The idea of doing a post about black skinny jeans came to me when I was searching for a pair in my closet to wear with my beloved and almost vintage (I’ve had them for years!) ankle booties (they’re Fiorentini+Baker). I did not like how any pair of jeggings, or worse, even, leggings, looked paired with the booties. The two options of – one, tuck them into the booties – blah, and – two, show some skin while wearing a cropped jegging – more blah ;-( So last season and three seasons ago.
The best way to wear ankle booties, in my opinion, is teaming them with jeans that have a less skinny ankle, like cigarette jeans, slim boyfriend jeans, or just plain simple skinny ankle jeans , and not stretchy twill pants.
Now I was really curious about a professional definition of the term jegging versus skinny jean. I asked the ladies from Parker Smith to give us a short explanation:
“Jeggings are made from knit fabrics such as knit indigo or French Terry. If a jean is made from true denim fabric then it is not considered to be a jegging.”
This says it all.
I went in search of some regular skinny jeans with just a little bit of stretch, and no double, triple, or 4-way-stretch, and man, was that work, REAL work. But I found some great styles and I know you will love some of my choices. Let us know if one of these below caught your special attention!