The Skinny Jean Style I Would Never Wear With Ankle Boots

Everyone has their own fashion pet peeves, but I feel like mine is one that should be shared with the world. Is it revolutionary? Probably not, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be discussing it here. I have vowed to never wear skinny jeans that are too long with ankle boots. Why? Because the extra material tends to bunch awkwardly, and besides being uncomfortable, it's not the look I'm going for.

Instead, I always opt for an ankle-grazing pair of skinny jeans. This way, the jeans end right where your boots start, allowing for the most streamlined silhouette possible. There is definitely a time for lengthier skinny jeans, but in my opinion, ankle-grazing pairs are the best style to wear when you're searching for the most flattering denim-and–ankle boot combination.

Here, I have pulled some of my favorite ankle boot–and–skinny jean street style shots that prove semi-cropped and ankle-grazing denim styles look the most flattering when paired with said boots. And don't worry—there's a large denim shopping selection ahead as well. We would never leave you hanging like that.

Go on to shop the ankle boot–and–skinny jean combination I always wear.

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Black-on-black jeans and boots = the perfect look.

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A little animal print is always a good idea.

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An outfit full of classic pieces is sure to be a winner. 

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Let the raw hem of your skinny jeans add some edge to an otherwise polished ensemble. 

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Sometimes, it's okay to let your boots do all the talking. 

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…or your bag.

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Proportion play can make each piece you're wearing look 10 times more expensive.

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When opting for chunky boots, this ankle-grazing skinny-jean rule is especially applicable.

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Who said you couldn't mix navy and black? Obviously not this girl.

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Wrapping it up with our favorite ankle boot trend of the moment: patent white.

Next up, check out the eight winter trends you should be buying before everyone else.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Dale Chong.