The Basics I'm Wearing With Skinny Jeans (and 4 I'm Skipping)

Okay, before I jump in, let’s just remember that you should always wear what you love and what makes you comfortable. That said, I wanted to share with you a few items I’m loving (and also not loving) to perhaps inspire your spring looks. And I wanted to focus specifically on those pieces to pair with skinny jeans. Because yep, I’m one of those fashion people who wear the denim silhouette on the regular. Sure, I’m all for trying new cuts, but it’s those tried-and-true skinnies that I wear the most.

As I’ve highlighted before, I also tend to stick to basics when creating my day-to-day looks. Interestingly enough, there are actually a few specific basic items (well, next-level basics) I’m wearing with my skinny jeans right now to create what I think are super-chic ensembles. Alternatively, there are a few pieces I used to wear often that I’m not wearing as much. Interested in the items I’m into (and not into) right now? I rounded up a range of style-setters wearing the outfits I’m loving with skinny jeans for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration. Keep scrolling for more, and uncover your new go-to denim ’fit.

Wearing: Modern Blazers

Not Wearing as Much: Fitted Blazers


(Image credit: @tylynnnguyen)

I used to love super-fitted blazers. However, I’m putting them aside in favor of modern-feeling blazers in slouchier cuts. Honestly, tossing one on with a T-shirt and boots is a no-fail, polished look that just always works.

Wearing: Slouchy Leather Jackets

Not Wearing as Much: Cropped Denim Jackets


(Image credit: @aimeesong)

It’s all about those lived-in leather jackets rn, either blazer-like styles or moto silhouettes. Similar to some of my colleagues, I’m just not into my shorter denim jackets as much with skinnies. A leather jacket feels just a tad chicer, in my opinion.

Wearing: Cardigans/Matching Sets

Not Wearing as Much: Standard V-Neck Sweaters


(Image credit: @champagnemani)

Okay, clearly a basic V-neck sweater will never go "out” (keep in mind that deep-V knits are A+), but I want to experiment more with trendy cardigans (loving the matching-set look as well) as a go-to spring staple with skinny jeans.

Wearing: Flat Boots

Not Wearing as Much: Flat, Backless Loafers


(Image credit: @anoukyve)

I’m all about flat boots right now (especially moto styles) with my skinny jeans for those transitional temps. While I used to wear my backless loafers with jeans on the regular, I’m probably going to limit my wear this season to mix it up.

Next: six trendy outfits inspired by Jane Birkin, Farrah Fawcett, and Diana Ross

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.