Versatile, practical and effortlessly chic, skinny jeans have become a pillar of every wardrobe. Whether cropped and coloured (a la Inès de la Fressange,) or worn with that famous Emmanuelle Alt front tuck, this style staple will see you from the school run to a night out.

We asked fashion bloggers Kat from Kat Got The Cream, and Amy from Pretty Young Thing to show us how to wear skinny jeans their way.

Go smart

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Style them right and skinny jeans can be the perfect work wear. Add a simple silk shirt and tailored jacket to upgrade your denim for the office.

“The blazer and brogues give this feminine look a tomboy edge which I really love.”

Tip: If you’re wary of wearing jeans to the office, opt for black. The darker the shade, the more formal the jeans.

Festival chic

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The ultimate combination of cool and comfortable: skinny jeans are the perfect base for festival style. For a bohemian vibe, Amy teamed her jeans with a black vest top and a patterned kimono.

“A kimono or oversized shirt is a great, lightweight addition to skinny jeans – you won’t get too hot if the weather suddenly perks up!”

Tip: Not used to wearing bold prints? Keep the rest of your look pared back and let one statement piece do the talking.

Stay casual

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Keep things casual by teaming skinny jeans with a cosy sweatshirt and ankle boots. Kat makes this outfit extra chic with the blend of muted blues and greys.

“I love wearing over-sized sweaters with my skinny jeans for a casual look, but I decided to upgrade this outfit by adding a piece of statement jewellery.”

Tip: Roll your jeans to show off your footwear for extra style points.

Dress up

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If you’re off for dinner, drinks or a trip to the theatre, slip on your skinny jeans and get accessorising. Amy styled this black pair to perfection with strappy heels and a feminine, floaty top.

“A clutch bag like this pulls an outfit together – and it’s the perfect place to add a pop of colour!”

Tip: The key to dressing up your jeans lies within the detail. Try intricate patterns and embellishment with your accessories.

Add a layer

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Whether with a tunic, smock top or winter woollens, skinny jeans are a layering backbone all year round. Get Kat’s layered look by teaming your jeans with a white tee, your winter coat and trusty trainers.

“I don’t like feeling too dressed up, so it’s nice to temper a formal coat with my old Converse and skinny jeans for a cute, practical look.”

Tip: Stick to earth tones and dark colours to achieve that effortless French chic.

Like Kat and Amy’s style? Take a look at our women’s skinny jeans collection at La Redoute. And remember to follow us on Instagram for endless outfit inspiration.

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Sophie
Words and retro style are my passions. When not writing I love inspiration hunting in second-hand shops.

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