How to Wear Skinny Jeans at Any Age

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.) That said, there are interesting ways celebrities of all ages 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 of every age are styling their skinny jeans and shop our favorite pairs anyone would love.

Heidi Klum, 44

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Heidi Klum’s moto jacket and white pumps ensure that her skinny jeans look anything but basic.

On Heidi Klum: Saint Laurent Classic 11 Rainbow Sunglasses ($380); AMO Babe Jeans ($260); Saint Laurent shoes.

Diane Kruger, 40

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Diane Kruger’s Parisian-inspired look is polished and so easy to replicate. 

Sarah Jessica Parker, 52

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SJP’s velvet blazer and statement shoes add the right touch of elegance to this skinny-jean look.

Alessandra Ambrosio, 36

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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.

Kris Jenner, 61

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We love how Jenner paired her skinnies with a coordinating denim jacket and white sneakers—so cool.

On Kris Jenner: Hermès bag; Gucci sneakers.

Zoe Saldana, 39

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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; 7 for All Mankind B(air) Denim Skinny Jeans ($99); Jimmy Choo heels.

Victoria Beckham, 43

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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.

Kate Bosworth, 34

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Looking for the perfect weekend outfit? Turn to Bosworth for inspiration with her ankle boots, Western-inspired belt, tee, and chambray shirt.

On Kate Bosworth: Burberry backpack; DL1961 Margaux Instascuplt Ankle Skinny Jeans ($178); Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots ($559).

Olivia Palermo, 31

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Follow Olivia Palermo’s lead and make jeans and a white top feel special by adding a printed scarf and embroidered flats.

Jane Fonda, 79

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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.

Chrissy Teigen, 31

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Chrissy Teigen’s sleek black skinny jeans look so flattering with pointed-toe sock boots.

On Chrissy Teigen: Victoria Beckham Classic Victoria Feather 62mm Aviator Sunglasses ($450); Chloé bag; Tony Bianco Diddy Boots ($161).

Miranda Kerr, 34

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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.

On Miranda Kerr: Céline bag; Acne Studios Bliss C Tee ($105); A.P.C. Barbara Trench Coat ($660); Mother Stunner Ankle Fray Jeans ($196); Aquazzura Allure Lace-Up Suede Pumps ($695).

Next, find out the shoes everyone’s wearing with their jeans this summer.

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.