As I write this, it’s Friday afternoon, and I’m almost too tired to get into the skinny-jeans debate yet again, but I chose this topic, so here we go. If you need a crash course, Gen Z declared millennials’ beloved skinny jeans passé on TikTok, and the response was passionate, to say the least. As a millennial who doesn’t wear skinny jeans all that much, I think I’m a pretty neutral party who can offer some perspective on this topic.
I fully recognize and respect that many people in both generations simply don’t want to part with their skinny jeans. But the key to making them look cool and fresh lies in how you style them. I found eight non-dated outfit examples that make skinny jeans look every bit as cool as Gen Z–approved baggy jeans. Scroll to check them out for yourself and shop for the items (including skinny jeans) needed to re-create them.