From round-the-clock athletic wear to the reign of combat boots, '90s trends are still very much dominating the style sphere. But it looks like formfitting denim might be making a comeback, if Emily Ratajkowski has anything to do with it. The model stepped out in Atlanta for DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night 2019 event, flawlessly demonstrating how to wear skinny jeans with boots. As usual, the 27-year-old turned heads, draped in a high-neck cape top from Magda Butrym. The Poland-based brand is known for its luxurious fabrics and meticulous craftsmanship, but the model casually offset the statement top with a low-key staple everyone needs in their closet: black skinny jeans.
Even though roomier, vintage fits have been having a major moment thanks It-girls like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner regularly rocking the relaxed trend, Ratajkowski is proving that a beloved staple like black skinnies is simply irreplaceable. The natural inclination when styling skinny jeans is to reach for sneakers and a moto jacket, but they can be easily elevated when married with more sophisticated items, like a pair of pumps or a silky blouse. Fashion girls might declare skinny jeans dead, but why banish what's not broken? After all, it's pretty hard to go wrong with the inconspicuous favorite, so they're definitely worth keeping around.
After masterfully juxtaposing the luxurious top with casual bottoms, the model finished off the winning look with a pair of white mid-calf boots with a furry finish, for an extra special mod touch. The eye-catching top and statement boots steal the show here, but it's the jeans that hold it all together.
A true unsung hero, black skinny jeans certainly deserve a slot your year-round lineup. As track pants and boyfriend jeans continue to dominate, black skinnies will continue to remain quietly relevant, as the reliable item you can always fall back on, no matter the occasion. Shop The Zoe Report's picks for the versatile, model-approved favorite, below.