Everyone knows that skinny jeans aren't the trend they once were. In fact, it would even be accurate to say that they're "out," but that doesn't mean they don't still serve a purpose, which Emily Ratajkowski is aware of. The reason I haven't gotten rid of all of my skinny jeans is this: I still need them to wear with knee-high boots and some of my more voluminous outerwear and knitwear. I always like to balance oversize pieces out with something slimmer, and skinny jeans have always been my go-to for that purpose. This is why EmRata's outfit makes perfect sense to me.
While out in New York this week, Ratajkowski wore a pair of high-waisted 100% cotton skinny jeans with a heeled, knee-high version of Timberland boots. She paired them with a cropped puffer jacket, with the skinny jeans doing their part to create a sleek silhouette. If you live in or have ever been to NYC, you know that it's pretty frigid from November to March, and a puffer jacket is pretty much a wardrobe necessity. Ratajkowski wears them often because she gets it.
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