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What to Wear With Your Skinny Jeans

A perfect pair of skinny jeans can really accentuate your natural figure but you have to know how to properly pair them with your top, shoes and accessories.

A woman wearing a pair of skinny jeans.

It’s safe to say that skinny jeans are here to stay. This is now a standard look for jeans and everyone’s got a pair. If you’ve got the right pair, they can be comfortable and they look amazing. But it’s not always easy to know what to wear to go with your skinny jeans to make your outfit and your body look well-balanced.

Skinny jeans are a great way to show off your curves…but they can go wrong pretty quickly if you aren’t wearing the right items with them. Once you know what to wear with your skinny jeans, you’ll be able to create great looks with them all the time.

The Shirt

Once you’re committed to wearing skinny jeans on your bottom half, it can be tricky to know how to dress your top half. If you pair the wrong top item with your skinny jeans, your look will become unbalanced. If you choose the wrong top, you can also get gapping around your midsection. This may be unsuitable for certain occasions.

Pair your skinny jeans with a classic button-down top. This style of blouse looks great tucked in or buttoned all the way down in front. This is a great casual, sophisticated look. You can also wear blouses that have bigger sleeves, ruffles or other embellishments.

A group of women wearing skinny jeans with white shirts.

This creates contrast with the skinniness of your jeans. Complete the outfit with a pair of heels to get a great finished look. On cooler days, you can add a blazer or a denim jacket. If you wear denim on top of denim, make sure they are very close to the same shade.

If you’ve got on your skinny jeans, now is the time to pull out that sweater. Skinny jeans pair beautifully with sweaters because the streamlined look of the jeans balances out the bulkiness of the sweater. Complete the look with a pair of boots. In just about any cut or style, boots are a great finisher for skinny jeans.

Add a Jacket

A woman wearing skinny jeans with her black leather jacket.

Going for an edgier look? Top off your skinny jeans with a leather jacket. You can wear a T-shirt or tank underneath and let your jacket stand out. Heels or boots will look great with this look, not to mention a pair of dark sunglasses. Black is a classic look for leather jackets that looks great with light-colored skinny jeans, but you can also play around with the look and try a colorful leather jacket.

A long, oversize jacket like a trench or a sherpa jacket will look great with skinny jeans. It’s difficult to wear bigger, longer jackets with other styles of jeans, so enjoy it! Pull out your bulky outerwear to create cute contrast against your skinny legs. The longer coat will give your legs a little extra warmth on super cold days, too. Good fashion should also be practical, after all.

Go glam and pull out your favorite fur faux coat when you’re wearing your skinny jeans. Since they’re usually fluffy and somewhat bulky, skinny jeans are the perfect way to balance faux fur coats. This ensemble really comes together with a pair of knee-high boots or some fierce high heels.

Choosing the Shoes

Three women wearing skinny jeans with their colorful high heels.

The shoes you wear with your skinny jeans are absolutely essential. This will make or break your look. Unfortunately, you can’t just choose any shoe you like. Only certain styles will pair perfectly with skinny jeans.

Skinny jeans and ankle boots were made for each other. Ankle boots add a nice finishing touch to the jeans, but still allow all the curves of your legs to shine. Higher boot styles look great with skinny jeans, too. But if you’re wearing higher boots, choose a shorter jacket. Save your longer coasts and jackets for your ankle boots. This way, you won’t look too covered up.

High heels are another great finisher for skinny jeans. They look great in almost any style, including strappy designs and open-toed looks. Super clunky high heels and thick platform styles can end up looking bulky when paired with skinny jeans, so be careful. Sleek, streamlines styles work best. This allows the simple lines of your legs and the shoes to play against each other beautifully.

Sneakers and skinny jeans are a tricky combination. Often, the sneakers end up looking big and clunky. If you’re determined to do it, choose thin, sleek sneaker styles to wear with your skinny jeans. Match the sneaker color to the shade of the jeans. For example, if you’re wearing darker jeans, choose sneakers that are darker in color. This will create a nice look that fits well together. If you’re wearing big, heavy white sneakers against a pair of black skinny jeans, your feet are really going to stand out and look mismatched against your legs.

Ballet flats are a great way to complete your skinny jeans and they can be a beautiful alternative to sneakers if you just want to have a flat heel to stand on. Ballet flats are a perfect finisher if you’re wearing your skinny jeans with a T-shirt for a casual, carefree look that’s also seemingly effortlessly stylish. Add a statement necklace and pop a pair of sunglasses on your head and you’ll be ready to turn heads anywhere.

Accessorizing It

A woman wearing a pair of high waist skinny jeans with her white shirt.

Whenever you’re wearing a short shirt or something tucked in, add a belt. Skinny jeans work well with wide belts and statement belt styles. This can be a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit if you’re wearing a solid color blouse or T.

Statement jewelry also works well with skinny jean looks. This is a great opportunity to get out that funky necklace or those big earrings you’ve been waiting to wear. Skinny jeans, a simple blouse or T, and some statement jewelry creates a chic, fashionable look.

You can totally get away with carrying a big bag while you have on your skinny jeans. The bag adds some much-needed bulk to your overall look, contrasting against the skinny legs. So load up on all the essentials, throw in some extras and get out that big bag that’s always fun to carry.

Wearing Your Skinny Jeans

Know how to dress for your skinny jeans to show them off and create a stylish, flattering outfit. When you have on a great-looking outfit, you know it — and so does everybody else. You’ll walk taller and be more confident, which will instantly make you sexier and more attractive. It all starts with a pair of jeans.