6 Classic Summer Trends That Will Make Skinny Jeans Look Very 2024

The skinny-jeans debate can be a very passionate subject for some. At the end of the day, you should always wear whatever you love and what makes you feel most comfortable. But it's true that anti-skinny jeans trends have been dominating over the last few seasons. That said, skinny jeans still have a place in a modern wardrobe (and really always have because they could be considered a classic at this point). The key to making skinny jeans feel forward and of the moment has to do with how you style them.

Below, we're sharing the summer trends that look chic with skinny jeans and will make them feel very 2024. In reality, the trends ahead can be worn with any denim style, but they look especially cool with skinnies!

If you're in the market to add a fresh pair or reintroduce skinny jeans to your wardrobe, there's shopping inspiration ahead—along with picks for the trends highlighted.

1. Ballet Flats/Flat Mary Janes


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Style Notes: Sure, you can pair just about any shoe style with skinny jeans, but ballet flats and flat Mary Janes are trending hard right now and bring an effortlessly chic spin to the look.

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2. Relaxed-Fit Shirt


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Style Notes: Relaxed shirting continues to reign supreme. Whether you opt for a striped button-down shirt or a solid iteration, this is an easy pick that is just cool with denim.

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3. Stripes


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Style Notes: Stripes could be considered an elevated basic, but that just means they never go out of fashion...

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4. Lightweight Blazer


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Style Notes: A relaxed blazer in a lighter fabric brings a polished feel to an outfit with jeans.

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5. Leather Layers


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Style Notes: You can't deny the cool factor of a leather layer to take your denim ensemble to the next level. A slouchier fit is where it's at for summer.

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6. Tank Tops


Style Notes: Tank tops are classics, and they're set to enter the spotlight as we head into summer. Choose a simple white style, go bright and bold, or pick a stripe to nail two trends in one.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.