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Monday, October 28, 2013

How Do You CUFF!?


A New Way To Make A Cuff!

Who knew all these years I have been cuffing my shirts the same way, and now I read there is a new way to do it!?

No kidding! Now if you are like me you like to cuff your long sleeve shirts, in fact, I can say that I almost always do. 

There is something about a shirt with long sleeves that bug me, but the 3/4 sleeve shirts can tend to look a bit old ladyish.

Camel, Plaid & Pearls
Love this look and this is how I usually wear mine.

What I Wore | Glam Plaid, Jessica Quirk, How to wear a plaid shirt, whatiwore.tumblr.com
If I wear a jacket you will probably see me with a cuff peeking out underneath the sleeve of the jacket.

denim + blazer: I need to find a navy blazer
As you can see there are plenty of others that cuff the same way that I have been cuffing for years.

gingham shirt, pearls,leopard flats
Loving this whole outfit! Cuffs and all!

Are you ready to see the new way to cuff?
You will have to look at the image very closely to figure it out, but don’t worry I will have a diagram at the end of the post to show you how.

Vertical Stripe Blouse

Not as neat and tidy as the old cuff, but also more casual  and fun.

How to Roll Sleeves Like J. Crew be sure to do this with plaid and chambray blouses.

Apparently the key is to make it not look too, prim and proper, but more nonchalant.....

“Look I just pushed up my sleeves and this is how it turned out!”

exPress-o: How To Cuff Your Sleeves J.Crew Style.
I can not verify that Jcrew originated this new way of cuffing, but so far all roads have led me to their site.

I will leave you with just one more image to help you out in this new way of cuffing…..

REVAMP exPress-o: How To Cuff Your Sleeves J.Crew Style.
As you can see there is quite a technique in making it look so effortless.

I am not sure I will be wearing this new look, since I have personally not tried it out yet. It has just now gotten cold enough to get out the long sleeve shirts.

I will keep you posted on how it works for me, or if I will just continue, my prim, and preppy way of cuffing!

How about YOU, do you cuff the Jcrew way?


Victoria said...

J Crew's method looks more contrived than effortless to me. I prefer Sarah's buttoned style (first image from Workday Weekend blog). In her Oct 21 post, she did an unbuttoned cuff that I like. Sounds like it is the way you currently do it. I prefer either of those to the J Crew style.

Merlin said...

To cuff or not to cuff...hmmm...love the plaid shirts! franki

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Neat! Right now I am trying to find shirts made out of lighter fabrics a la silk, to wear under sweaters and jackets...not easy to find. When I do this will be an interesting way to wear them.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This one will take a little practice! I'm still working on the scarfs!!!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Gotta say - I am not a fan of the new cuffing method. Maybe I am not that "carefree cuffer" you need to be to pull off this look. It looks messy to me and would drive me crazy. LOL I will stick to my old way of cuffing. Call me old fashioned. :) xxoo

Susan said...

Love it!! Thanks for the tutorials and photos!!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Nope. Sorry but in this case "new" is definitely not better, in my opinion. I won't be trying this. It just looks really messy and unkempt to me whereas your first 4 photo examples look stylish and oh-so-chic. (I'm also thinking those floppy cuffs would drive me nuts.)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I don't like it, I like the old way. This is way too messy for me:)

Melinda said...

Gorgeous ideas - love the pearls with chambray. Great tips too.

Toy Carli said...

I love it all. Great post, Kathy. However, I must choose, for me, to stay somewhat close to my age group. I'd be wearing that "messy" look in a heartbeat if I were in my 20-30's, maybe early 40's. At 64-and-more, probably not. Great post, or did I already say that? Nice knowing what's going on these days. Thanks.

The enchanted home said...

Fun post....but no I am boring and a creature of habit and still cuff the old fashioned way!

La Dolfina said...

OMG, I love this post!!!
I have been cuffing in a very similar fashion lately, kinds messy like these examples. I've also been half tucking my shirt in for years too!
That stylist for J Crew thinks outside the box... gotta love that!!
You do such fun posts my friend.

michele said...

ha! i just showed your post to my sis (we're at the hospital in az with my mom) because this is right up her alley.

i love cuffs.
i do.
and j. crew too.



Karena said...

Hi Kathysue, this will be fun and I will start wearing my long sleeved shirts again!

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