It’s no secret that I love my skinny jeans. I wear them pretty much everywhere. Of course, wide-legs, flares, and even certain bootcuts can be just as amazing, but there’s something about skinny jeans that I find supremely versatile. I can wear with flats or heels without worrying about the length. And, since I generally buy my tops five sizes too big (for dramatic effect), the slim fit offers that much-needed balance. It’s true that skinny jeans don’t work on all body types, but there are few garments that do. It all depends on your preference… and how you’re wearing them.
For those of you who also swear by skinnies, here are some nice options for updating this fall essential.
Higher end: J Brand and Acne
J Brand consistently churns out flattering, trend-right styles that offer generous stretch. Another notable brand is Acne. Yep, the name is bizarre, but this Swedish label makes fantastic jeans. I bought a charcoal grey pair at Loehmann’s that I have worn to near death.
More wallet-friendly: Gap, Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, DKNY
Gap’s Always Skinny label and Urban Outfitters’ BDG brand both offer classic skinny styles at friendlier prices. If you’re looking for some variety, Uniqlo has a big selection of both skinny jeans and jeggings in fun colors, although you can’t buy online. If you’re not a fan of the low rise waistband, try out the medium rise jean from DKNY. It offers a hint of helpful stretch and won’t sit obnoxiously low on your hips.