We all know how versatile a pair of jeans can be. After all, what other garment can take you from date night to weekend with the same stylish flair and universal appeal? However, their ease is often dependent on another item: footwear.
Shoes have the power to instantly change the mood of your jeans. For example, for a formal occasion, a pair of bejewelled flats will elevate your classic blues to glamorous new heights. Similarly, ballet pumps will add polish to ripped or frayed-hem jeans—simply add a tailored blazer and a button-down, and you've got yourself a chic ensemble.
So which shoes would I recommend wearing with jeans? I'm glad you asked. I've whittled down the shoes to wear with jeans that I truly believe work for just about every occasion you can think of. Keep scrolling to see seven shoes-and-jeans combinations validated by the style elite, and then proceed to shop the outfits for yourself.
Style Notes: They're one of the summer's prettiest shoe trends, and thankfully, strappy mules look excellent worn with jeans. Their simple silhouette makes for a premium footwear choice and will help to make even bleached denim look luxe.
Ganni Amanda Belted Silk Blouse (£34)
Charles & Keith Black Half Moon Clutch (£59)
Topshop Considered Washed Black Straight Jeans (£40)
Charles & Keith Leather Strappy Mules (£45)
Style Notes: Ballet flats are firmly back on our fashion radar. Typically low cut on the foot, they work with just about any jean length, though we think they look really French when worn with white ankle-grazing jeans.
Temperley London Sophia Jacket (£595)
Arket Loose Barrel Leg Overdyed Jeans (£99)
Aeydē Classic Ballerina Flats (£175)
Style Notes: Where there are jeans, trainers can't be too far off. While all sneaker styles will do the off-duty trick, take the minimalist approach with a pair of sleek tennis shoes.
La Collection Oversized Silk Shirt (£150)
Charles & Keith Two-Tone Turn-Lock Shoulder Bag (£65)
Superga 2750 Trainers (£55)
Style Notes: Where relaxed-fit jeans are concerned, take inspiration from cool Cali girls and wear them with a pair of colour-pop Havaiana flip-flops. A printed tee and statement sunglasses will finish the look.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Rectangular Acetate Sunglasses (£280)
Gucci Oversized Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£490)
Topshop Mid Blue Slim Wide Leg Jeans (£40)
Arket Havaianas Top Flip-Flops (£25)
Style Notes: Espadrilles look just as good with jeans as they do with printed midi skirts. Wide-leg styles work particularly well, as they balance out the chunky wedge heels.
Rejina Pyo Nico Checked Shirt (£213)
Maison Margiela High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans (£380)
Castañer Carina Canvas Wedge Espadrilles (£85)
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