Many of us don’t appreciate the full versatility of a good pair of skinny jeans. Yes, you can wear them to work and casual outings, but have you ever thought of wearing them to a more formal occasion? Well, with the right styling and accessories you just might be able to get away with it. Think of how comfortable you’ll be! What a wardrobe revolution.
The Jeans Themselves
First things first, you need to invest in at least one appropriate pair of jeans. Not all will be OK to wear to work or an evening out. To satisfy stricter dress codes, choose dark tones without any bleach effects, frayed edges or rips.
For casual days out you can wear whatever style you feel like; there are no rules.
Most offices will let you wear jeans to work these days, apart from some representing the more conservative industries such as law and finance where dress code standards are generally higher.
It’s still a good idea to keep things smart by pairing your jeans with classic tees, blouses and cardigans.
When it comes to accessorising, a great way to jazz up a plain jeans and shirt combo is by adding a splash of colour with a shawl or scarf. Floral patterns and animal prints are excellent choices.
Team the outfit with a pair of leather flats: brogues or loafers. These are very comfortable yet also professional.
For work the most practical choice is an oversized bag, in which you can fit everything you might need for the office. These look great worn with a simple outfit. A leather bag is best. You could also opt for a satchel.
Most bars and clubs will let you in with a pair of jeans these days, provided they’re worn with the right outfit combinations. This kind of outfit will also work for events like art show openings and concerts.
Throw on a low cut top in a stand-out fabric like satin or velvet that will contrast nicely with the denim.
Accessorise liberally. Think sky-high heels if you can manage, or at least a pair of sparkly or patent flats.
Opt for a small clutch to carry around your purse essentials.
This is your time to shine so wear lots of jewellery like sparkly earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and brooches. Pair these wisely, however, as too much sparkle can actually end up looking cheap.
Team a sparkly bracelet with simple silver or pearl earrings and a necklace. Try to balance it out.
It’s great to have the freedom to wear whatever you want on days off and weekends. On days like that you can wear your womens skinny jeans with trainers, plimsolls, or flip flops and still find they look good.
Top off the laid back look with a trilby or sun hat for indie chic. A slouchy canvas bag or basket bag work great to convey the casual image.
Don’t go overboard with jewellery, keep that for more special occasions. But earrings are always a nice touch, as is a watch.