Skinny jeans were once considered a trend, but they have now transitioned into a fashion staple for most women’s wardrobes. There’s are a lot of good reasons why this type of jeans became popular – its silhouette is stylish; it can be dressed up or dressed down; and you can wear it as office wear, as an outfit for your date, as a party jeans or as a casual go-to for running errands.
The skinny jeans you need
First things first – if you’re gonna own only one pair of skinny jeans buy one in the darkest shade of blue you can find. A dark wash skinny jean is the most versatile denim jeans you can own. It’s polished enough to dress up for parties and for work, it’s sexy enough to wear on dinner dates, and it’s chic enough to make your casual tops look more polished.
You can also choose black skinny jeans, if that’s more your style. It’s also versatile for wearing with everything: from casual, to dressy to formal tops.
But if you don’t plan on just owning one, then go ahead and experiment with different washes. You can at least have a dark wash pair, a lighter vintage-wash jeans, a coated denim jean, a distressed pair (black or light-wash), and a colored denim jean (white, gray, red and pink are your stylish options). Build on these essentials and feel free to add more.
With a little inspiration, you can glam up a pair of skinny jeans so you can have a different look every day of the week. If you’re consistently pairing it with T-shirts, then it may be time for some new outfit ideas. Here are some ways you can wear your skinny jeans in a fresh, stylish and glammed-up way:
Wear it with a shirt
Pairing skinny jeans with a shirt is a quick and easy way to turn your jeans from a casual companion to chic fashion. This classic combination adds a sophisticated edge to denim, and this easily works for smart-casual occasions. This combo is best paired with something made of leather – a handbag, shoes or jacket.
Wear skinny jeans with a long, colorful top
When you wear skinny jeans, you can wear a flattering volume up top. Bright and busy prints are a great way to draw attention to your body, which balances the look of a plain skinny jeans. Keep it from looking tacky by accessorizing with a structured, leather bag and a sleek-looking pair of shoes.
Wear a high-waisted skinny jeans with a tank top and long cardigan
If you want to pull off a feminine vibe, wear a tank top and layer it with a long cardigan to cover up. Tank tops are sexy, and you can add pretty accessories for added polish. If the tank top has a low neckline, you can wear a short pendant necklace or a choker to glam it up.
Wear a hip-length top with skinny jeans
Wearing skinny jeans for the evening is easy – just wear a hip-length top that narrows at the waist and flares out beneath it. This is the feminine look perfect for wearing on a first date. It’s not too sexy and not revealing at all, but really classy. It’s also easy to personalize using your favorite accessories. You can add some volume with a fit and flare tunic, to camouflage the hips and balance the skinny fit of your jeans.
Pair it with a see-through top for a sexy look
A see-through blouse or top is the perfect excuse to show off that pretty lace bralette of yours without being too revealing. Choose a dark-colored (preferably black) see-through top and wear your beautiful bralette or bustier underneath. Then tuck it in to your skinny jeans and accessorize with a statement belt for a streamlined look. You can layer with a cardigan or coat if you want more coverage and added layer of style. This is perfect for a date or a night out with your homegirls.
Wear it with a tailored jacket for work
Dress up your skinny jeans for work by pairing it with a tailored blazer. If you do not know, skinny jeans and a blazer is the new suit. It creates a sharp and sophisticated style that makes an easy boss girl outfit you can pull off. Pair a dark-wash skinny jeans with tailored blazer in black or navy, and make sure you wear an equally stylish or polished top underneath. A turtleneck sweater and button down shirt are commonly worn with this style. Wear high heels to make it dressier.
Pair it with a leather jacket
Create a fierce, biker-style look by wearing a leather jacket over a form-fitting pair of skinny jeans. This adds an instant cool girl vibe to your ensemble. If you’re a curvy girl, stay away from wearing cropped leather jackets and choose ones that skims your hips to balance your shape. Wear it with a simple T-shirt or tank top and ankle boots for a casual edgy look. You can wear it with a flowy top and some heels to keep the vibe feminine.
Top it with a chunky knit cardigan or sweater
A long and chunky knit cardigan adds a sense of cozy and style to a common skinny jean. Avoid the extra bulk by tucking in your top and highlighting your waist with a cute belt. You can also opt for a chic knit sweater, as the slim shape of the jeans help balance the chunkiness of the knit wear. Simply add some cute accessories like some boots and hat to complete the winter look.
Wear it with a sparkly top
If you want to be the life of the party, but you want to stick with your trusty skinny jeans, wear a sparkly, look-at-me top. It can easily glam up basic jeans. Sequined tops are perfect for night outs and other fun events. Layer it with a stylish but toned-down blazer if you want to tone down the shine for a more casual event.
Slip on some statement shoes
Jeans can really go a long way when accessorized correctly. Skinny jeans can look fashionably chic with knee-high leather boots. This is a fool-proof way for being stylish with jeans. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to let your boots stand out. And if you’re wearing a cropped skinny jeans, it’s time to let your strappy heels shine. Pumps in bold colors or nude shades work well with ankle-length skinnies too.
Create a one-color ensemble
Oftentimes, less is more. You can look glamorous by just sticking to the purpose of the skinny jeans design – to make legs look longer. Accentuate that long and lean effect by creating a column of color through your outfit. You can do this by wearing your jeans with a shirt with a closely matching shade. If you have a dark indigo jeans, pair it with a navy top. If you have acid-wash skinny jeans, pick a baby blue top. Keep it sassy by choosing plain top, and then accessorize it with dainty, gold-tone layered necklaces. You can also wear a blazer that matches the color of your jeans and then pick a plain top to wear underneath.