Don’t toss those skinny jeans just yet…
Yes, we’ve been waxing poetic about the direction of pant/jean styles for 2017/2018. And, yes, if you are going to invest in something new, DO NOT GO SKINNY.
But, that does not mean you need to ditch your collection of skinny jeans (yet). Don’t worry – we’ll let you know when that ship has officially sailed.
As of now it hasn’t – you can, and should still wear those skinny jeans sitting in your closet. But with a few styling tweaks…
Our guide to wearing skinny jeans this season
Note: We scoured the web for the best street style stars depicting how to interpret these new rules for skinnies AND then we scoured it again for shop-able links so you can recreate the look yourself. Just click on the pink words and the magic of the world wide web will take you there.
The New Rules / How to’s
1. Show ankle. Cut em’ high low. Hem em’ to the ankle. Or cuff em’ big, so the skinny jean is little less skinny, and has a kick at the bottom. Want a tutorial on HOW TO cut them? Let us know in the comments and we’ll make it a future post…
One Big Cuff
Raw Hem at the Ankle
Finished Hem at the Ankle
2. Wear an updated shoe, like a sock bootie.
(Remember when we told you to get a sock bootie
two years ago? Well they’re still in and here to stay AND WE UPDATED THE LINKS SO THERE ARE MORE AFFORDABLE OPTIONS) Styling note: make sure the skinny jean hem hits at the top of the bootie…
3. Pair your skinny jeans with an OTK (over the knee) boot and a longer topper so it looks classy not trashy.
4. Don’t buy anymore!
Really, wear the ones you have, but try and go a little wide, catch the trend on the upswing… just like the sock boot we posted about 6 seasons ago,
it’s where things are headed.
So, how’ll you wear your skinnies this season?? Gonna try and cut them yourself? or do a big cuff? Any of the looks above really speak to you? Let us know – PLEASE!!!!
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