Let’s just get it out there: In no way should your age totally influence your style. If you really love a specific trend (whether you’re 30 or 70), then by all means, go for it! But like with anything, there are certain items that prove to be more popular with the younger set. One item 20-somethings like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner can’t seem to get enough of? Skinny jeans. (And FYI, they’re not “out”—just classics at this point.) Those of you in the post-30 world have probably tried this denim style in the past, but there are interesting ways 30-and-over celebrities seem to be wearing their skinnies to give the staple a sophisticated, polished twist. Thanks to stars like Miranda Kerr, Zoe Saldana, and Diane Kruger, your skinny-jean outfits are about to receive a major upgrade.
Go on to view the inspiring ways women over 30 are styling their skinny jeans and shop our favorite pairs anyone at any age would love.
Diane Kruger’s Parisian-inspired look is polished and so easy to replicate.
SJP’s velvet blazer and statement shoes add the right touch of elegance to this skinny-jean look.
We love how Ambrosio tied her blouse here to give her ripped jeans a more feminine spin.
On Alessandra Ambrosio: Céline sunglasses; Fendi Dotcom Bag ($3050); RtA shirt and jeans; Rag & Bone boots.
We love how Jenner paired her skinnies with a coordinating denim jacket and white sneakers—so cool.
On Kris Jenner: Hermès bag; Gucci sneakers.
If jeans are allowed per your office dress code, you might want to consider Zoe Saldana’s work-appropriate skinny-jean outfit.
On Zoe Saldana: Dolce & Gabbana blouse; Jimmy Choo heels.
It’s incredibly easy to make distressed skinnies feel sophisticated—simply add a luxe sweater and stilettos like Beckham did here.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham sweater.
Follow Olivia Palermo’s lead and make jeans and a white top feel special by adding a printed scarf and embroidered flats.
Headed somewhere slightly chilly? Give your black skinny jeans a cool edge with a leopard jacket, ankle boots, and fun accessories à la Jane Fonda.
You can easily elevate a classic jeans-and-tee look if you follow Kerr’s lead with colorful pointed pumps and an of-the-moment choker necklace.
This post has been updated by Michelle Scanga and Allyson Payer.