Boyfriend jeans are so great, because you don’t need a boyfriend to wear them. No longer carrying the stigma of Mel Blatt from All Saints circa 1990; The new boyfriend shape is slimmer and more flattering and we're calling affectionately dubbing it the Ex-Boyfriend — or as the shops call it, the Girlfriend — jean.

There's no denying that we love a good old classic mid-blue hue but they are available in a whole variety of colours on the hight street this season so really, you're spoilt for choice.

Wear slightly cropped with an ankle boot or with some luxe ribbed socks and loafers for a cool spin. This is the kind of item that once added to your wardrobe, you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Here's our edit of the best 5 pairs available to buy right now:

The cool pair
'Phoebe' jeans, £235, ​MiH at Matches

The sexy pair 
'Lonny' Jeans, £34.99, Mango

The ripped pair
Sulpher 'Hayden' jeans, £42, Moto at Topshop

The statement pair
Embroidered jeans, £568, Bliss and Mischief at Matches

The completely timeless pair
Blue jeans, £180, Acne Pop at My Theresa

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