Why I'll Remain Loyal To Skinny Jeans & How To Wear Them In 2016

Recently, I've read many an article declaring that the skinny jean is OVER. Gone. Bust. Dead. 90's and 00's styles have become en vogue over the last two seasons, with their flattering cropped and straight legs - but it still hasn't encouraged me to fling my skinnies out of a window anytime soon.

I'm Team Skinny Jeans for life. Ever since I bought my first pair of H&M skinnies during my glorious emo days aged 13, I knew it was love. They flattered everything, hid everything and went with everything. I've been loyal to skinny jeans ever since and my love has yet to fizzle out for them.

If you feel like your skinnies are feeling a tad outdated, it's pretty simple to upgrade them to a 2016 style. Cropped jeans of all cuts and finishes are HUGE right now and cropped skinnies are super flattering and gorgeous to wear with light summer shoes. If you want to be even more SS16, opt for a frayed hem on the leg and/ or some embellishment/ ripping on the jeans themselves.

The high street has an incredible array of jean styles to choose from: my personal favourite denim go-to's are Topshop, River Island and ASOS as the quality, fit and longevity is super from all.

It can be quite hard to find "the" pair for you; the pair you always pull out of the wardrobe, the pair that give you a rush of confidence and the pair that can be easily dressed up or down. My personal favourite jeans are any of the skinny, high-waisted styles from Dr Denim. I don't think I could go a week without wearing mine. I also love Topshop's Petite jeans range for any of my fellow gals under 5"3 - they offer a range of leg lengths so they're a great investment for a staple pair!

Whilst I love my boyfriend jeans and how rugged and grungy they look, I just can't say goodbye to my pile of skinnies just yet - they're an essential piece to my wardrobe and style and quite frankly, I'm going to happily ignore anyone that declares them over. Keep 'em coming!