The 2 Outfit Formulas That Make Skinny Jeans Look Up-to-Date

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Contrary to what some fashion critics may say, the skinny jean is still alive and kicking. Your go-to washes are black, indigo and stonewash. Steer clear from anything distressed or with rips, but a frayed edge is a great update for 2017. You want the length of the jean to hit just above the ankle to avoid any tregging or pedal pusher allusions.

We're now halfway through the year, and I believe that there are two particular styling formulas that now stand out—simple apply to your favourite skinny jeans in order to make this trusted item feel up-to-date. Keep reading to see and shop the skinny jean looks that feel right for now.


Skinny Jean Outfit #1: Loafers + Tee
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Style Notes: For a day look, pair your classic skinnies with a Gucci tee, or anything similarly simple and classic, and a pair of loafers—COS always have a great high street option if you don't want to break the bank.


Skinny Jean Outfit #2: Smart Blouse + Strappy Stilettos
(Image credit: Style Snooper Dan)

Style Notes: For the evening, add a pair of delicate heels, like Manolo Blahnik's Chaos sandal in black or neutral suede, and then throw on an Equipment silk shirt.

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