Skinny jeans have come a long way since the fifties, and have since been associated in various music genres and fashion sub-cultures. Nowadays it is fair to say they have become a go to item for every man’s wardrobe.

Finding the perfect pair can be challenging, however, so start by considering your body structure. Those with slender body frames can opt for either fitted styles or looser versions, while those with larger builds may find fitted styles more suited. Remember, you can always roll up your skinny jeans to help balance your fit, and try on as many pairs as possible until you find one you feel comfortable with.

As an extremely versatile piece, skinny jeans can get you from the day into the night and they are fashionable all year round. Coming in a range of fabrics, colours and styles, they’re the perfect garment for every occasion. The trick is knowing how to adapt and style them from casual to smart and something in-between.

Styling skinny jeans is easy once you know how. The following tips will have you and your skinny jeans skipping along to a stylish beat soon enough.

For a laid back look…

Skinny jeans are perfect for everyday casual looks. Combine them with loose t-shirts and simple trainers. Alternatively, introduce an edge to your look by opting for a distressed pair. These tend to add a little texture and depth, as their roughed up attitude makes them ideal for casual dress codes. Lighter or colourful jeans tend to complement casual scenarios, so head to the park or pub in style.

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Nail that smart/casual dress code…

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Smart and casual styles flaunt the best of both worlds. Since jeans tend to be automatically associated with all things casual, dressing them up can be a little tricky. Luckily, skinny jeans are perfect for combining with smart styles, being fairly smart and casual themselves. Opt for a knitted polo shirt or casual shirt, add a bomber jacket and finish it off with a pair of suede loafers or boots. Wear for smart/casual dress-codes such as house parties, dinners or any such gatherings.

 

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Dress them up…

 

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What better way to spice up your formal look than swapping those suit trousers for skinny jeans? Black skinny jeans are the most versatile of them all, they are inconspicuous so tend to work best with smart combinations. Straight-cut skinny jeans are known  to add an extra layer of refinement, especially to evening looks or formal occasions. To your pair of skinnies, add a blazer with or without an overcoat, simple smart shoes, a complementary pocket square and tie, and you’re all set!

 

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Pay special attention to your body proportion and the overall balance of your combinations. The silhouette is particularly important when it comes to styling skinny jeans. So as long as the layers you add enhance your shape, you will never get it wrong.