5 Winter Trends That Look Perfect With Skinny Jeans

I think it's safe to say that we no longer need to debate the relevance of skinny jeans in the fashion person's wardrobe. While they might not be the It pair of the moment, the style has transcended trendiness and is simply a staple everyone should (and likely does already) own.

That said, when styling your skinnies, at times you might feel like you're hitting a sartorial wall as far as how forward you can make your outfit feel—and it’s only natural. You may be used to styling them with whatever was popular at the time you bought them or are simply accustomed to pairing them with your favorite basics. However, today I'm here to both tell and show you how you can make your favorite skinny jeans feel brand-new for winter by combining them with some of the season's biggest trends. From outerwear to footwear, just keep scrolling to see the five ways to make your skinny jeans feel like the trendiest pants on the block.

1. Mid-Calf Boots


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After all, if you're going to invest in this unique feature, it might as well show rather than get hidden under baggier pants. 

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2. Long Coats


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A flowy long coat is a perfect complement to sleek skinny jeans.

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3. Retro Running Sneakers


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Swap your leggings for skinny jeans to give your go-to sneakers just a touch more polish.

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4. Quilted Jackets


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I love the look of a puffy jacket juxtaposed with tight, cropped skinny jeans. Bonus points if you add a belt.

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5. Western Boots


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Even from a functionality standpoint, skinny jeans just make the most sense tucked into the (recently resurged) Western boot trend.

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Next: I'm a picky shopper, and this is what I want from Nordstrom for winter


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.