Like gin and tonic, jeans and boots are basically a classic combination that won't raise any eyebrows. With this being said, seen as there are more denim styles than ever – from staple skinny and retro flare to mum, boyfriend and even dad – choosing the right cut is step one of the equation. Step two, is finding the ideal pair of boots to go with them. Again, there are so many key styles this season this can take some real thought. Do you go for Prada's sell-out stomper boots like Lucy Williams? Or do you try out the Jimmy Choo snake print knee-highs that have already reached cult status? Which ever ones you go for, it's not as easy as throwing them on with the first piece of denim you spot in your wardrobe.
This is why we're here to help – after scouring the Instagram pages of some of the most stylish women on Instagram, we've found 5 easy-to-wear jeans and boots pairings. From Western styles with kick-flare jeans to the spray-on skinny and knee-high boots unlikely duo that has resurfaced from the depths of the 00s. These are the options you can look to with reassurance that they'll work without any awkward 'does this toe shape look odd?' or 'is this heel height too low for my jeans?' kinda moments. Continue to see, and shop the jeans and boots looks that will inspire your outfit choices for the foreseeable.
Straight Jeans + Chunky Chelsea Boots
Style Notes: Everyone needs a high waist, straight leg pair of jeans in their lives. Wear with chunky tread Chelsea boots à la Lucy Williams (her Prada pair has sold out, sob) and make sure they're slightly cropped so they don't bunch at the ankle.
Style Notes: Western boots have been key from summer through to autumn, and they're sticking around for winter, too. Keep with the Wild West theme and mix in leather textures and flared jeans – go for a dark wash to keep the pairing looking premium.
Skinny Jeans + Knee-High Boots
Style Notes: Darja wears the Jimmy Choo snake print knee-high boots in green, and they've nearly sold out across all sites. Take note from your 2003+ self and pull them on over a pair of spray on skinny black jeans – believe us, the styling trick is back for 2019.
White Jeans + Printed Ankle Boots
Style Notes: You don't have to pack your light denim away just because the days are getting darker. Make like Jess and weave in deeper neutral shades. A heeled pair of printed ankle boots look so good popping out of a white hem.
Style Notes: Lace up boots are everywhere this season – from Rejina Pyo to Whistles' sell out pair – and they're big news. Wear a cropped style jean to show off the dreamt detail and make sure they're heeled to keep them sleek.