Denim trends come and go like the wind, which is why its always good to hold on to them. The skinny jean has been around for a few seasons now and I’ve been asked many times whether they are still on trend this fall.
The answer is, absolutely! While other styles like the wide-leg and flare jean might be jumping in front of them as the hottest trend, they are still strong.
In fact, Women’s Wear Daily reported recently that skinny jeans have officially crossed over from a trend to a classic, and they are here to stay. Department stores were quoted as saying that they have become part of our everyday wardrobe.
You can be sure if major department stores consider the skinny to be a classic, you’ll find them in stores for a long time to come.
Dark wash skinny’s are the most flattering in this family. The darker the wash, the more appropriate they are for work or evening gatherings. Pairing a heel with the dark style is also best for a sexy sleek look.
Charlize Theron looks chic and cool with her dark skinny jeans, black pumps and classic trench.
I also adore Zoe Saldana’s ladylike look far above where she paired hers with a preppy Chanel jacket (a great look for office Friday’s).
Pair these with heels and a pretty blouse and you’ve got a perfect look for a fun date.
Personally, I’m not a huge fan of light colored denim…really takes me back to a not-so-stylish time period in my life (you 30-40 something's know what I’m talking about).
But, paired with the right top, they can work. Cameron Diaz and Kristen Cavallari look California cool in their light wash skinny’s.
I think with these, you just have to be very careful not to look cheap, so choosing a pair that isn’t too tight and wearing with a less form fitting top are best bets.
I love the ankle style in this jean because you can wear them with flats! Until these came along, I didn’t own a single pair of jeans that could be worn sans heels.
Kate Middleton looks amazing with a button down top and deck shoes with hers. The belt really adds to the casual cool.
Ballet flats are also perfect with these. That said, don’t be afraid to wear heels with them too - it’ll sass em up a bit.
Heels are great with skinny jeans, as long as they're not too chunky or too tall and thin. Avoid the super tall stilettos that are higher than 4-inches. With those rules in mind, almost any heel works.
If you’re going for a sexy look, try shiny or patent heels or a shoe with an open toe or interesting cut like Rosario Dawson.
If you want a casual, stylish look, go for a great bootie.
For a delicate, feminine flair, pair them with kitten heel sandals and an empire- waist or loose fitting top.
I love wearing my skinny jeans with heels, but I adore wearing them with my riding boots. When I wear these together, I feel instantly put together and ready to walk for miles. It’s a great fall look and an excellent way to show off a great boot.
As mentioned earlier, simple flats are perfect for this style. Try ballet flats with great details, metallic finishes, sequins, etc.
For a classic look, wear them with printed canvas ballet flats, paired with a cardigan.
The mid-high waist versions of this jean work best for those with a little extra around the middle. If the rise is too low, it creates a muffin-top, so depending on how much extra weight you have in this area, a higher waist will help keep everything in.
Worn with a longer top that isn’t fitted and these allow you to enjoy this great trend too.
I like to think of myself as a “trend-adapter,” rather than a “trendsetter.” Having just recently accepted the skinny jean trend, I needed a little time to embrace it. But now that I have, I wear them more often than not. They are so comfy and fit with virtually any occasion - so I truly agree that they are a wardrobe staple. My J Brand skinny’s are the best because they have a great stretch fabric that feels almost pajama-like (no, I am NOT going to try the “as-seen-on-TV” Pajama Jeans). I also love my AG high-waisted Farrah’s that keep it all in on the days I need it.
This girl is a big fan of the skinny.