See that little hashtag at the top? #WWJLD. It’s my little mantra for I-don’t-know-what-to-wear days and why-doesn’t-this-look-right moments. What Would Jenna Lyons Do.
But thanks to this shirt cuff tutorial from Who What Wear I’ll be one step (ok, one inch) closer to capturing that Jenna Lyons babeness. It just so happens that when I saw this how-to I was wearing a J.Crew chambray shirt (not that much of a coincidence, that’s half the week for me).
So I promptly unrolled my sleeves and gave this a try. It really worked! I think the key is in the last two steps, tugging on the corner and then scrunching at the end. It gives that slightly unkempt feel that juxtaposes the polished look of a collared shirt just perfectly.
Start by unbuttoning the entire sleeve.
Fold the shirt halfway up your arm, so that the cuff lies across the elbow.
Roll the bottom sleeve up the arm once, so it covers cuff’s seam.
Roll the bottom of the sleeve up the arm one more time, starting from the bottom inside corner and tug the upper, outside fold so it sticks out.
To achieve that scrunched look, push the sleeve up the arm so the cuff sits comfortable right above the elbow.