So, you’ve found the perfect pair of jeans for you: a pair that fits like a second skin. Identifying which shoes will go best with your jeans is the next step, and then begin plotting the various ways you will dress your new wardrobe essentials.
Are you unsure of where to begin? It’s not a big deal, because we’ve compiled a list of our favorite matches for you below. Besides serving as a source of endless fashion inspiration, these looks also serve as simple-to-follow guides for embracing on-trend designs and difficult length variations.
With everything from knee-length shorts to midi skirts and high-waist fits, we’ve rounded up all the best shoes to pair with jeans and other denim styles—as well as where to buy them!
Straight-leg Jeans And Clunky Dad Sneakers Are A Classic Combination
Is there a surefire outfit you can wear over and over again? Straight-leg jeans and a pair of chunky dad sneakers complete the look. The style, which is often seen pulled together on the street by style mavens around the globe, creates an effortless look that simultaneously stands out and blends in. Whether you’re rocking a distinctive sneaker such as Nikes, Stan Smiths, or a custom pair of kicks, they can be dressed up with slim-fit jeans or kept more casual when paired with straight-leg jeans. To add contrast, cuff the raw edges or leave them puddling over the shoe for a floor-kissing, laissez-faire look.
Walking Sandals And A Pair Of Baggy Vintage Pants
Pair a pair of non-stretch vintage jeans with a pair of black slides for an outfit that reads surprisingly current and cool. Whether you choose high-rise or low-slung jeans, the look is effortless and, by default, ridiculously comfortable.
Jeans With A High Waist And A Pair Of Striking Heels
In our opinion, the ideal high-low combination is high-waisted jeans paired with attention-getting heels. (Your guiding principle should be, “The bolder the better.”) There’s something about the contrast of light- or dark-wash denim with a graceful heel that feels just perfect in this situation.
Jeans With A Flared Hem And Heeled Booties
Flares and heeled booties are great options if you want to show off your legs. Not only are they the ideal companions for creating a lengthening effect, but the heel also adds that extra bit of height you require to prevent having to visit the tailor. A Western-inspired boot pairs wonderfully with this denim look’s ’70s vibe, and it’s right on trend for the season right now.
Bermuda Jean Shorts And Square-toe Sandals Are A Classic Combination
It is not necessary to be over 5’5″ in order to wear knee-length shorts, as demonstrated by the styling in this photo. Put on an oversized button-down and a pair of heeled sandals for a polished summer style that can be worn from day to night without seeming out of place.
Skinny Pants And Open-toed Shoes Are A Great Combination
A major fashion trend right now is the pairing of clogs or mules with skinny jeans—and one of our favorite ways to wear them is with skinny jeans. Making your way out the door in the morning is a no-brainer when you wear this unexpected but on-trend combination.
Jeans Skirt Paired With Knee-high Boots
However, while a denim skirt can be difficult to style, it almost always looks great when paired with knee-high boots, whether you’re wearing it in the summer with an oversized sleeveless vest or in the fall with a baby-soft cashmere sweater.
Cutoffs In Denim And A Pair Of Bright Slide Sandals
A pair of denim cutoffs is an easy-to-wear summer favorite that should be paired with something just as easy to wear as they are. To dress up a plain pair of frayed shorts, choose a pair of statement-making slides that everyone will notice.
Jeans With Rips And Platform Loafers
Loafers are a low-key way to dress up distressed jeans without having to commit to a pair of heels, which is ideal if you want to dress them up without having to commit to a pair of heels. You’ll get bonus points if you choose a pair of shoes in a bright color or with chain embellishments. In contrast to the casual fit, the menswear-inspired shoe lends you an air of cool yet laid-back confidence that never comes off as overly effortful.
Jeans With A Slim fit And Chunky Boots
It’s no surprise that a pair of chunky boots is a year-round celeb must-have. Whether it has a lug-sole, a solid block heel, or laces, the stylistic possibilities are endless—not to mention that it is a shoe shape that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time without feeling fatigued (and through all kinds of testing weather conditions). Make use of them to ground slim-fit jeans, such as the Levi’s Wedgie model, which is a Glamour editor’s favorite, for a perfect ’90s-inspired look.
Jeans In White With Leather Boots
Leather boots, whether with or without heels, are ideal for giving cream or stark white denim an edgy twist—while also making the light wash wearable all year long. Who said that you couldn’t wear white after Labor Day was false?
Choosing which shoes to go with a particular outfit can be a difficult decision. Remember, you’re seeking for a comfortable pair of shoes that keeps your feet cool. The beauty of slides is that because of their simplicity and versatility, they are much easier to pair with an outfit than other shoes. You will find it much easier and more pleasurable to choose an outfit to match with your shoes in the future if you keep these style guidelines in your back pocket. To reiterate, though, the final decision is yours. Don’t be scared to show off your individuality and be inventive when it comes to crafting clothes!