What shoes should you wear with jeans?
That seems like a no- brainer, right?
Wrong. Sure, you probably wear jeans whenever you’re not working.
They’re your go-to casual pants. You slip them on and grab whatever ratty sneakers you have lying around and you’re good to go.
In today’s style climate, your jeans shouldn’t just be for your lazy outfits. Jeans are high-fashion. Jeans can impress just as much as a well put together suit. You can dress them up or down. And what really pulls the outfit together is your footwear.
We’re going to break it down for you into three situations: Casual, Semi-casual, and formal. Yes. Jeans can be considered formal now. So sit back, and get ready to toss out your shoe collection. We’ll start with the easy stuff.
First of all, let’s separate casual from lazy. Casual is your lunch/coffee date outfit. Lazy is your “hungover, running to the grocery store” outfit. If you can’t spate those two, then you have bigger problems than footwear.
Once your shoes get more embellished than simple sneakers, it’s time to step up into smart casual. We’ve written about this style before, and the key is riding the line between formal and informal.
This is where pairing your jeans with a solid pair of shoes gets more confusing. Your jeans still have some flexibility color-wise, but if you haven’t already slimmed up the cut of your jeans, it’s a must for this look.
Pair your jeans with some low profile canvas or leather sneakers for a simple look. You can also go sleek and stylish with a pair of chelsea boots or a little more rugged with workboots.
If you go this route, make sure your top half matches. Workboots with a slim cut, pink oxford would look out of place.