Wait, Did Emma Watson Just Bring Skinny Jeans Back?

It's official—skinny jeans are back. In a rare public appearance, at the Schiaparelli haute couture show no less, Emma Watson took on fashion's most divisive jeans style with a playful take on proportions that included grey skinnies, an architectural blazer and chunky Dr. Martens for good measure. What makes this outfit so noteworthy isn't just the return of skinny jeans (though, we must admit we're completely won over); it's the impact that comes from the perfectly balanced structure of the look.

The harmony is all based on dimension, with the dramatic lapels and cropped silhouette of the Schiaparelli blazer contrasting the slim-cut jeans. With the addition of the clomping, flat-sole Chelsea boots, Watson has created a striking silhouette worthy of Couture Fashion Week.

Wait, Did Emma Watson Just Bring Skinny Jeans Back?



Emma Watson wearing a Schiaparelli blazer, skinny jeans and Dr. Martens boots. 

Among the minidresses and heeled looks donned by most couture-week attendees, Emma Watson opted for a more understated style that paired classic French minimalism with DMs, adding an undisputedly British touch, proving that, at times, less is definitely more. Though we may not have couture blazers at the ready, we intend to take a leaf out of Watson's book by re-creating this skinny-jeans-and-flat-boots look.

If, however, you parted with your skinny jeans a few years ago, here's a selection to ease you back into the style. Then, complete the look with chunky Chelsea boots. 


Form-fitting and budget-friendly. 

As we're playing with proportion, why not choose a chunky sole for extra drama?

This figure-hugging style comes in sizes 4 to 26. 

These will look just as good with dresses as with skinny jeans. 

Dr. Martens's take on a classic Chelsea boot. 

This soft-grey pair will easily re-create Watson's look. 

These will come in handy for cooler autumn days. Great price, too. 

With a slight heel, this style gives an extra lift. 

Add a relaxed feel with the raw hem. 

Versatile boots that work with everything. 

The chunky heel allows for comfortable all-day wear. 

Ganni's signature high-rise Chelsea boots add an edge to even the most delicate floral dress.