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What Shoes to Wear With Skinny Jeans: 20 Inspiring Outfit Ideas

byMeghan Blalock 1 year ago

What Shoes to Wear With Skinny Jeans: 20 Inspiring Outfit Ideas

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We kinda have a love/hate relationship with skinny jeans going. They’ve become a closet staple because they look amazing, but they’ve also become the bane of our existence because a lot of the time it’s hard to know exactly what to wear with them—especially when it comes to shoes. When we wear skinnies, our shoes are going to be on full display so the pressure is on to pick a pair that is perfect.  But the awesome thing about this situation? From sneakers to skinny jeans with heels, the sleek style of tapered denim leaves us tons of options.

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But let’s also not forget that shoes can completely change the entire ambiance of an outfit. A pair of slinky, strappy sandals or a set of chunky moto boots change the entire look and feel of an ensemble.

Click through the gallery for 20 completely different (but equally stylish) ideas on what shoes to wear with skinny jeans.

All Photos, unless otherwise noted: Imaxtree and Jenny Norris

Originally posted January 2014. Updated August 2017.

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2019 Wants You to Replace Your LBD With an LWD

byLindsey Lanquist 13 hours ago

2019 Wants You to Replace Your LBD With an LWD

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Though the LBD (little black dress) has been a tried-and-true favorite among the fashion set for decades, the LWD (little white dress) has entered the sartorial scene in recent years—and given the LBD a run for its money (or at least, its iconography). And since several designers showed LWDs at September’s New York Fashion Week, the piece has cemented place in the world of 2019 dress trends; little white dresses are here to stay—and it’s time for us to get on board.

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Where the little black dress offers timeless style rendered in a classic silhouette, the little white dress feels lighter, breezier and more experimental. Baja East’s NYFW take on the LWD involved an asymmetrical cut and fringe hemline, Brandon Maxwell’s felt distinctly tailored, and Ulla Johnson’s was frillier, more delicate and almost vintage in nature.

The point? There’s no right way to do a trendy little white dress—no single LWD archetype. The piece’s position in the sartorial universe is still being determined, offering tons of exciting opportunities in the way of shopping and styling.

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As is the case with every other 2019 fashion trend that’s starting to gain steam, little white dresses are becoming increasingly pervasive—both on runways and in retailers. Though winter seems like a strange time to start sporting breezy white duds, little white dresses are available in all kinds of varieties—some fit for spring/summer, others adjusted for the colder temperatures of fall and winter.

Ahead, a beginner’s guide to the little white dress in its many forms and fashions—all of which are super on-trend for 2019, and all of which you can shop below.

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Satin Kimono Dress, $72 at ASOS

Classic cut, classic fabric—unexpected color. This trifecta makes for an excellent cocktail look you can turn to for the dressier occasions on your calendar.

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Mestiza New York Palma Tiered Tassel Dress, $277 at Neiman Marcus

Casual enough to pair with sandals, sleek enough to wear with tights and boots. Why limit your closet by season when you don’t have to?

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Jil Sandler Gathered Asymmetric Dress, $1,586 at Matches Fashion

One of the more edgily cut maxi dresses we’ve ever encountered. Pair with clunky accessories for a cold-weather look, or pare things down for spring/summer wear.

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Ermanno Scervino Ruffled Mini Dress, $2,743 at Farfetch

Bjork’s iconic swan dress—but make it fashion.

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Maxi Polo Shirtdress, $45 at ASOS

The shirtdress just got a slinky makeover.

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See by Chloe Tiered Ruffle Dress, $410 at Shopbop

Part-T-shirt dress, part-tulle dream—all comfy-cute style.

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Manning Cartell One-Shoulder Dress, $446 at Farfetch

You probably already own this dress in black. Why not try white on for size, too?

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Esteban Cortazar Fluted Midi Dress, $1,204 at Matches Fashion

This knit dress is practically begging to be worn all winter long.

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Theory Slip Dress, $453 at Farfetch

Satin slip midis are the cutest imaginable iteration of this trend.

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Paco Rabanne Crystal Embellished Shirtdress, $359 at Farfetch

An embellished collar will add a dose of detailed decadence to your LWD.

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Style Mafia Lulu Button-Front Dress, $145 at Urban Outfitters

The buttons on this dress are downright incredible.

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Likely Sleeveless Shift Dress, $200 at Farfetch

The more structured minis, the merrier.

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Alice McCall About You Dress, $550 at Farfetch

There’s a lot going on with this dress, and we love every bit of it.

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MUF 10 Jersey Dress, $143 at Farfetch

Wearable pajamas—need we say more?

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A.L.C. Marin Dress, $425 at Shopbop

You can never go wrong with a classic shift dress—no matter what color it’s rendered in.

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Stella McCartney Layered Shirtdress, $1,235 at Farfetch

Your favorite shirtdress got a flattering AF makeover.

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Thom Browne Contrast Stitch Shirtdress, $534 at Farfetch

Because white and black don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

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Yumi Kim Class Act Dress, $228 at Shopbop

This drapey piece looks simple from far away, but closer inspection reveals it’s all kind of ornate.

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Ganni Nolana Silk Maxi Dress, $368 at Farfetch

We’ve been eyeing this Ganni maxi for months. We’re just glad 2019’s fashion trends have given us an excuse to finally buy it.

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Zimmermann Heathers Belted Shirtdress, $750 at Shopbop

We usually stay away from white keyhole lace, but Zimmermann can do no wrong.

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