I Thought I Hated Skinny Jeans, But These Outfit Ideas Changed My Mind

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour

I honestly can’t remember the last time I wore skinny jeans. Perhaps two—maybe even three—years have gone by since a pair was even in my rotation. Now, rigid, non-stretch, looser styles dominate my wardrobe. In fact, I didn’t think I'd be needing to make room for skinnies in my wardrobe anytime soon, but, of course, things change.

Lately, I’ve noticed more and more of the many stylish girls I follow on Instagram bringing skinny jeans back and making them look even more forward than some of the trendier styles we’ve been favouring instead. Whether it’s pairing them with of-the-moment knee-high boots or an oversized blazer (or both), these looks actually have me wanting to check my storage for a pair. To see all eight of the outfits I'm loving for yourself and shop them along the way, just keep scrolling.

This combo of a blazer, skinnies and combat boots is business-casual at its finest.

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Anine Bing Becky Blazer (£135)

Levi's 721™ High-Waisted Skinny Jeans (£90)

Alexander Wang Andy Hiker Boots (£600)

Denim on denim looks exponentially cooler with the addition of a long coat and statement boots.

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The Row Eliona Belted Hooded Merino Wool-Blend Coat (£3360)

Agolde Alik Balloon Sleeve Jacket (£223)

Agolde Toni Mid Rise Skinny Jeans (£190)

Khaite Zebra-Print Calf Hair Ankle Boots (£865)

A "borrowed from the boys" jacket looks shockingly chic when paired with jeans and knee-high boots.

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Sandro Shearling-Lined Leather Jacket (£826)

ASOS Curve Farleigh Slim Mom Jeans in Washed Black (£32)

Schutz Maryana Pointy Toe Boot (£290)

There are so many trends going on here (the baseball cap, the beige overcoat, the leather blazer), but everything goes together perfectly. 

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Nike Heritage86 Appliquéd Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap (£17)

Mango Classic Cotton Trench Coat (£100)

L'Academie Carmen Leather Blazer (£508)

Topshop Washed Black Jamie Jeans (£40)

Aquazzura Curzon Boots 75mm (£692)

I already own this top, so you can bet this will be my uniform once spring starts creeping in.

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Frankie Shop Eva Cotton-Jersey Tank (£75)

J Brand Alana Cropped High-Rise Skinny Jeans (£265)

Wandler Lina Knee-High Boots (£503)

Who knew all you needed to do was belt a puffer to suddenly transform it into a "fashion" coat?

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Ba&sh Carrie Puffer Jacket (£177)

L'Agence Marguerite High-Rise Skinny Jeans (£260)

Marc Fisher LTD Izzie Genuine Shearling Lace-Up Boot (£205)

I'm currently in the process of collecting oversized blazers, so you can bet I'll be adding this to my outfit rotation.

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Remain Birger Christensen Debbie Double-Breasted Linen and Cotton-Blend Blazer (£270)

Moussy Vintage Filer Rebirth Skinny Jeans (£238)

Paris Texas Python Embossed Boot (£576)

We probably all own these basics but don't always think to put them together like this. I'm definitely copying this outfit this weekend.

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Universal Standard Tirsa Water Resistant Trench Coat (£132)

Rachel Comey Chunky Textured Belt (£358)

Reformation '80s Ultra High Cigarette Jeans (£107)

BY FAR Sofia Boots (£410)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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