There is an enduring casual staple that everyone should be embracing: for the past couple of seasons we saw many skinny models wear the skin-tight black ankle grazer jeans, ripped at the knees with a single precise cut.
Endowed with leg slimming powers and a rock’n’roll edge reminiscent of Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones, this pair of Topshop Leigh ankle grazers can take you from school run duty to dinner effortlessly.
Here are three ways we came up with to wear the Off-Duty model black jeans:
Teamed with a Tartan shirt worn around the waist and a contrasting look of white Chuck Taylor Converse shoes and our new favourite brand for tank tops Army Of 1 (which we have washed countless times and still look brand new), this look is very much in the moment combining all the elements of a grunge and rock afficionado. Add an electric blue touch with the PS1 satchel by Proenza Schouler and a multi-layer necklace by Zara which we’ve amped up with extra shimmering crystals.
The second look we created is a tone-on-tone version with the same rock’n’roll edge: roll up the sleeves of a man’s leopard print t-shirt (shop these great options by Saint Laurent in Black and white and in dark red , wear a pair of studded ankle boots by Ash or Isabel Marant Etoile and sling on your shoulder a loud fringe leather bag by Monserat de Lucca.
Take your black skinnies to dinner with a glammed up Skull print t-shirt by Zadig & Voltaire, a black blazer by Massimo Dutti and skull print scarf by Alexander McQueen. Don’t forget to flash a bit of colour when you turn away with a pair of classic Christian Louboutin stilettos and a bold red lip.