The beauty of a skinny jean lies in its unbeatable versatility. No matter the season—hot, cold or somewhere in-between—this failsafe denim staple can be effortlessly styled with anything. Because it’s so darn reliable it’s easy to fall into a rut when you should really embrace it as a canvas for experimentation. Unexpected lengths, textures and accessories play well with the staple jean, so instead let’s try fashion-forward formulas guaranteed to elevate the staple to new heights. Ahead, get our tips on how to upgrade the skinny in four fresh ways for looks that are undeniably cool.
How To Do The Skinny
Waist-whittling belts and corsets are a major trend and are perhaps the coolest way to take your skinny jeans into high-fashion territory. Wear yours with a long crisp white button-down cinched with an embroidered lace-up belt. Finish with modest khaki-colored pointed-toe pumps and sleek pouch clutch.
Embossed Leather Clutch
Grosgrain Collar Shirt
Embroidered Velvet Belt
The Farrah Skinny
Try a mod-inspired ensemble by wearing a ruffled frock and cape over your skinnies. Accessorize with suede ankle boots and a newsboy cap.
Genie by Eugenia Kim
Flowing Frilly Floral Dress
Add interest to the turtleneck-and-jeans combo by teaming it with a crushed velvet jacket. Tall leather boots accented with studs provide the perfect dose of edginess.
Alix Micro Cross Body Bag
3.1 Phillip Lim
Grace Studded Leather Knee Boots
Robe Velvet Blazer
Go flirty with a satin asymmetrical top that shows off your décolletage without revealing too much. Add glitz and glamour with a sparkly choker and sexy strappy heels. Offset the sultry ensemble by draping a double-breasted checked jacket over your shoulders.
Boogie Wonderland Choker
Satin Asymmetrical Top