I usually wear bootcut jeans but am bored of them tbh. Quite fancy some skinny jeans as I have some gorgeous shoes which would be drowned by bootcuts plus I have some lovely long-line tops which may go with skinny jeans.
Am size 14 and 5ft 8 but have a big muffint top problem and quite big thighs so I have (probably quite rightly) always avoided skinny jeans
But if you are tall then I reckon you can swing it. Just go for a clunkyish boot or high shoes and tops with some sort of shoulder detail (military styling great for this) to balance you out. Obv go for dark wash denim. Don't go too long on the tops or you'll cut yourself off at widest point - bottom of hip best I think
My thighs are not my greatest asset but like you I am tall and reckon I look okay in skinny jeans as long as I keep the proportions right.
Still not great on the thighs Cyb. They (and my bum) are my bete noirs (can't be arsed with poncey things atop letters, tis poncey enough to say bete noir, surely?)
OP- I have some Primark ones that I am about to do the off with, they're from earlier this year when I was a few months post-partum - PM your address and I'll send them. Much easier to get your head around a new look/ style without investing I think - then if you decide it's for you, go and spend some moolah.
I'm 5'11 and a 14. I live in skinny jeans. I wear them with long-ish tops or layer vests and long sleeved tees over the top to maskup flatter a slight muffin top. If you're tall, you probably have long legs. Show them off!