Make an impression in a pair of skinny jeans this winter
Skinny jeans have long been a fashion staple and, thanks to their ability to easily adapt to new trends, have been a firm favourite for celebs and on the catwalk this year. On the Spring/Summer 2012 catwalks they appeared in daring patterns and prints, while in Autumn/Winter 2012-13 they were showcased in bold colours or underneath skirts.
Skinny jeans have also been spotted on the red carpet lately, with model Liberty Ross pairing them with a silk shirt and heeled boots at the Los Angeles première of Lawless, and actress Zoe Kazan teaming them with a tailored jacket at the 2012 American Film Festival.
Vogue tips Isabel Marant’s range of low-slung jeans to become a ‘downtime staple’ and advises that combining trousers with skirts is no longer considered a massive style faux pas.
Instead of squeezing a skirt waistband over trousers, a tunic top over slim jeans may be the better way to go, for example. This season’s trousers and jeans come in a sophisticated range of fabrics and elegant palettes, adding a “distinctly feminine” feel to what has long been a masculine staple.
Armani’s Fall/Winter 2012-13 range also features skinny jeans as a key piece, teaming them with casual t-shirts, printed blouses and stylish overcoats. Diane von Furstenberg’s collection, which she aired at the New York fashion week, took inspiration from the military trend and – whether the tight trousers she featured were made of leather, denim or jersey – they all worked perfectly beneath an oversized trench coat and are an absolute must-have this season.
Invariably the high street and online stores aren’t far behind, and Very.co.uk’s range of skinny jeans offers all of the latest styles without the hefty designer price tag. Their versatility means that jeans are perfect for everything from petite to curvy women, whether for a night out on the town or a day of shopping. Pair with either a tunic top or a killer pair of black boots to bring your look bang up to date.