When skinny jeans first entered the fashion scene, I thought: These are cool and we’ll probably just wear them for the next few months before moving on. Boy, was I wrong. It’s been almost 15 years since slim-fit jeans became a universal go-to and, surprisingly, it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
It’s likely, then, that you have a stack of these babies sitting in a drawer right now, and you’re wondering what on earth you can wear them with to avoid looking like you crawled out of a mall from 2010.
I have just one tip for you: Think about your footwear.
Here, four skinny jean and shoe combos that are definitely au courant and three looks that you should retire—for good.