Although much has been said about the end of skinny jeans as we know them, the denim just refuses to quit that easily. No matter how much buzz trendier fits like loose and wide-leg jeans may be getting right now, my research into the closets of women everywhere tells me that skinnies still have a strong fan base and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. In fact, a closer look at some of my skinny jean-wearing friends proves my point: not only are they still very much around, but there are also skinny jeans trends happening within the broader category of slim-fitting denim. And, yes, we need to talk about them.
The staple denim isn’t immune to denim trends just because it has seniority over newer styles. To prove it, we’ve put together a guide to the five most important skinny jean trends of 2021 that we’re noticing on Instagram and in the market right now. Below, you’ll find outfit ideas and shopping picks that illustrate how to wear each micro-trend, so if you’re a stauch fan of skinny jeans or are ready to introduce them into your wardrobe, let this be your guide to the freshest fits of late.