wear w/ heels so the bottom doesn't get worn, but I can't resist and sometimes must wear them with some rolled up once they go!}

  12. I don't know why, but I have never liked rolled skinny jeans. Or any rolled jeans as a matter of fact. Quoting The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, "You must never double-cuff the Pants. It's tacky. There will never be a time when this will not be tacky."
    But I suppose to each their own, right? =)

  13. i say roll...but i roll up my skinnies with the right shoes. but i don't know about the boyfriend jeans. i still can't look cute in them (i'm too petite).

  14. i like that first rolled skinnies pick the best. i've been looking for the right pair of jeans to do this with forever and can't seem to find them :(. i love the rolled jeans in j. crew. maybe i should just break down and buy a pair from them.