3 Special Amazon Basics That Actually Make Skinny Jeans Look Cool

Allyson Payer

If you love shopping on Amazon and wearing skinny jeans (not necessarily while shopping on Amazon), then step into my office. I've written a story tailor-made for you. If you're new to shopping for clothes on Amazon, my advice to you is to start with basics. And if you're not new to it, I'm here to save you some time. I took three comfortable and affordable basics from Amazon's in-house brands and paired them with skinny jeans with the goal of creating cool outfits that I would wear out in the world. The verdict? I succeeded and it wasn't hard at all.

I'm very picky about what I wear with skinny jeans (more so than any other type of jeans). When it comes to tops and sweaters, the boxier the better is my philosophy, so that there's a contrast with the skintight jeans. The three cozy styles I chose (a sweater, hoodie, and oversized tee) fit the bill perfectly. Scroll to see exactly how I styled the aforementioned basics with skinny jeans and shop them for yourself, along with some of the best skinny jeans on Amazon.

Outfit #1

This sweatshirt/T-shirt hybrid was probably my favorite of the bunch. It's so comfortable and I love the fit and the fact that it's thin enough to tuck in if you're so inclined. It really goes with anything but I opted for a preppy cowgirl look with a draped scarf and boots.

Wearing: The Drop Kiko Oversized Crew Neck Sweatshirt ($40); Isabel Marant scarf; J Brand jeans; Tecovas The Harper Leather Riding Boots ($275)

Shop the Amazon basic:

The Drop Kiko Oversized Crew Neck Sweatshirt in Navy ($40)

The Drop Kiko Oversized Crew Neck Sweatshirt in Ice Pink ($40)

The Drop Kiko Oversized Crew Neck Sweatshirt in Black ($40)

Get the look:

Acne Studios Canada New Fringed Wool Scarf ($190)

J Brand 1212 Runway High Rise Slim Straight Jeans ($124)

Tecovas The Harper Leather Riding Boots ($275)

Outfit #2

It's been pretty frigid recently, so I put this outfit together for the days when I have to venture outdoors. The oversize wool coat dressed the cropped hoodie up a bit, as did the platform loafers. It's just a good, easy hoodie that I'm sure I'll wear over and over.

Wearing: Mango Handmade Wool Coat ($200); Goodthreads Heritage Fleece Cropped Long Sleeve Hoodie Sweatshirt ($33); Re/Done 90s Comfort Stretch High-Rise Ankle Crop Skinny Jeans ($240); Prada Leather Logo Loafers ($850)

Shop the Amazon basic:

Goodthreads Heritage Fleece Cropped Long Sleeve Hoodie in Spruce Green Garment Dye ($33)

Goodthreads Heritage Fleece Cropped Long Sleeve Hoodie in Charcoal/White Nep ($33)

Goodthreads Heritage Fleece Cropped Long Sleeve Hoodie in Pink Azalea Garment Dye ($33)

Get the look:

Mango Handmade Wool Coat ($200)

Re/Done 90s Comfort Stretch High-Rise Ankle Crop Skinny Jeans ($240)

Prada Leather Logo Penny Loafers ($850)

Loewe Ribbed Wool Beanie ($125)

Outfit #3

One of the simplest outfits you can wear is a camel sweater, black skinny jeans, and knee boots. The cute sleeve details made this particular camel sweater a little more special. I also love that the neck is open enough to layer a cute collared shirt underneath.

Wearing: Goodthreads Mid-Gauge Stretch Long Ruffle Sleeve Scoop Neck Sweater ($35); J Brand Maria High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Vane ($228); Totême The Wide Shaft Boot ($800)

Shop the Amazon basic:

Goodthreads Mid-Gauge Stretch Long Ruffle Sleeve Scoop Neck Sweater in Caramel Heather ($35)

Goodthreads Mid-Gauge Stretch Long Ruffle Sleeve Scoop Neck Sweater in Burgundy ($35)

Goodthreads Mid-Gauge Stretch Long Ruffle Sleeve Scoop Neck Sweater in Golden Orange ($35)

Get the look:

J Brand Maria High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Vane ($228)

Totême The Wide Shaft Boot ($800)

Shop Amazon's Best Skinny Jeans

Levi's 501 Skinny Jeans ($50)

Goodthreads Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($40)

Amazon Essentials Skinny Jeans ($36)

Levi's 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans ($19)

Levi's 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans ($20)

Daily Ritual Standard High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($39)

Amazon Essentials High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($29)

Next up, 27 random things in my Amazon cart, because winter.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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