Fashion trends change with every season, but some items of clothing manage to take root in our wardrobes for years. Skinny jeans are one of those items. They burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s and soon become a staple in every wardrobe.
Whether you were a preppy kid or an emo kid, skinny jeans appealed to all walks of life and everyone owned a pair. There’s no item of clothing quite as versatile or worn by as many people with different personal styles.
History of Skinny Jeans
The early 2000’s was an interesting time for fashion – and that’s putting it mildly. Skinny jeans arrived on the scene at a time when we were not exactly in our fashion prime. But no one ever thinks that about styles from years gone by. When we look back at fashion through the ages, it usually takes a good couple of decades for us to look back on styles with nostalgia.
And you can see this happening with each generation. Remember when boilersuits came back in, and your parents recalled the days when they used to wear the same thing?
But skinny jeans managed to cling on to their fanbase for quite some time. We wore them all through the noughties and it’s only in the last year that people have begun to swap the skinnies for wide leg or mom jeans.
Why You Should Still Wear Skinny Jeans
While other styles of jeans are great, skinny jeans have been a staple in our wardrobes for years. And we’re going to take you through some of the reasons why they should stay put.
- They’re so versatile!
One of the top reasons for keeping those skinny jeans in the wardrobe is that they can be dressed up or down with ease. Pair them with an oversized T-shirt and trainers for an easy, casual look. Going out for dinner? Whack on some heels and a glitzy top with your skinny jeans and you’re ready to go. Need to wear something to go from day to night? Pair your skinny jeans with a casual shirt in the day and have a crop top underneath to take your outfit to the dancefloor!
- Look good with every kind of shoe
Shoes are the crux of any outfit and not having the right ones for your outfit can be a hassle. But that’s never the issue with the trusty skinny jeans! Any style of trainer looks good with them – and that can’t be said for most items of clothing. Heels and skinny jeans? Gorgeous. A big stompy boot takes your skinny jeans back to their emo beginnings. Even a chic boot or a boat shoe looks great. In fact, there isn’t a shoe you can’t wear with them.
- The perfect fallback outfit
You know when you’re standing in front of your wardrobe in a panic with only ten minutes to leave the house and you still haven’t got an outfit? Skinny jeans can come to the rescue! You can wear them with anything, and it always works. When you try and revisit your favourite outfits from the past, we’re willing to bet that skinny jeans feature in one of them.
- Comfort is key
Not only are skinny jeans comfortable to wear but they can make you feel confident in yourself too. There’s nothing better than wearing an outfit that you feel great in and when you feel comfortable, you’re more likely to have a good time. Whether you’re out with friends, on a date or even at work – wearing clothes that make you feel good is vital.
Fashion is an ever-changing phenomenon, quite literally changing from month to month. As fun as it is to follow trends and take an interest, finding your own personal style is even better. So, if you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to your skinnies – don’t! Confidence is the best thing anyone can wear, and nothing looks quite as good without it.