8 Non-Dated Skinny-Jean Outfits That Are Making Me Rethink Everything

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As I write this, it's Friday afternoon, and I'm almost too tired to get into the skinny-jean debate yet again, but I chose this topic, so here we go. If you need a crash course, about a month or so ago, Gen Zers on TikTok declared millennials' beloved skinny jeans passé, and the responses on both sides were passionate, to say the least. As a millennial who doesn't wear skinny jeans all that much, I think I'm a pretty neutral party to offer some perspective on this topic.

I fully recognize and respect that many people of both generations simply don't want to part with their skinny jeans. So the key to making them look cool and fresh lies in the way you style them. I found eight non-dated outfit examples that make skinny jeans look every bit as cool as Gen Z–approved baggy jeans. Scroll to check them out for yourself, and shop items (including skinny jeans) needed to re-create them.

Non-dated outfit tip: A sweater set and fun shoes is a winning combination with skinny jeans.

Get the look:

Reformation Gisela Cashmere Tank and Cardigan Set ($198)

Naturalizer Tibby Mules ($99)

Non-dated outfit tip: Go classic with a white button-down and trendy shoes, and you'll never look dated.

Get the look:

Madewell Side Button Oversize Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($80)

Simon Miller Vegan Beep Thong Sandals ($207)

Non-dated outfit tip: A pretty top and kitten heels paired with skinny jeans is the perfect outfit to wear out to dinner this time of year.

Get the look:

Reformation Sweetzer Top ($168)

Manu Atelier Lace Leather Sandals ($330)

Non-dated outfit tip: For a fun look, match your shirt to your shoes and throw on a couple of coordinating accessories.

Get the look:

H&M Oversized Corduroy Shirt ($25)

Mango Knots Heel Sandals ($60)

Non-dated outfit tip: Pair your jeans with something colorful, and keep proportions in mind. Something more oversize always complements a pair of fitted skinny jeans.

Get the look:

Stine Goya Ash Alpaca Check Sweater ($350)

Non-dated outfit tip: A pair of It sneakers and a pretty silk top is an unexpected match that always works with skinny jeans.

Get the look:

Réalisation The Kaia Top in Mystic ($180)

New Balance 990v5 Sneakers ($185)

Non-dated outfit tip: When you're short on time and feel like you have nothing to wear, it's wise to always go with a white T-shirt and loafers if you're wearing skinny jeans.

Get the look:

Leset Classic Margo Tee ($58)

Gucci Jordaan Loafers ($830)

Non-dated outfit tip: A cute top and fun heels work with any type of jeans—case in point.

Get the look:

Staud Cerro Top ($285)

Wandler Marie Sandals ($490)

Shop Cool Skinny Jeans

Madewell Curvy High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans in Lander Wash ($128)

Levi's 501 Skinny Jeans ($98)

Agolde Pinch Waist Skinny Jeans ($168)

Reformation Kayo High & Skinny Jeans ($118)

Rag & Bone Nina High Rise Skinny Jeans ($255)

Good American Good Legs High Waist Skinny Jeans ($129)

Zara Hi Rise Split Skinny Jeans ($40)

Next up, five issues everyone has with skinny jeans (and how to fix them).

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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