I’m completely off clingy skinnies on this leg of my style journey. Even the equestrian look that I adore with tall flat riding boots is out since I passed on my old black Aquatalias last month. Those riding boots severely disappointed me this year, giving me the biggest and most sore infected blisters of my life. Hence, I could no longer keep them with a happy heart.

I am down to ONE pair of super skinnies that I wear like a regular pair of casual bottoms with short tops and jackets. They are tight all the way to the ankle and full length. They’re a pair of floral pants that I got in the Netherlands as a gift from a friend. They are the best travel pants for very long flights and trips because they are very thick, substantial, polished, comfortable, do not bag out, and do not crease. They are amazing quality, the floral is really pretty, and I love them.

I also have two pairs that I don’t wear regularly. One is a pair of black high-waisted skinnies that I bought in an emergency a year and a half ago. I only wear them occasionally under sack dresses like “leggings”. The other is an old pair of blue skinnies that have been demoted to gear. I wear those on trails, and for messy home improvements.

I wear straight crops with pleasure, and have three pairs. They’ re tailored, slim in the leg, but not super skinny. They’re more like cigarette pants. They don’t cling to my knees, calves and ankles. It’s that skinny cling on my lower leg that I am completely over (for now).

As an alternative to skinnies, I’m into wide crops, harems, cropped flares, carpenter and cargos, relaxed straights, broad cuffs, wide legs, pleated paperbag waists, and bootcuts as the pants and jeans silhouettes. They must have movement and fluidity, and not cling. Here is my current collection across four seasons.

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Over to you. How does the skinny feature in your style?