How to style skinny jeans.

There's something magic about a good pair of skinny jeans. They hug your curves, can be dressed up or down, and look adorable with everything from lacy tops to studded boots and sweaters. Don't fall into a fashion rut, though – try wearing them in new ways and you'll love the way you look. Here are seven ways to style your new favorite skinny jeans.

1. Classic Hollywood

For an Audrey Hepburn-inspired ensemble, wear a black cashmere sweater with dark wash skinnies that hit just above the ankle. Skip the jewelry, put on loafers, and pull your hair into a bouncy ponytail. Finish with a small clutch purse, and you'll look like you stepped out of the 1950s.

2. Working 9 to 5

If your office is denim-friendly, try wearing a smart pair of skinnies, but skip any with holes or excessive fading; navy always looks chic and professional. Add a silk top and a blazer, or a cashmere cardigan when you want something snuggly. A crisp white shirt works too, and you can choose between pumps and ballet flats.

3. Add a cool coat

Let your skinnies anchor your outfit instead of being the star. Wear your skinny jeans with basic shoes and an understated top, and throw on a bold coat. Anything with touchable texture, bright colors or eye-catching details will work, and the simplicity of your other pieces will keep you from looking like a fashion overload. This season, we're loving the casual-yet-dressy look of sweater fleece jackets. They look textured, feel amazingly soft, and have a bit more structure than you'd expect from a fleece jacket. You can wear them as a stand-alone jacket outside, or as a smart layer inside.

4. Sweater and skinny jeans

Sweaters and skinnies are a match made in heaven. Try yours with an oversize chunky knit or a cardi that reaches past your hips, but wear heeled ankle boots if you're not very tall. Go trendy and tuck your sweater into the front of your jeans and push up the sleeves to create an effortless vibe, and tie your hair in a loose bun.

5. Lovely Leather

Skinnies and a leather motorcycle jacket always look amazing. Put on your jeans, a plain T-shirt, the jacket, and a pair of sunglasses, and you'll look like a celebrity avoiding the paparazzi. Don't forget one feminine piece to soften things up though, like a necklace or high-heels.

6. Back in Black

Slimming, sexy and dramatic, black is always in. Wear it from head to toe, including your jeans, top, jacket, and grab a fedora if you feel like it. Then, mix in pops of color with your shoes, a small purse, and a fashion scarf that goes past your waist, and you'll be ready to turn heads.

7. Weekend warrior

The neat and tailored look of skinnies, along with their soft and stretchy feel, make them a must for brunch on a patio, so get some in white for summer. Toss on a pastel-colored top or go the double denim route and wear a blue jean shirt. Get your new sandals, and you're set.

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