Wardrobe Essential: Skinny Jeans

The third wardrobe essential in this series is skinny jeans! Skinny jeans are the one style of pants that I come back to time and time again season after season. When it comes to fit, I like skinny jeans to be fitted but also with a good amount of stretch. For the most flattering fit, make sure the jeans are tight around your knee. I also prefer for skinny jeans to be pretty long, slightly past the ankle, so they can kind of "bunch" at the ankle (for lack of a better term). As far as color wash goes, I think it is best to choose either light or dark. Sometimes the in between colors are not as flattering!

It can be really challenging to find the perfect pair, but I know I can always find a pair from J Brand that fit all my requirements. It is so worth investing in a good pair of jeans that will last several seasons and lots of washes, because the fit and material make such a difference in their appearance. Lately, I have loved wearing distressed skinny jeans as an alternative to my by Maria  jeans by J Brand. These, these, and these are my favorite distressed skinny jean options!

For an easy pulled together look with skinny jeans, pair a simple white button down and necklace with your skinnies. Finish off the look with some neutral sneakers like these, bright flats like these, or booties like these! For more inspiration, follow my "put together" pinterest board.

p.s. see wardrobe essential #1 here and #2 here!

1 alexander wang // 2 mih jeans // 3 rag & bone // 4 frame denim // 5 frame denim // 6 j brand // 7 current elliott // 8 j brand // 9 madewell // 10 j brand

*images via pinterest 1 // 2 // 3