20 Jeans-and-Heels Outfits You'll See Everywhere in 2022

Jeans and heels are about as classic an outfit as it comes. Denim, being one of the most versatile wardrobe staples to exist, can just as easily be worn to a fancy dinner party as it can to run errands, while heels help to add a little oomph to any look. But we’ll admit, sometimes the term “jeans and heels” can sound a little, well, basic.

But with today’s many trending jean silhouettes and heels styles, the outfit possibilities are pretty endless, going far beyond classic blue jeans and pumps. Whether you opt for baggy boot-cut jeans and pointy slingbacks or pair a flared style with towering platforms, jeans and heels can look just as polished or cool as any other of today’s trends.

In need of some inspiration for how to wear jeans and heels? Ahead, we scoured the feeds of our favorite fashion girls to see how they’re doing it, and trust us—these outfits are anything but basic. Keep scrolling for 20 looks you’ll want to copy ASAP and, of course, where to shop each item.

white denim and black heeled sandals

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@taniceelizabeth

You can’t go wrong with a black-and-white ensemble, and we love how these dainty kitten-heel sandals elevate this otherwise casual look.

light-wash denim and pumps

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@camillecharriere

Light-wash jeans are a bit tougher to dress up than darker washes, but add on a pair of cap-toe slingbacks and a sleek blazer? So chic.

high-rise jeans and nude mules

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@javiera

Low-heel mules have been trending for the last few seasons, and they’re showing no signs of stopping for 2022. A simple nude pair works well with any outfit, including baggier denim.

black jeans and chunky mules

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@alyssainthecity

Poppy top-stitching makes classic black skinny jeans way more interesting. We love how this pair looks with matching chunky heeled clogs.

straight cut jeans and chunky pumps

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@emmanuellek_

Classic blue jeans, especially those of the skinny variety, will always be our go-to. These extra-chunky pumps really up the cool factor.

red jeans with white mules

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@jen_wonders

If you weren’t aware, red pants are trending right now—including red denim. This wide-leg style looks extra polished paired with exaggerated square-toe mules.

acid wash jeans and platform sandals

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@eggcanvas

Yup, we’ll be pairing all of our acid-wash denim with towering platform sandals going forward.

relaxed white jeans and platform heels

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@couturekulten

At first glance, this white-denim look reads casual, but the simple black heeled sandals bring it to party-ready status.

black skinny jeans and black heels

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@sylviemus_

An all-black ensemble is always chic—just ask a New Yorker. Black skinnies and black Mary Janes with black socks might just be our new favorite combination.

printed denim and strappy sandals

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@mariejedig

Of all the jean trends of 2022, printed denim is arguably the most fun—especially when styled with a printed top. Pair with simple strappy sandals like the above to keep things from looking too busy.

raw-edge jeans and ankle-strap sandals

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@meccajw

Frayed, raw-edge denim will always have a cool and effortless feel. A sleek pair of ankle-strap sandals like the ones above make them a tad dressier.

jeans and sparkly pumps

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@sasha.mei

Pairing oversize white shirting with relaxed denim is currently every fashion girl’s go-to casual look, but a hint of sparkle really elevates it. 

Gray jeans and statement heels

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@_priscav

A sculptural heel makes any denim look way more exciting.

low-rise jeans and platform sandals

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@devonleecarlson

Still not sold on the low-rise jeans revival? This Y2K-inspired look may just change your mind. We need these chunky silver platforms in our lives ASAP.

yellow denim and green heels

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@emilisindlev

We’re always here for an unexpected color combination. Take this look, which pairs pastel yellow jeans with lime green PVC sandals, for example.

blue jeans and rainbow heeled sandals

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@spicy.mayo

Looking for that special something to bring your basic denim to the next level? Try a pair of rainbow mules.

Loose fit jeans and yellow sandals

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@aimeesong

Light-wash denim, yellow heeled sandals, and a flouncy top? This look just screams spring.

ripped jeans and strappy sandals

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@femmeblk

This look is a lesson for making your destroyed denim dinner-appropriate. Simply throw on a pair of strappy black sandals, a chic, oversize blazer, and voilà!

bellbottom jeans and platform heels

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@musingsofacurvylady

We love a good ’70s-inspired ensemble. Catch us copying this bell-bottom and platforms look ASAP.

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