Wait, Did Emma Watson Just Bring Skinny Jeans Back?

It's official—skinny jeans are back. In a rare public appearance, at the Schiaparelli haute couture show no less, Emma Watson took on fashion's most divisive jeans style with a playful take on proportions that included grey skinnies, an architectural blazer and chunky Dr. Martens for good measure. What makes this outfit so noteworthy isn't just the return of skinny jeans (though, we must admit we're completely won over); it's the impact that comes from the perfectly balanced structure of the look.

The harmony is all based on dimension, with the dramatic lapels and cropped silhouette of the Schiaparelli blazer contrasting the slim-cut jeans. With the addition of the clomping, flat-sole Chelsea boots, Watson has created a striking silhouette worthy of Couture Fashion Week.


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Emma Watson wearing a Schiaparelli blazer, skinny jeans and Dr. Martens boots. 

Among the minidresses and heeled looks donned by most couture-week attendees, Emma Watson opted for a more understated style that paired classic French minimalism with DMs, adding an undisputedly British touch, proving that, at times, less is definitely more. Though we may not have couture blazers at the ready, we intend to take a leaf out of Watson's book by re-creating this skinny-jeans-and-flat-boots look.

If, however, you parted with your skinny jeans a few years ago, here's a selection to ease you back into the style. Then, complete the look with chunky Chelsea boots. 


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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.