If you go just about anywhere on the internet, you’ll find a youth telling you with 100 percent certainty that skinny jeans are out without question and that it’s all about wide-leg, baggy fits and jeans that look straight out of your mom’s closet from the ’80s.
But what they aren’t telling you is that there’s no wrong way to wear something, and so long as you’re confident in it, there are no pieces that are vehemently off limits either. If straight-leg jeans make you feel like a lesser version of yourself than your tried-and-true skinny jeans do, well, there’s no reason you can’t keep on wearing them, even in 2021.
If you’re opting for skinny jeans, there are ways to style them to make them look trendy and chic for fall 2021—it all just depends on what you’re pairing them with. Need a little bit of inspo for how to style your favorite jeans this fall? These seven looks won’t fail you, and you’ll look absolutely anything but dated.
1. With a shacket and chunky boots
For a simple-but-chic fall outfit, chunky boots and a shacket are the perfect pair for your skinny jeans. Chunky boots with lug soles are one of the top shoe trends of 2021, and with skinny jeans tucked into them, it allows the boots to catch the eye without needing to compete with a wider-leg pant. The result is a go-to look you can turn to time and time again.
2. With a button-up and sweater vest
Sweater vests are back again for fall 2021, and this is the perfect inspiration for when you don’t know how to style yours. With a white button-up underneath and your skinny jeans tucked into a sleek pair of black booties, it captures a trendy feel within a classic outfit—something that isn’t easy to achieve.
3. With an oversized sweater and loafers
When the weather is chilly, there’s hardly anything better than throwing on a cozy knit and heading out the door, and when you’re opting for a longer knit, skinny jeans balance out the proportions of it perfectly.
To make it trendier for the season, opt for a pair of loafers with a chunky, ’90s-esque sole. To keep it feeling classic, choose your go-to loafers instead.
4. With a camel coat and black boots
There’s nothing more quintessentially fall than a camel coat, and it’s a piece that doesn’t require you to reinvent the wheel to pull off. To keep the neutral palette, opt for your black skinnies rather than blue ones, and complete the look with your favorite black booties.
5. With a denim top and knee-high boots
For a 2021 take on your skinny jeans, take a page from this season’s book and rock the denim-on-denim trend that’s going to be everywhere this fall. Complete with a pair of knee-high boots, it’s an attainable look with a high-fashion feel.
6. With a leather jacket and black boots
There’s no time like autumn for an all-black look, and this shows exactly why we turn to the combo time and time again. Your leather jacket, a black sweater, black skinny jeans, and black boots are an easy formula that feels more effortless and model-off-duty than just about anything else you could put on your body. When in doubt, this look is one that will never fail you.
7. With a statement sweater and white boots
This fall is filled with sweaters in out-of-the-box colors and patterns, and there’s no better way to rock them than with your go-to skinny jeans and a pair of white booties. It can be easily altered for cooler weather by topping it off with any of your favorite jackets and can be dressed up and down for just about anything on your calendar.