Skinny jeans have officially crossed over from being a denim trend to a timeless wardrobe staple. Much like a classic white T-shirt or leather jacket, they're one of those items that will never go out of style. But just because they've been inducted into the wardrobe basic category doesn't mean they have to look that way—you can make skinny jeans feel totally directional by styling them creatively.
This is where we look to celebrities for inspiration, as they always manage to style their skinnies in ways that make them feel of the moment. They're probably the ones who will be setting the biggest skinny-jean trends for 2020, so it's only natural to take note of their outfit combos. Since it's the beginning of a new year, we figured some fresh styling ideas could be useful to share. From Chrissy Teigen to Dakota Johnson, below are the most up-to-date outfit combinations celebs are wearing with skinny jeans.
Button-Down + Printed Coat + Mules
The addition of a printed coat to J.Law's black skinny jeans outfit makes this look feel instantly more polished and thoughtful. The print-mixing she did with her top just takes it one step further. Mixing unexpected prints will definitely make your skinnies feel 2020.
On Jennifer Lawrence: Garrett Leight x Clare V. Cat-Eye Transparent Acetate Sunglasses ($340); Prada Jacquard-Knit Coat ($3390); Citizens of Humanity Olivia High Waist Slim Jeans ($268); Acne Studios Brion Slippers ($550)
Leather Moto Jacket + Logo Belt + Chelsea Boots
This is a classically cool outfit combo if we've ever seen one and also happens to be super wearable. Cindy Crawford keeps it effortlessly stylish with this look. Follow her lead and pair your favorite skinnies with a leather jacket and boots for a guaranteed winning outfit.
On Cindy Crawford: Gucci belt ($460)
Leather Trench Coat + Turtleneck + Croc-Effect Boots
Chrissy Teigen is the queen of making skinny jeans feel current, usually sticking to her signature outfit combo of a longer third piece and chic boots. Leather separates are a major trend right now, so her choice to top her classic skinnies with this beautiful Loewe coat instantly brings them into 2020.
Printed Blouse + Square-Toe Boots + Large Tote
Another example of using a printed piece to make your black skinnies pop is this Priyanka Chopra outfit. She lets her top do the heavy lifting while keeping the rest of her look neutral, which is a chic yet easy combo to put together when you're pinched for time.
Long Coat + Short Coat + Beanie + Chunky Boots
Leave it to Dakota Johnson to introduce us to the easiest skinny-jean outfit combination that we would've never thought of on our own. She doubled up in the coat department, layering a long black one over her shorter checkered coat. She then added her slightly distressed skinnies, fuzzy snow boots, and a beanie to combat the winter weather while looking polished. This is the ultimate winter skinny-jeans outfit.