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Over the past few seasons, the high-fashion world has all but exiled the once-untouchable skinny jean, fawning instead over the more novel flare, culotte, and other exaggerated widths du jour. Make no mistake, though: Skinny jeans are here to stay. The archetypal style goes with almost anything, and its shape-hugging fit can be all kinds of flattering on all kinds of body types.
But, like your go-to sushi order (tuna-avocado roll, side of seaweed salad), your standard skinnies look may eventually start to slip from feeling like a well-loved security blanket to feeling like the commute you do on autopilot day in and day out. There's nothing wrong with a no-brainer outfit (who among us hasn’t resorted to throwing on an uninspired tee or plaid flannel before brunch?), but falling into the same old outfit formula can mean missing out on trends you didn't even know you'd love.
Taking advantage of the wardrobe staple’s chameleon-like versatility, we crafted five early-fall looks around Levi’s® new mid-rise 711 Skinny Jean — a universal mid-weight option that stretches, holds, and lifts — proving you don’t have to overhaul your denim collection to placate the fashion gods. Try ’em out as soon as the temps start to drop, and don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel like ordering the spiciest roll on the menu.