Taylor Swift Just Closed out the Year in This Controversial Skinny-Jean Trend

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn aren't often spotted strolling around New York City (or any city, for that matter), but yesterday was an exception. The couple trekked through downtown NYC arm in arm, and Swift wore a particularly trendy outfit for the occasion. Her look consisted of a fuzzy wool coat and skinny jeans, complemented by a plaid scarf, newsboy cap, Saint Laurent belt bag, and combat boots. And speaking of skinny jeans, Swift's weren't your average blue or black denim jeans. She instead opted for colored skinny jeans in a rich burgundy, which made for a pretty winter color palette when paired with her rust-colored coat. 

There have been murmurings of colored denim making a comeback this year, and Swift's pair may have just solidified the trend. That said, it isn't a denim trend that's particularly easy to embrace for many people. We'll be the first to admit that colored skinny jeans can be tricky to pull off and it's wise to be careful in selecting what you wear with them, but Swift seems to know what she's doing. If you're brave enough for the colored skinny-jean trend, follow her lead and pair them with sleek black accessories and pieces that are in the same color family (or neutrals, if you want to keep it safe). 

See Swift's look below and shop it for yourself, along with some of our favorite pairs of colored skinny jeans on the market.


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On Taylor Swift: Brixton Fiddler Cap ($42); Soia & Kyo Rubina Wool Coat ($695); Free People gloves; Saint Laurent Kate Leather Belt Bag ($1100); Prada Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots ($895)

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Next up, see the controversial skinny-jean-and-ankle-boot combination Jessica Biel recently wore.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.