What to Wear With Skinny Jeans for the Office
Many of us work in offices that allow us to wear jeans on certain days. Skinny jeans can be a stylish and comfortable option for work but it can be a challenge to style them to look professional.
Choose the Right Skinny Jeans for Work
If your office allows jeans, you can never go wrong choosing a solid, dark denim jean. Dark indigo or black skinny jeans look most pulled together for work. If you work in a creative field, you can get away with other dark shades too, such as oxblood and dark gray. Be sure to avoid distressed denim, whiskering and embellishments, which all read as too casual for the office, unless you work in a very creative field.
Similarly, light colored skinny jeans and shiny, coated denim should be saved for after hours, if you want to look professional.
Wear Skinny Jeans With a Soft Blouse
Upgrade skinny jeans for work by pairing them with a silky blouse. A classic, feminine blouse, softens the look of black skinny jeans.
Wear Skinny Jeans With a Tailored Blazer
If your office is on the conservative side, you’ll want to class up your skinny jeans to wear to work. The easiest way to look pulled together for the workplace is to pair your skinny jeans with a structured blazer. Choose a jacket in herringbone tweed or a classic black or navy blazer to add polish and balance to your more casual bottoms. Plus, a tailored blazer covers your rear end, so you don’t reveal too much to your colleagues or boss.
For the most professional look, wear a well-fitting button-down shirt under the blazer. White is a classic option, but you could also choose another light color such as dove gray, or a traditional pin-stripe pattern. For a chic and feminine look, you can also wear a silky blouse in a solid, pastel color.
“Take a look at these outfit ideas for wearing skinny jeans to work, so you can look appropriate without sacrificing style” commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.