Skinnies Aren't Dead—Let These Chic Outfits Explain Why

While I’d personally consider skinny jeans to be a classic wardrobe staple, the denim style continues to skew on the polarizing side, with many opting for more forward cuts like flares. And while it’s true that fashion people gravitate toward non-skinnies, skinny jeans continue to crop up.

That’s right: After scrolling through Instagram, I noticed a range of It girls wearing their skinny jeans proudly. But rather than styling them in a standard way, they opted to mix in 2020 trends for especially directional fits. To show you what I mean, I curated an edit of the coolest outfits in question for you below.

Keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration, and breathe new life into your trusty skinnies this year.

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Style tip: Embrace the 2020 fashion-girl uniform with a slouchy blazer, crewneck, skinnies, and knee-high boots.

How to wear denim on denim with skinny jeans



Style tip: Denim on denim is never a bad idea. Add a classic white T-shirt and square-toe booties, and you’re set.

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Style tip: Stand out by pairing black skinny jeans with of-the-moment flat boots and an oversize shearling coat. A fun beret will bring a playful bonus to the vibe.

How to wear skinny jeans and a button down shirt



Style tip: Keep it laid-back yet posh with faded black jeans, an oversize button-down tied in the front, and patterned slingbacks.

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Style tip: A dress over jeans feels incredibly high-concept but is quite simple to put together.

Style tip: Bring a cool edge to light-wash skinny jeans with a moto jacket and contrasting white ankle boots.

How to wear white skinny jeans



Style tip: Into white skinny jeans? Make them pop with a cropped black cardigan and cream booties.

Style tip: Further proof that the blazer and skinny jean formula just works. Here, the shiny moto boots bring that desirable downtown twist.

Style tip: Skinnies, a turtleneck, and tan booties totally works on its own, but the addition of a plaid duster coat makes the entire outfit feel even more special.

How to wear skinny jeans for a night out



Style tip: If you live somewhere a bit warmer, consider teaming your skinnies with a vibrant red top and sandals for an easy yet impactful silhouette.