Three Ways To Wear: Black Jeans


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Even if you're not a trousers kinda person, you've no doubt got a pair of skinny jeans in your wardrobe. Over the past couple of months I've been ditching my faithful black dresses in favour of jeans more and more often, so when New Look challenged me to style up an item from their range of jeans I opted for a versatile pair of high waisted black skinnies. So, here's a little bit of inspiration for three ways to wear your own skinny jeans.

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Outfit 1: Weekend Casual
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: New Look*
Brooch: Runaway Fox*
Shoes: Lotta From Stockholm
This outfit is the perfect casual outfit for weekend adventures. A slouchy striped jumper, like this one from H&M, is a match made in heaven for black skinny jeans. Simple and classic, you can't go wrong with black and white stripes (swap the jumper for a Breton tee in the summer), and I love adding a pop of red too. Cool people definitely match their lipstick to their accessories, right? I received this brooch from Edinburgh-based Runaway Fox at the Godiva party and I have since been back to add a couple more pieces to my collection. The look is finished off with a pair of red Lotta From Stockholm clogs which I can't wait to wear non-stop once spring and summer arrive.

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Outfit 2: Slightly Smart
Jumper: River Island
Jeans: New Look*
Necklace: New Look
Boots: Marks & Spencer
And now for a slightly smarter look. Depending on how strict your work's dress code is, this could be a great outfit for wearing to the office or coffee-shop meetings, or just for lunch with your pals. From the front this looks like a fairly plain jumper, but I love the open back detail which makes it a bit more fashiony. Business in the front, party in the back. I can't find this on the website, but I bought it in River Island about two days ago so you should definitely be able to get your paws on it in-store. The bright red chelsea boots were another new purchase, this time from Marks & Spencer. I was on my way to buy some new socks and pants (glamorous life, I know) when I spotted these beside the escalators and I couldn't resist. I'm slowly trying to build up a "capsule wardrobe" like a grown-up, and my main colours are definitely black, grey and red, so a pair of red shoes seemed like a sensible purchase.

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Outfit 3: Evening Drinks
Kimono: Forever 21
Vest Top: H&M
Jeans: New Look*
Heels: Dune
Earrings: Primark
And finally, we have an outfit perfect for a dinner date or an evening on the town. This kimono has been rather unloved since I bought it last summer, but I think I may be digging it out of the wardrobe more often now that these high waisted skinny jeans are in my life. I've kept it simple with a black vest top tucked into the jeans (which made me feel weirdly like Sandy from Grease) and a pair of nude heels. These beaut heels from Dune were bought for my graduation ball and I've only worn them once or twice since - I'm a bit scared to wear them in case I ruin them because pale colours and me do not mix well! The vaguely 70s vibe of the kimono inspired me to throw on a pair of big hoop earrings to finish this look off.

What's your favourite way to wear skinny jeans?

Gillian x


  1. I love the 3rd outfit, so cute! I really need a decent pair of black skinnies as my current pair are looking a bit worse for wear right now.. I love to wear mine rolled up at the ankle - not just because I'm short - with a simple tee & trainers for a more casual look x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  2. That's it, you've convinced me to get a pair of Chelsea boots! Maybe not red but I've definitely got my eye on a M&S pair. xoxo

  3. This was so cool and I love how you styled all the outfits and I need to get me some black skinnies as I don't have any in my wardrobe and you make them seem so useful. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  4. Really love the first outfit, but they're all cute! I have to try and wear trousers more, maybe then i'll get more use out of the umpteen tops I have!

  5. So many lovely looks! I adore the clogs too!
    Emma Xx

  6. Awesome outfits! I don't know where I'd be without my favorite pair of black jeans. I LOVE those pink boots from M&S. I have not found an M&S in the USA (I'm not sure they operate in this country anyway...) so I'll have to wait until I'm back in Holland for a look around. Hopefully I can find a similar pair!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva


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