23 Non-Basic Skinny Jeans That'll Make Your Plain Ones Jealous

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Besides a few stints with capris in the early '00s, I exclusively wore skinny jeans until college. "What even are mom jeans?" I can practically hear my 18-year-old self questioning. Years—and plenty of denim trial-and-error—later I still fancy myself a skinny-jean girl. However, I'm now much more experimental with the styles, colorways, and embellishments I choose when it comes to my go-to pairs. Need some examples? I found 23 pretty epic skinny jeans that I'll probably need to hide from my basic ones for jealousy purposes. Clothes have feelings too, right?

Blue Jeans

Forgot your belt? Not a problem with this pair of skinnies.

These classic Levi's get a cool twist by way of a side-stripe logo moment.

These jeans are practically begging to be worn with a pair of cool biker boots.

From far away, these pants look like your average pair of blue jeans, but take a closer look and you'll see they feature some pretty awesome stitching.

A little blue, a little gray—why choose if you don't have to?

Regular blue jeans but so much smoother thanks to the velvety fabric.

Black Jeans

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The perfect jeans to wear with your new crop top.

A built-in belt is cool, but a built-in belt with grommets is at least 10 times cooler.

Faux-leather skinny jeans for the win.

Definitely wear a vintage band tee with these star-print jeans.

More grommets for your viewing pleasure.

Show off this lace-up pair with a tucked-in bodysuit.

Add these embellished jeans to your collection just in time for the holidays. 

Another belted pair of black jeans you'll never want to take off.

Fun Jeans

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Obviously, the first pair of printed jeans on the list has to be animal-inspired.

But these camo jeans are equally awesome.

Pair these ultra-embellished jeans with a simple black sweater for a slick outfit.

Now that you've bought three plaid blazers, you'll need a pair of plaid jeans. These should do the trick.

Here's a pair of holiday-ready jeans that would look so chic with a Lurex knit.

How gorgeous is this chocolate brown shade?

One pair of leopard skinny jeans just isn't enough.

Next: Shop these 35 affordable tops to wear with your skinny jeans.