Skinny Jeans Are Over According To Gen Z: What To Wear Instead

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Denim – we can say is the most hard-working item our closet, no matter the style. It’s at the top of the wardrobe staple food chain. Easy to pair with tops, spring jackets, and any other clothing in our wardrobe.

Skinny jeans has always been an all time favorite denim – a fail-safe for many. But if we’re being honest, we were raised in the era of skinny jeans and wore every possible iteration of them. They were literally our go to jeans and sadly after many years of ridding high, skinny jeans are out – at least according to Gen Z. If you’re an avid follower of gen-Z trends, you’d already know that earlier this year, the TikTok contemporizes seemed to have a disdain for our dearly beloved fitted denim and voted out the denim – declaring them “over”.

Taking a cue from Gen Z it’s time to try out a few skinny jeans alternatives.

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Flare Out Jeans

This retro-inspired denim is popular once again in 2021 – and the flared jeans from the ’70s are sleek and come in a wide variety of colours,  washes and patterns. There are a thousand and one awesome ways how to style flared pants. You can pair them with both tight and loose tops and much more.


Good ‘90s Loose by Good American is their freshest statement jean, with extra leg room for that laid-back oversized look. Spice things up with a chic heel for the perfect mix of casual and cool.

SEE BY CHLOÉ: High-rise wide-leg jeans

Adorned with topstitch detailing down the legs, the pair boasts a bootcut design that speaks to the label’s nonchalant approach to fashion.

Zimmermann: Concert Twill Flared-Leg Trousers

Not a denim – but these pair are to die for. Made from blush pink twill, these ‘Concert’ pants a super high-rise cut with wide kick flared legs. Wear it with the matching blazer from the runway for a look inspired by musicians of the era.

Maison Margiela

Ankle Crops

These pair are often tapered or straight, though we are also seeing a lot of flared-cropped jeans this year. Easier than the classic daily skinny jeans. The crop hits right at your ankle, showing off your stylish shoes underneath.

LEVI‘s Wedgie Straight Ankle

Show off your beautiful shoes with this pair.

Le Jean: Mr Bella Crop Flare Jeans

Slvrlake: flared cropped jeans

Straight-Legs Jeans

Straight leg jeans have the same width from the knee to the leg opening. They’re perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to go to the skinny jean extreme, but still want that stream lined effect.

Saint Laurent: straight-leg jeans

Comfort and style meet side by side with these Saint Laurent straight-leg jeans.

The Attico: Rigid High-Rise Girlfriend Jeans

From Pre-Fall ’21, these ‘Girlfriend’ jeans have a slightly relaxed cut made from light-wash non-stretch denim.


A super high-rise boyfriend fit made to flatter every curve, in stretch fabric. 

Ripped Jeans

 Ripped jeans for women makes a stunning addition. A slightly slimmer fit ripped jean will give you a little more tailoring for this otherwise carefree look.

DOLCE&GABBANA: Distressed high-rise wide-leg jeans

Frame: Le Jane Mid-Rise Distressed Cropped Straight-Leg Mini Slit Jeans

AGOLDE: 90s Pinch High Waist Straight Leg Organic Cotton Jeans

White Jeans

White jeans are less susceptible to fading than blue and other dark-colored jeans. They are a great trend all day, all year.

Victoria Beckham: Alina Rigid High-Rise Flared-Leg Jeans

Tailored from white non-stretch cotton denim, this ‘Alina’ pair has a ’70s-inspired flared-leg cut with patch pockets that further its vintage feel.

AGOLDE : Low Slung Baggy Organic Cotton Jeans

Citizens of Humanity: Maritzy Pleated Trouser Jeans

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