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4 ways to wear skinny jeans

By: Julia McEwen

Carlyle Routh Author: Canadian Living Credits: Carlyle Routh

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4 ways to wear skinny jeans

By: Julia McEwen

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4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Desk set

Bring your beloved denim to the workplace by pairing it with tailored pieces. Elevate the look with a collared shirt and a structured blazer in a brilliant hue, then ground it with sleek printed flats. Splurge: Smythe blazer, $595, holtrenfrew.com. Striped top, $69, button-down shirt, $95, and ring, anntaylor.com. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Harry Lary glasses, josephson.ca. Earrings, jcrew.com. Leather tote, gapcanada.ca. Flats, express.com.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Carlyle Routh Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Weekend rock star

Embrace denim's relaxed simplicity by teaming it with a playful graphic tee. Transform the look by rolling up hemlines and baring your ankles; this trick puts a spotlight on your footwear, so choose a fresh pair of kicks such as a slip-on sneaker, a polished pump or a high-shine boot. Our favourite patent picks. Jacket, $300, obeyclothing.ca. T-shirt, $19, joefresh.com. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Tuque, canada.roots.com. Sunglasses, josephson.ca. Bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Patent-leather boots, winners.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Carlyle Routh Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Glam dandy

This woven top in a soft blush tone with a frilly trim lends charm and femininity to a simple pair of jeans. Balance the sweetness on top by adding a bit of sex appeal down low with a strappy leopard heel. Peplum top, $60, hm.com/ca. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Earrings, baublebar.com. Pearl choker and ring, express.com. Bracelet, anntaylor.com. Clutch, elabyela.com. Shoes, ninewest.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Carlyle Routh Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Polished personality

A textured tweed coat and a cable-knit pullover will give your jeans an elegant upgrade. Add a iittle drama to your trusty skinnies with a knee-high boot in a rich earthy hue. Splurge: J.Crew Collection tweed coat, $1,029, jcrew.com. Knit sweater, $39, joefresh.com. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Earrings, swarovski.com. Bag, brooksbrothers.com. Boots, ninewest.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Carlyle Routh Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Classic Levi's

This versatile skinny jean has just enough stretch in all the right places. More tips for wearing denim. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Levi's Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Striped

If basic blue feels too casual, try a bright colour or a repeated pattern. A vertical stripe not only adds personality but also elongates. Striped jeans, $98, anntaylor.com.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Ann Taylor Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Distressed

Distressed denim isn't just for baggy boyfriend jeans; it also gives the right amount of edge to skinnies. Imperfect denim shines brightest when paired with a tailored topper. Distressed jeans, $130, rw-co.com.

By: Julia McEwen Source: RW&Co Credits: Canadian Living

4 ways to wear skinny jeans

Dark wash

Head into the evening with your denim by dimming the wash and choosing a darker colour. Bonus: Dark washes lend a slimming effect. For everything fashion and beauty, visit our Style Desk blog. Mila Starlet jeans, $188, fidelitydenim.com.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Fidelity Credits: Canadian Living


This story was originally titled "The Skinny Jean" in the March 2015 issue.

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