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Ways To Style Turn Up Denim

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A wardrobe staple loved by French Vogue Editors and street style bloggers alike, the denim turn up is a wear-forever bottom half that’s firmly back in the frame for SS15.

Like many chic Parisian looks, the ‘effortless’ vibe of said denim is actually a fine art, requiring just the right number of fold-ups, a loosely over-sized top (a crisp white shirt works well) and some carefully selected accessories (Valentino Rockstuds we mean you) to really peg the trend.

Whether you opt for a classic boyfriend fit or prefer to keep your cut skinny, we've waded through Pinterest to find the best ways to style this denim staple, plus listed eight ways to turn up the style .

The Neat Cuff
The Neat Cuff is one fold-up, often pressed to maintain its crispness. Wear it with skinny, straight leg or cigarette cut jeans and team with flats or low heels.

The Carefree Cuff
Like the Neat Cuff, but more organic and free spirited i.e. not ironed down but imperfectly and nonchalantly turned up. This works well with skinny, skinny slouch, straight leg and distressed jeans with heels or standout flats.  

The Classic Peg
Before there were skinny jeans, there was the pegged jean. Fold your jean sideways so it’s tight around the ankle and then roll up. Use this on boyfriend jeans, straight leg jeans, or boot-cut and team with open- toe booties, heels or sandals.

The Pressed Cuff
The Pressed Cuff is neatly folded twice to conceal the hem and pressed or sewn in place. Use with twill pants, lightweight denim, or with a trouser cuff and pair with statement heels or oxfords.

The Messy Roll
The Messy Roll is an intuitive way to roll your jeans, for the tousled, relaxed look. Just roll and don’t think about it too much. This works particularly well if you want to create more of a cropped jean i.e. stopping halfway up the calf. Rock yours with flats, heels, sandals or brogues on boyfriend or tattered jeans.

The Bubble Roll
The Bubble Roll is a true roll, take the hem and literally roll the denim up. Ideal with skinny or cropped styles - it has to be somewhat tight to maintain the roll. Pair with low heels, flats and sandals.

Raw Edged Roll
The latest denim trend gets the turn-up treatment – rock your frayed edges by doing one supersized turn up – usually the length of two normal turn-ups – and wear with mules to be very ‘of the moment’.

The Shorts Roll
Don’t think the turn-up only applies to jeans, shorts look good with a roll too. Do one or two turn-ups depending on the length so that yours sit just above the knee and pair with strappy sandals and a tux jacket – city chic if ever we saw it.