I’ll never forget the moment Gen Z told the world that skinny jeans were over. I gazed into my closet at the many (many!) pairs I own and loathed both the length of time it had taken me to land on what I deemed a figure-flattering style—hey, shopping for jeans is hard!—and also the fact that I was being told to move on.
Was I lame if I continued to keep my skinnies in my closet, or simply change averse? To answer my questions, I reached out to Katie Collins, a stylist whose knowledge I’ve come to rely on for all that’s fashion-forward and cool.
Her take: Skinny jeans are not over. We just need to re-inspire how we wear them. Here, three ways to modernize them for fall.