Skinny Fit Jeans
How to Choose Your Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are a wardrobe essential when you want to look sleek without putting in much time or effort. Black denim is always flattering and versatile, though details on blue denim — like front thigh fading, whiskering and tear-and-repair patches — can help draw the eye vertically and elongate the legs. Playful updates to the traditional skinny jean, enthusiastically adopted by fashion’s street style set, now include cropped, flared or frayed versions. For a polished work look, wear your skinny jeans with a button-down shirt and leather loafers. For weekend style, roll them up at the hem to expose the ankle and pair them with your favourite hoodie and sneakers.
The History of Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans as we know and love them now began their takeover of the denim scene in the mid-2000s. Brightly coloured and spray-on styles nodded to the underground punk movement of the 1980s, but gradually moved into more mainstream washes and finishes. Soon, everyone was slipping into a pair of “skinnies.” For women, French fashion editors pioneered the styling of black skinny jeans with stilettos and blazers. Men turned to rock stars for inspiration, wearing theirs with loose-fitting t-shirts and desert boots.