How to Upgrade Your Skinny Jeans–and-Boots Outfit

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Sure, we’re fond of forward silhouettes, wild patterns, and seriously out-there shoe styles, but there’s one easy yet stylish outfit combo we return to time and time again when we need a bit of a sartorial breather. We’re talking, of course, about skinny jeans and lace-up boots, a versatile formula that never seems to go out of style. In search of a new ways to style them for fall, we turned to Shannae Smith of TorontoShay, a fellow skinny jeans–and-boots aficionado. Today she’s showing us how easy it is to update the look via a few easy add-ons—see exactly what we mean here.

With a Statement Jacket


This fall, taller boots are back on the menu, and Shay couldn’t be happier about it. What would we do with these boots? The same thing Smith did: Pull on a statement jacket. “I’m Canadian, so for obvious reasons, I love a Canadian tuxedo,” she explains. “I styled my Joan Wedge Tall SOREL boots with a statement-making jacket and a pair of distressed skinnies.”


With Of-the-Moment Accessories


We don’t think we need to tell you this, but we will anyway: Animal print is the hit of the season and works perfectly with these boots. Smith tells us she’s particularly into snake prints at the moment, and we love the way she worked the look into her outfit by way of a sleek belt bag (another must-have item for fall). Other hot pieces you might consider testing out with your go-to skinnies and boots? We’re thinking prairie-style tops or a neon pajama-style blouse.


Nayiri Mampourian
Senior Fashion Editor, Branded Content

Nayiri is Who What Wear's senior fashion editor for branded content and based in her hometown, Los Angeles. It all began in 2014 when she landed an internship at the company and never looked back. While she does love writing her fair share of fashion stories, her heart really belongs in the brainstorm room, where she has fun strategizing different ways to create content with our fashion partners so that you engage with the brands you know and love. Her style tends to be more classic (she loves a good black-and-white look with gold accessories), and white pumps are kind of her thing. If she had to pick one person's wardrobe to raid, it would be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's, and she also has a major obsession with interior design. She's a mom to a 1-year-old baby girl named Sophie, and she fully plans on training her to spot fashion trends by the time she's 10. That's all!