Every Cool Girl I Know Loves This Jeans-and-Shoes Pairing

Probably the most versatile item in your wardrobe, there's no denying the appeal of jeans, but wearing them day in, day out can feel a little like Groundhog Day—particularly as we edge nearer to the end of winter. After wearing jeans exclusively with boots (or perhaps slippers) for a solid five months, now's the time to switch up your footwear for something more springlike. Sandals still feel way off, so to bridge the gap, we suggest loafers.

With the ability to add a polished vibe to any outfit, it's little wonder that loafers feature in the regular rotations of social media's sleekest dressers. You can thank Gucci for marking their return to the style agenda a few years back. Still, loafers have proven themselves to be a perennial favourite that will never really go out of style, though right now they're proving more popular than ever.

From classic snaffle loafers to the taller, stacked heel options cropping up, loafers will help transition all of your wares into the new season, but none more so than denim.

Pair your jeans and loafers with neutral knitwear or basic jersey tops for a faultless every day that feels more put-together than the majority of things we've worn in the last year. However, should you need some visual inspiration, we've found eight chic examples of how to wear jeans and loafers together for you to peruse below.

Style Notes: If you're still feeling the chill, rest assured your loafers will look excellent styled with socks until spring kicks into gear.


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Kassl Editions Press-Stud Belted Cotton-Blend Raincoat (£700)

& Other Stories Keeper Cut Jeans (£65)

Marks & Spencer Leather Square Toe Loafers (£50)


Style Notes: While not strictly minimal, loafers loan themselves perfectly to pared-back aesthetics and colour palettes.

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Whistles Roll Neck Merino Wool Jumper (£109)

A.P.C Sailor High-Rise Jeans (£190)

Dune Gisella Chain Detail Leather Loafers (£120)


Style Notes: For an offbeat look, follow Ada's lead and style your black loafers with a pair of white socks for instant throwback appeal.

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COS Boyfriend Fit Blazer (£135)

Monki Yoko Mid Blue Jeans (£40)

& Other Stories Rope Chain Leather Loafers (£100)


Style Notes: If ecru denim is one of your favourite spring trends (it's certainly one of ours), a pair of black leather loafers will help them feel weather-appropriate on cooler days.

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ACNE Studios Belted Double-Breasted Trench Coat (£600)

Arket Regular Cropped Jeans (£59)

Church's Staden W Polished Binder Loafers (£480)


Style Notes: While loafers look great with any jean shape, like Emma, we love upping the retro feel with a pair of kick flares.

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Weekday Edyn Poplin Shirt (£35)

Mango High Waist Straigth Leg Jeans (£50)

Gucci Sylvie Chain-Embellished Loafers (£610)


Style Notes: Eternally chic, make like Lorna and wear your loafers with other wardrobe classics, such as top-handle bags and Breton stripes.

Shop the look:

Weekday Avalon Stripe Sweater (£55)

Étoile Isabel Marant Corsysr Jeans (£195)

Zara Leather Loafers with Buckles (£50)


Style Notes: While simple on paper, Lindsey's look is made all the more interesting with he pair of plaque-adorned loafers.

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Marks and Spencer Pure Cotton Straight Fit Long Sleeve Top (£9)

Citizens of Humanity Charlotte Jeans (£260)

Givenchy Elba Logo-Embellished Loafers (£595)


Style Notes: Going out sans coat might be off-limits right now, but we're bookmarking this white tee and white jean look for April. Until then, add heritage checked outerwear.

Shop the look:

Arket Heavy-Weight T-Shirt (£35)

Vanessa Bruno Molly Cropped Jeans (£99)

& Other Stories Equestrian Buckle Loafers (£85)

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