Your Complete Guide to the Shoes That Are Perfect With Skinny Jeans
They’re a wardrobe staple—a second skin (often quite literally)—yet from time to time, our skinny jeans throw us a sartorial curveball when it comes to which shoes to pair them with. There’s not much in the footwear department that doesn’t go with a spray-on silhouette, but sometimes it’s the wash of the denim and the height of the heel that can make all the difference. A little turn-up here and a lighter shade there can take you from outfit frustration to outfit success. How do we know this? Because one look at some of the most stylish women out there revealed as much. From the queen of skinny jeans, Kate Moss (who must sleep in hers), to Emily Ratajkowski, we’ve scanned their best looks for the ultimate skinny-jean recipes.
Scroll down for your complete guide to what shoes to wear with skinny jeans.
#1: Slip-On Sneakers
Style Notes: Slip-on sneakers have proved that they’re here to stay, and this is music to our ears. If, like petite actress Kate Bosworth, you like yours to have a twist, look to L.A. label Vince for a chunky flatform style. They’re skinny jeans’ new best friend.
Style Notes: An off-duty model is all we need to show us that loafers—even if they’re on the scuffed, vintage side—and skinny jeans are perfect for trekking around a big city in style. Pack a pair (we’re obsessed with the Olsens’ offering at The Row) on your next mini break and wear them on the plane—your feet will thank you.
#3: Classic Sneakers
Style Notes: Skinnies and trainers go together like bread and butter. But as Dutch It girl Claire Rose Cliteur does, wear them with contemporary trainers (Iris & Ink has a great selection) as opposed to a traditional athletic running style. A pale grey shade taps into this urban trend perfectly.
#4: Pointed-Toe Flats
Style Notes: It worked for Audrey Hepburn all those years ago, and it still works today. Flat, pointed shoes elevate a pair of figure-hugging jeans to no end. A colour-popping style like these cult Aquazzura lace-ups adds further interest.
#5: Classic Pointed-Toe Pumps
#6: Ankle Boots
#7: Strappy Heels
Style Notes: There’s nothing like minimalistic strappy sandals to add a dressy edge to a pair of casual jeans. British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a pro at styling hers. Follow her lead and make sure that yours stop just above the ankle straps of your shoes.
#8: Flat Sandals
Style Notes: She made skinny jeans a wardrobe essential around the world, so it’s only right that we look to Kate Moss for how to style them. And the answer is yes, you can wear them with sandals—even jet-black denim. Note how the supermodel added a little turn-up to hers to avoid them scrunching around the ankles—a definite no-no when going for skinny jeans and sandals.
#9: Sock boots
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