We appreciate the value of having a uniform—fail-safe separates that you can wear at any time and still look, well, #flawless. Pieces that make up said uniform include the white shirt, the leather jacket, and the black skinny jean, to name a few. The latter happens to be worn by a very special group of women—the "it" set of models that continue to capture our attention (ahem, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Cara Delevingne).
While each of these A-listers certainly wears the timeless staple, they do so in such a manner that the style looks completely different at every turn. So, we dissected the most recent images of our favorite girls, and compiled a list of style lessons for how to successfully wear skinny black denim like a model. Get ready to strike a pose yourself.
1. GET RIPPED
Cara Delevingne proved the staying power of the cool classic with a black leather jacket, tee, bandana, and sneakers. She prefers her black skinnies to be artfully ripped.
2. OPT FOR HIGH-WAIST CUTS
Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio showed off her toned physique with high-waist skinnies and a crop top that revealed a sliver of skin. Lend edge with a black moto jacket and booties.
3. SPORT THEM WITH A DRESS
While most people would wear Gigi Hadid's netted dress with a matching slip dress underneath, the model styled hers with high-waist skinny jeans for a cool-girl take.
4. Indulge Your Rustic Side
Karlie Kloss went for a rustic vibe with her black skinny jeans that she paired with a plaid blanket scarf, tan sweater, and over-the-knee flat boots.
5. TRY THE FADE
Doutzen Kroes took the tonal approach with faded black skinnies that she matched to a hooded vest, dark sweater, and motorcycle boots.
6. FLASH SOME GOLD
Kendall Jenner gave her nearly all-black ensemble a flash of gold with her capped over-the-knee boots. Incorporate metallic extras in small doses for true model off-duty style.