This time of year, we live in black skinny jeans. You too? Good—glad we're on the same page. Even though we've owned the staple denim style for years now, we're always down to spice up the way we wear them, lest our most middle-of-winter outfits start to feel dull.
That's why we're tapping our favorite denim-wearing It girls to give us a refresh on how to make black skinny jeans feel as cool as possible right now. We've enlisted the help of Kate Middleton, Priyanka Chopra, and Jennifer Lawrence—essentially all your fave ladies. They might not know it yet, but their outfits are about to be on winter mood boards everywhere.
Ready to dive in? Scroll on to see these winning celebrity black-skinny-jean outfits and shop the pieces you need to DIY each one.
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but we disagree. Black skinny jeans (aka the "old dog") have been in our closets for forever, but when styled with of-the-moment square-toe boots à la Priyanka Chopra's, they suddenly take on a very brand-new feel.
Kate Middleton blessed us with this perfectly polished ensemble before knee boots became as famous as they currently are, which I'm pretty sure makes her a visionary. Regardless, this is a sophisticated look to try ASAP with your favorite denim—for work and beyond.
On Kate Middleton: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer; Aquatalia by Marvin K boots; Aspinal of London Mayfair Croc Bag ($775); Kiki McDonough earrings
Kate made her casual ensemble really pop by going for a rich burgundy sweater and tying a printed silk scarf on top for a charming touch. Re-create the look with a light jacket, combat boots, and colorful knit.
On Kate Middleton: J.Crew sweater; Barbour jacket; Scout UK scarf; Chloé boots
Take your blazer and skinny jeans into the weekend with the addition of a cool cropped tee and of-the-moment wide-shaft boots.
J.Law's easy denim outfit is one to keep in your back pocket for reference when you're zapped of inspiration. She slipped on a pair of low-heeled mules and topped off her editor-favorite skinny jeans with a printed Prada coat.
On Jennifer Lawrence: Garrett Leight x Clare V. Cat-Eye Transparent Acetate Sunglasses ($340); Prada Jacquard-Knit Coat ($3390); Citizens of Humanity Olivia High Waist Slim Jeans ($268); Acne Studios Brion Slippers ($550)
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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