Don’t toss your skinny jeans just yet…
Yes, I’ve been waxing poetic about the direction of pant/jean styles lately. And, yes, if you are going to invest in something new, and you’re the more fashion-forward type, DO NOT GO THE SKINNY JEAN route.
But, that does not mean you need to ditch your collection of skinny jeans (yet). Don’t worry – I’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…
How wearing a skinny jean this season
Note: I scoured the web for the best street style stars depicting how to interpret these new rules for skinnies. All it takes is a few tweaks in proportion…
The New Rules / How to’s for the Skinny Jean
1. Show ankle.
Cut em’ high low. Hem em’ to the ankle. Or cuff em’, so the skinny jean is little less skinny, and has a kick at the bottom.
Raw Hem at the Ankle
Finished Hem at the Ankle
2. Wear an updated shoe, like a sock bootie.
3. Pair your skinny jeans with an OTK (over the knee) boot
4. Go higher in the Rise of your skinny jean
As I said, it’s all about proportions. That’s what makes things look current or conversely, dated. So, if you’re going to buy new skinnies, opt for a pair with a 9-11inch rise – they’ll feel fresh and take you thru another good 5-7 years.
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