Over the last few seasons, we’ve debated at great length whether or not skinny jeans are “in.” The consensus? Skinnies are in no way out, but rather classics at this point. Come on—there’s a reason so many fashion A-listers from Kendall Jenner to Olivia Palermo still wear the silhouette. But regardless of skinnies’ always-in-style nature, other denim trends reigned supreme in 2016, including cropped flares, baggier picks with step hems, and so on. While these alternative styles will continue to be big in 2017 as the most forward choice, there actually are simple ways to make your skinny jeans just as current—it’s really about the styling.
Below, we’re showcasing the new ways to wear skinnies this year, including everything from chic casual-Friday outfit ideas to stylish weekend ensembles. Essentially, there’s something for everybody in what’s coming your way.
Go on to find your favorite look and keep it in mind for the year ahead. Plus, scroll a bit further to shop some of our favorite skinny jeans to shop right now.
If you're looking for an instant way to dress up your skinny jeans, layer a more formal dress on top—unexpected and chic.
This ensemble feels very right now, pairing the plaid blazer and statement sock boots with rolled-up skinnies.
Wear an oversize tie cardigan as an alternative to a classic top with lighter-wash skinny jeans and kitten heels for a polished casual-Friday look.
If you live somewhere warmer, this is a pretty ensemble to wear now—a short-sleeve duster, classic white T-shirt, skinny jeans, and pretty sandals.
Looking for a forward way to layer? Pair a shirtdress over your skinnies and add a longer jacket.
It’s easy to make distressed jeans feel elevated—simply add pointed stilettos and an elevated coat like this trench-duster hybrid.
While pairing your skinny jeans with classic ankle boots, flats, or sneakers will always be in style, try a more unexpected boot style like this taller scrunched pair for a fashion-forward vibe.
One item you should totally try with skinnies? A sheer-accented top. The see-through aspect is especially current and gives skinnies a dressy feel.
We love the idea of tucking a T-shirt into high-waisted jeans and adding a sweater and sock boots for a chill yet elevated look.
Military jackets are everywhere right now—pair one with black skinny jeans and gorgeous heels for an outfit that works for work or the weekend.
The split detail on the side gives these a very modern feel.
Every woman needs a pair of cool distressed jeans for off-duty life.
The button detail makes these particularly original.
The two-step hem is still going strong this season.
Every fashion girl loves these from Frame.
These are classics and will go with everything.
Plus, check out what celebrities are wearing instead of skinny jeans!