Ready or Not, Skinny Jeans Are Coming Back, and These 9 Outfits Prove It

Just like every other early 2000s trend, skinny jeans are due for a comeback. If you have any doubts, take a look at the Celine show that took place in L.A. in December. It was a whole "skinny jeans from the early aughts" vibe. The fact of the matter is that baggy jeans don't feel quite as fresh as they used to, and denim trends are incredibly cyclical, so this comeback was easy to predict. That said, people are only just starting to warm up to skinny jeans, so we'll see what 2023 holds, but I have been seeing skinny-jeans outfits crop up on my Instagram feed and on some of the most influential celebrities as of late, so there's that.

Below, I've highlighted some of the most memorable skinny-jeans outfits I've come across recently, as they might inspire you to get back on the skinny-jeans train early. I find that they're simply the best option for certain boot styles, voluminous outerwear, and the Western-inspired pieces that are so very popular right now, so I, for one, am on board.

Scroll for chic skinny-jeans outfit inspiration and to shop the skinny jeans I love for 2023.

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Black skinny jeans are undoubtedly the sleekest of the skinny-jeans set. They never really go out of style, so consider them a worthy investment.

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If you want to get the Westerncore look, pair skinny jeans with a vest and cowboy boots.

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Classic skinny jeans with a T-shirt and trench coat are a look you're likely to wear for years to come.

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This all-black look is chic and versatile and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on your accessories. 

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High-waisted skinny jeans with a long coat and ankle boots make for an easy French-girl outfit if I ever saw one.

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Olivia Rodrigo paired skinny jeans with a leather blazer for a cool Gen Z spin.

On Olivia Rodrigo: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers ($65)

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Pairing a voluminous jacket with skinny jeans and knee boots is the most winter 2023 way to wear them.

On Elsa Hosk: Sandro Distressed-Effect Pilot Jacket ($1509); Bottega Veneta jeans; Manolo Blahnik boots; Celine sunglasses; Manu Atelier Three Zipped Baguette Tobacco Brushed ($500)

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For her infamous date with Pete Davidson, Emily Ratajkowski paired high-waisted skinny jeans with a North Face puffer and statement boots.

On Emily Ratajkowski: The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Down Jacket ($320); Dear Frances boots; Dior bag

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When it comes to Kendall Jenner's outfit, I'm not sure what other type of jeans you could logistically pair these furry boots with.

On Kendall Jenner: Simon Miller coat; Khaite jeans; R13 boots

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.