Is This The End Of Skinny Jeans?

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
We've been wearing them since the mid-2000s, but skinny jeans may finally be nearing the end of their reign. Don't believe us? That's fair — they're still the predominant style seen on the street, on the racks, and among our friends. But, we've been noticing our peers who are always five steps ahead of the curve have quit the cigarette jean altogether. What's replaced it? Gauchos.
Baggy, cropped, and sometimes cuffed, this new shape varies from slightly roomy to completely tent-like and crisply creased to soft and loose. Worn with ankle-baring sandals, pumps, boots, or sneakers — just no high-tops, please — the pants look fresh and striking, especially in a sea of skinnies. Click through, and see if you're not tempted to take those toothpick jeans to Goodwill.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
These twice-cuffed pants show off the slimmest part of the ankle, which is key.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
You can get away with a boot, as long as you're still showing a flash of leg between the top of the shoe and the bottom of the pant leg.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
With a pair of strappy gladiators, this look feels almost ball-gown-like.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A relaxed, white shirt and adidas shell-toe shoes create a combo that would make Phoebe Philo proud.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
These pants end just above the ankles, but are on the baggy side for cropped trousers.
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