Skinny Jeans Are Back—Here's How to Style Them Now

The subject of the rise and fall of skinny jeans has been an interesting topic of fashion conversation over the last few years. For me, skinny jeans have always been my real one true love. Of course, I’ve had flings with baggy jeansboyfriend jeans and mom jeans, but I always find myself returning to my favourite pair of trusty black skinnies. And I certainly don’t seem to be the only one…

Now don’t get me wrong, we’re not talking about those uncomfortable skinny jeans circa 2008 that felt as though they were just that bit too restricting. No. We’re talking about the modern skinny jean, a perfect accompaniment to a crisp white shirt or baggy knitted sweater. The skinny jeans of today feel more modern in style, and are often cut from a tougher denim than old-school 'jeggings' (remember those?).

The re-birth of skinny jeans is finally here, and we couldn't be more excited for it. Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t be opting for our baggier denim on certain occasions! 

Still unsure how you feel about the skinny jean resurgence? Allow us to convince you by giving you six easy and chic ways to style them now. 

1. THE SMART CASUAL LOOK:Skinny Jeans + White Shirt + Bomber Jacket


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Style Notes: We love the mix of casual & not so casual elements of this look. Heels & Bomber Jacket? It's a yes from us. 

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2. THE SHEARLING LOOK:Black Skinny Jeans + Cream Knit + Shearling Jacket


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Style Notes: Grey Jeans + Neutral Tones = A match made in heaven. 

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3. THE LAYERING LOOK:Skinny Jeans + Cardigan + Trench + Chunky Boots


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Style Notes: This is layering nailed to an absolute T! We love the different elements, which make it the perfect weekend look. 

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4. THE KEEPING IT CASUAL LOOK:Skinny Jeans + White T-Shirt + Blazer + Trainers


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Style Notes: Keep it classic with a good quality white t-shirt, some black jeans, a blazer & punchy trainers for a put-together look. 

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5. THE OFFICE CHIC LOOK:Skinny Jeans + Cropped Jacket + Heeled Ankle Boots


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Style Notes: We love the mix of textures in this classic look. The tweed blazer helps elevate the denim, meaning you could wear this to work or to dinner & look chic for both. 

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6. THE STYLED WEEKEND LOOK:Skinny Jeans + White Boots + Graphic T-Shirt + White Blazer


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Style Notes: An effortlessly cool look. The graphic t-shirt is styled to perfection and the white boots matching the jacket is key to a well put together fit.

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