You've heard the rumors, seen the outfits, and perhaps caught wind of the recent Celine show in L.A.: Skinny jeans could be due for a comeback, and you'd be wise to be prepared if and when this happens. But how do we all style skinny jeans so we don't look like we're stuck in 2017, you ask? The answer is simple, and it's shoes.
Shoes are powerful things, relatively speaking. They can make an outfit look either dated or brand new depending on the shoes you choose. My advice is to skip the espadrilles and flip-flops this year and instead opt for one of the following five shoe trends, all of which are wildly popular for 2023 and go with a lot more than just skinny jeans.
Without further ado, scroll on for the five shoe trends to wear with skinny jeans to avoid looking dated this year and shop the most stylish, worth-it pairs.
Western boots are one of the most exciting boot trends of the season. You can choose either a snug-fitting style that fits under your jeans or a wide one that goes over them. I love the sleek look of wearing them under your jeans but they're both fun.
If you want to make your skinny jeans look especially chic and sophisticated, choose a pair of slingbacks. Kitten-heel styles are particularly trendy (yet classic at the same time).
For the most French girl–inspired skinny-jean outfit, opt for a pair of ballet flats. You probably already own a pair or two based on how popular they are right now, but I found a few more excellent options.