It's True—This One Denim Style Is Outshining All the Rest (and We Have Proof)

If you were to guess what wardrobe basic is bound to be in everyone’s closet right now, chances are you’d guess jeans. More specifically, blue jeans. While the staple piece feels relatively new compared to other historic fashion pieces (i.e., corsets and heels), there’s no arguing that denim has come a long way since it first joined the ranks of everyday wear.

In other words, blue jeans are a tried-and-true item always deserving of a spot in your sartorial collection. That said, there’s nothing wrong with a little variety—and if there’s one denim trend that’s gunning for the classic blue jeans’ limelight, it’s black skinny jeans. And if I may be so bold, it might just take the cake.

Hear me out: Blue jeans in any form are classic. But if you’re looking for another foolproof style to add into the mix, an edgy pair of black skinny jeans are it. The timeless style has been a favorite among fashion girls everywhere. And if you need a little more convincing, I’ve pulled together seven looks from the chicest influencers showcasing the versatile style. Check them all out below.

Style Tip: If you swap out your blue jeans for a black skinny pair, your outfits get an instant touch of cool.

Style Tip: Style a standard blazer with your jeans for a chic work ensemble. To give it an unexpected touch, add a wide belt to the mix.

Oversized blazer with black skinny jeans



Style Tip: Opt for a cool oversize option to wear with a lightweight turtleneck during the transitional season.

Going out top and black skinny jeans



Style Tip: If you have a top you’ve been saving for a special occasion, style it with black jeans for an easy way to dress it down.

Style Tip: If you want a cool all-black outfit to wear through summer, opt for a simple muscle tee.

Style Tip: Love a denim-on-denim look? Try it with a black jacket and skinny jeans.

Style Tip: Create a cool contrast in your ensemble by styling bright-white boots with your jeans.

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A dark, solid black pair will also be a staple in your wardrobe.

There’s a reason these jeans have a near-perfect rating based on almost 6000 reviews.

Wear these with black ankle boots like the combat style shown above or with your favorite white sneakers.

We love the casual and cool look these give.

A cropped ankle-cut length is essential for showing off your statement shoes.

Let’s face it—Madewell can do no wrong with jeans.

A casual option for your weekends away from work.

The ’80s-inspired waist alone is enough to buy these jeans.

If you've been loving the slit legging trend, you'll obsess over it in denim form.

Trust me—you’ll find a virtually infinite way to wear these.