Are Skinny Jeans Really Out of Style in 2019?

So you’ve spent the past ten years or so stocking up your closet with skinny jeans. Or maybe you’ve just recently become a convert. Either way there’s a growing rumor that skinny jeans are out in 2019 and the thought of buying a whole new pants wardrobe is about as appealing as trying on swimsuits in January.

Should you really get rid of all of your skinny jeans and start over? Or is all of this a ploy by the fashion industry to convince you to part with your beloved skinnies and your hard earned dough in the process.

Over the past few weeks I’ve done a little digging and a lot of research to find out what’s really true and if skinny jeans are out in 2019 once and for all. Here are some clues I found:

1.  Retailers are showing us more models wearing loose fit jeans.

Why does this matter? Because when we see a trend in mainstream retail, that means it’s trickling down from runway fashion to real life. It also creates a gradual transition in our psyche. The more we see looser fit jeans in ads and on social media, the more comfortable we get with the idea of wearing them. While it’s true that we’re seeing looser silhouettes in denim from retailers, the shift is generally targeting a younger demographic. Retailers like Loft and Old Navy are still predominately featuring skinny jeans.

Photo Credit: @nordstrom

Photo Credit: @loft

Photo Credit: @oldnavy

2.  The most bought pair of jeans by GYPO Pretties in 2018 was bootcut.


Wit and Wisdom Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans

Why does this matter? It shows that the transition is reaching mainstream fashion wearers like GYPO readers.

But are you actually wearing them? I bought a pair of flare jeans and baby bootcut this fall and can count on one hand the amount of times I wore both. Maybe it’s because I haven’t transitioned over my tops just yet. Most of us have stocked our wardrobes with tops that work well with a slimmer fit silhouette on bottom. High waisted and boot cut jeans work better with shorter jackets, tops and sweaters like the one I’m wearing in this outfit.

In all honesty though, I think it’s because I can’t get over feeling like I’m back in the 90’s again.

3. Wide legs and high waists are popping up in Spring 2019 ads.

Photo Credit: @nordstrom

Why does this matter? Because now is when many of us are starting to think about what gaps we have in our wardrobes for the upcoming season as well as what trends we want to try. By giving us trend previews for the season ahead, retailers are hoping to convince us that we need to update our wardrobes and spend some money with them in the process.

Bottom Line: Skinny jeans are a new classic. Don’t completely transition your closet over but DO have fun with some new silhouettes.

Even with evidence to the contrary skinny jeans ARE an instant classic and they aren’t going anywhere. Although this silhouette gained its highest popularity during the past decade, it’s also one that’s here to stay. If skinny jeans go away, that means leggings won’t be too far behind. Given the popularity and versatility of both, it would be shocking to see this happen in the next 5 or even 10 years.

Photo Credit: @loft

Keep your skinny jeans collection but feel free to get out of your comfort zone and give some other styles a little love – 2019 is the year!

Photo Credit: @nordstrom



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