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10 Cool Ways to Style Skinny Jeans

Highlight those legs!
10 Cool Ways to Style Skinny Jeans
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Highlight those legs!

FYI, you can show off some leg without having to bare an inch of your skin. Hear us out first: We're talking about giving skinny jeans a chance again! This means embracing their tight, form-fitting features for a slimming fit that not only makes you look taller, but also shapes every curve of your body's voluptuous bottom-half. Plus, the best thing about this versatile piece? There's always a way to wear it in every kind of weather or social function with just the right styling tips.

Read up on a few ideas below to get the most of your skinny jeans!

1. It’s all about layering.

Add volume to a tight silhouette by throwing on a layer or two. You can start out simple by wearing your jeans with a tank top, and building on your look with a billowy striped trench coat to pack an extra punch to your summer outfit, as seen on Kryz Uy.

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You can also add contrast to your bottoms with a trench vest layered over a loose turtleneck for the colder months. We love how Olivia Palermo finished her neutral look below with a pop of color through a pair of bright blue suede shoes.

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However, if you’re not one for coats altogether, instead of layering, give your ‘fit some much-needed volume by tying a jacket or a blazer around your waist. Add a splash of fun to a summer-ready outfit and go for a printed button-down like the look below.  

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2. Tie it up!

Wearing skinny jeans means getting to show off your best assets. Don’t be afraid to complete your sexy ensemble with a tie-front shirt that allows just a little peak at your abs. Wear it like Liz Uy below, and remember to embellish with a dainty necklace and some cool shades.

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If you’re going for a more daring look that you can still wear on a casual stroll out to the mall, get your tie-front top in a plunging V-neckline similar to Shay Mitchell’s, and finish with your trusty white sneakers.

3. Go for monochrome.

An easy way to look sleek in an everyday kind of outfit is by using the monochrome trick. Got white skinny jeans like Mari Jasmine? Pair it with a white, loose button-up. This way, you’ll look put together while maintaining a laidback aura at the same time. After all, everyone wants to look perfectly stylish, but no one wants to seem like they’re trying too hard.

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You can also don the tie-front shirt tip in monochrome, as seen on Kylie Verzosa, and hit two birds with one stone!

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4. Wear it ripped.

If ripped skinnies are more your cup of tea, why not give a feminine twist to these edgy bottoms and wear them with a soft sheer blouse. It’s also the perfect opportunity to show off an especially cute bra that would have otherwise never seen the light of day beneath your normal plain old T-shirts.

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Or stick to the grunge aesthetic and throw on a leather jacket to add on an extra tough exterior to your distressed bottoms.

5. Throw on a blazer.

Show up at a proper smart casual function and dress up your jeans with a blazer. Take your cue from Tricia Gosingtian and don a faux suit look by choosing a blazer in a color close to the wash of your bottoms. Finish your ensemble with patent loafers for that true power woman aesthetic.

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You can also go for a classic all-black outfit, made appropriate for a more formal occasion with a pair of high-heeled stiletto boots, like Kaila Estrada below.

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6. Try denim on denim.

Take it back to the ‘90s with some good ‘ol denim on denim action. Turn your look into a proper throwback to the trendy decade and accessorize with a belt bag, as seen on Pia Wurtzbach.

Avoid the notorious Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears denim debacle by remembering this style trick: Be smart and pair denims in different weights and washes!

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7. Bust out your boots!

Skinny jeans are the perfect pants to tuck into your boots! Wear them in a knee-high length similar to Maine Mendoza who kept this look rural chic with a plaid button-down worn off her shoulder and layered over a turtleneck.

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On the other hand, if you have a pair of printed boots that you particularly want to show off like Heart Evangelista, stick to an all-black outfit that will surely direct all the attention to your mean new kicks.

8. Sport some athleisure.

Don your skinny jeans with the athleisure trend in mind and invest in a fun and printed or colored windbreaker. Match it with a pair of sneakers and finish with a cap for that stylish, sporty feel.

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Weather too hot for layers? Do away with the windbreaker and wear your sneakers and skinny bottoms with a simple black T-shirt tucked into your pants instead to create an effortless yet sleek look.

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For a more feminine iteration of the sneaker and jeans combo, go for a tube top styled with an open, oversized button-down worn off-the-shoulder, like the outfit below.

9. Stick to a classic white.

If you’re not really one for a flashy ensemble, it’s best to stick to the clean classic white shirt and white sneakers combo to go with a pair of fringed skinny jeans. Again, tucking in your T-shirt is your fail-safe way to still look stylish and put-together despite the undeniable simplicity of your outfit.

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10. Show off that heel.

Much like the abovementioned tip on boots, shine the spotlight on a pair of statement heels by matching it with an unassuming neutral top and skinny jeans. For a guaranteed show of your one-of-a-kind pumps, donning a cropped pair of skinnies, as seen on the look below, can highlight them best.

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