Tight Jeans: Right Ways to Wear Black Skinny Jeans Like an Off-Duty Model

We appreciate the value of having a —fail-safe separates that you can wear at any time and still look, well, #flawless. Pieces that make up said uniform include the , the , and the black skinny jean, to name a few. The latter happens to be worn by a very special group of women—the “it” set of models that continue to capture our attention (ahem, , , and ).

While each of these A-listers certainly wears the timeless staple, they do so in such a manner that the style looks completely different at every turn. So, we dissected the most recent images of our favorite girls, and compiled a list of style lessons for how to successfully wear skinny black denim like a model. Get ready to strike a pose yourself.

GET RIPPED
Cara Delevingne proved the staying power of the cool classic with a black leather jacket, tee, bandana, and sneakers. She prefers her black skinnies to be artfully ripped.

OPT FOR HIGH-WAIST CUTS
Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio showed off her toned physique with high-waist skinnies and a crop top that revealed a sliver of skin. Lend edge with a black moto jacket and booties.

SPORT THEM WITH A DRESS
While most people would wear Gigi Hadid’s netted dress with a matching slip dress underneath, the model styled hers with high-waist skinny jeans for a cool-girl take.

Indulge Your Rustic Side
Karlie Kloss went for a rustic vibe with her black skinny jeans that she paired with a plaid blanket scarf, tan sweater, and over-the-knee flat boots.

TRY THE FADE
Doutzen Kroes took the tonal approach with faded black skinnies that she matched to a hooded vest, dark sweater, and motorcycle boots.

FLASH SOME GOLD
Kendall Jenner gave her nearly all-black ensemble a flash of gold with her capped over-the-knee boots. Incorporate metallic extras in small doses for true model off-duty style.

Loose Pants Style: When did women start wearing pants?

In some cultures, loose pants have been common garments worn by women for centuries or millennia. This was not the case in much of Western society. In the United States, women typically wore long skirts, with the exception of some women who wore pantslike garments to perform work or engage in sports. While there were some women who championed loose pants in the 19th century, loose pants as an acceptable everyday clothing option for women didn’t truly catch on until the mid-20th century.

Warmer weather has officially made its appearance across the country, which means it’s time to start getting serious about your summer wardrobe. One of the most-loved fabrics on the market—linen—is made for this time of year. The uber breathable, light, and airy fabric is ideal for warmer days whether you’re stuck in the office or headed to the beach. Plus, the wearability is endless now that designers have transformed the traditional linen pant (think off-white, loose fit, old Italian grandfather vibes) into an array of colors, fits, and silhouettes.