August 23rd, 2007
Q: I’m about 5′8", skinny but self conscious. I bought a pair of skinny jeans on a trip to Chicago. The clerk said they looked hot and told me to wear a skinny top and make sure whatever top I chose accentuated the waist of the jeans. But when I Googled, I found a advice that said to wear a loose tunic. What’s the low down on skinny jeans?
By Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant
A: Since you’re tall and skinny, skinny jeans look great on you, however you wear them. But we think that an ultra-voluminous top would overwhelm your figure (which can work, depending on the look you’re going for).
How to wear the skinny jean? Like Kate Moss, the Queen of the Skinny Jean. Wear a camisole then add a vest. The fitted look of the vest-over-camisole plays with the idea of menswear as womenswear. Another option is to wear the skinny jeans with a very fitted blazer. Bonus points for a blazer with a three-quarter sleeve. To balance the sharp angles of the blazer and the jeans, wrap a soft, billowy scarf around your neck. Finish off the outfit with a black ballet flat, sexy black boot, or even calf-high minnetonkas, and people may just mistake you for Kate.
But what if you’re not tall? Look no further for advice about How to Wear Skinny Jeans if You’re Short.
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Pictured: Kasil Jett Skinny Jean in Midnight Rinse | $131 (sale) at Revolve Clothing.
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