Welcome to our Skinny Jeans Hub! Below you’ll find all of the articles we’ve written about finding and styling skinny jeans. Whether they are currently trending or not, skinny jeans will always remain a staple in our closets. Versatile for any occasion, we are not saying goodbye to them anytime soon. Here you’ll find reviews of some of our favorite brands like Rag&Bone, Good American, and AG Jeans.
Say Yes to Skinny Jeans
One of our most recurring reader questions: Are skinny jeans still a thing? The simple answer? Yes. The rise (high-rise, low-rise, mid-rise) might fluctuate over time, but skinny jeans are classics. The trends may change — distressed; high-waist, black wash skinnies; with boots or with booties — but the contour is timeless, and we are here for it. We wear them casually, dress ’em up for a night out, wear them hiking, traveling — you name it, there’s a pair of skinnies for it. When in doubt — skinny jeans.
We’ve tried them ALL. Maybe not technically all… but we’ve gotta be close. There are a ton of good options, but we’ve somehow managed to pick our favs over the years. Check out our posts below for alllll the ways we’ve worn them, the try-ons (the good, the bad, and the ugly), and some reoccurring favs. (Plus there are options for everyone — tall, short, curvy, plus-size, sustainable…etc., etc.,) For more jean styles, check out our Main Denim Guide here.
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Tips for Styling Skinny Jeans
Tip 1: Tuck Your Top
Try a pair of high-waisted skinnies and tuck in a pretty blouse. Add a belt like Julieta to accentuate the waist even more.
Tip 2: Cuff 'Em
Since skinny jeans have a tight bottom, cuffing them makes it so much easier. Whether you want to show off a little ankle or sport a pair of new shoes, that's what skinnies are here for. Laura is showing off her boots with a cuff right above her boot. For shoes like her's that are taller, skinny jeans can be rolled up high enough to show the full shoe. The best part? Any type of shoe can be worn with them — from heels to sneakers!
Tip 3: Half Tuck A Slouchy Sweater
Loose top, tight bottoms? It totally works. Throwing on an oversized top to pair with skinny jeans is a route we love to take. Tuck the sweater a bit to show the waist like Jess. This adds allll the leg-lengthening magic.
Tip 4: Wear All The Rugged Boots
Snow boots, hiking boots — all the tricky, weather resistant, made-for-action boots tend to be tough to style, but they always work with skinnies. Cuff them right above the boot, hack the bottoms off (like Shana) or wear them long and tuck them inside the boot.
Tip 5: Try Tall Boots
We've worn tall boots over skinny jeans for YEARS. The only difference — the style of boot. We used to rock them with our tight over-the-knee boots, but now we're loving tall, loose-fitting statement boots like Shana's that come up right below the knee.
Tip 6: Wear High-Shaft Chelsea Boots
High-shaft Chelsea boots are the newest style of boots we've been obsessing over. They're a fresh, unexpected twist to the classic Chelsea boots that have been around forever. (And they totally work with skinnies — just tuck 'em in!)
How We Style Skinny Jeans
HOW WE STYLE SKINNY JEANS
Our Editor’s Go-To Brands: Skinny jeans
rag & bone
Rag & bone has been a long-time favorite (especially for skinnies.) Highly recommend checking out the Nina skinny jeans...they're some of Shana's most worn and are always coming out in different shades.
Good American has quickly become a denim staple for us. They have so many great options for all different body types and always fit. We're big fans of the "Good Leg" & "Good Waist" skinny styles.
Besides being some of our go-tos, AG Jeans use eco-friendly processes (like recycling 100% of their water.) As for their jeans? The Farrah's are a big favorite — buttery soft & come in a bunch of great washes.
MOTHER denim is one of our most reliable sources for good quality denim. When it comes to favorite skinnies, the Stunner Ankle Fray Jeans are what we like to call, "pajama jeans." Comfy without compromising quality.