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How to Wear Black Skinny Jeans

Step 1

Dress for your body type. If you have a slimmer, boyish figure, pair skinny jeans with a lean, body-skimming jersey-style top. If you have wider hips, wear an empire waist top. For plus-sized girls, slip on a plain top and a structured blazer or a billowy top with a defined waistline to mesh well with the skinny jean style. If your top is too loose and lacks a waistline, throw on a belt to accentuate your bodacious curves. No matter what your size, pick tops that fall at or below your hip level when wearing skinny jeans -- no crop tops allowed.

Step 2

Pick out appropriate footwear. If you have long legs or boyish hips, wear a flat shoe, such as a pair of ballet flats, so you don't stretch yourself out too much. Girls with short legs or full hips should throw on a pair of heels or heeled boots to make those gams look extra long.

Step 3

Get tough in a getup any rock'n'roller would proudly wear. Black skinny jeans go with rocker tees like maple syrup goes with pancakes, so slip on a black broken-in T-shirt and a pair of chunky black boots. Slide a studded belt through your belt loops and you're good to go. If you need a little more bulk up top to balance things out, throw on a structured black jacket or a boyish dark cardigan.

Step 4

Work some opposites by pairing black skinny jeans with a flowy, ladylike blouse. If you're not into the rocker vibe, then add pieces that feminize your look and play against the hardness of your jeans. Don a bright, happy blouse in a soft, swishy fabric like satin or chiffon, and slip on a pair of girly heels.

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