In My Opinion, These Classic Shoes Always Look Superior With Jeans

There's no denying the appeal of jeans, likely the most versatile item in most wardrobes, but wearing them day in, day out can feel a little like Groundhog Day—particularly as we edge nearer to the end of spring. After wearing jeans exclusively with boots (or perhaps slippers) for what felt like forever, we're looking to switch up our footwear for something more seasonally appropriate. Although sandal weather feels imminent, to get us through the in-between season when there are still plenty of chillier days, we're wearing loafers.

With the ability to add a polished vibe to any outfit, it's little wonder that loafers feature in the regular rotations of social media's sleekest dressers. You can thank Gucci for marking their return to the style agenda a few years back. Still, loafers have proven themselves to be a perennial favourite that will never really go out of style. Though, right now, they're proving more popular than ever. 

From classic snaffle loafers to the taller, stacked-heel options cropping up, loafers will help transition all of your wares into the new season, but none more so than denim.

We're pairing jeans and loafers with neutral blazers or basic jersey tops for a faultless everyday look that feels more put-together than the majority of things we've worn lately. If you're keen to try out the look as well and in need of some visual inspiration, we've found eight chic examples of how to wear jeans and loafers together for you to peruse below.

1. Cardigan + Jeans + Loafers

Jeans and Loafers: @cocobeautea wears jeans and loafers

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Style Notes: If you're still feeling the chill, add a chunky cardigan into your jean-and-loafer outfit equation. 

There’s a reason people rave about & Other Stories jeans. 

2. Striped Shirt + Jeans + Loafers

Style Notes: Like jeans and loafers, striped shirts are considered a wardrobe classic, so it makes perfect sense to wear them together. 

M&S’s best-selling, straight-leg jeans are finally back in stock. 

Chunky chain details make loafers feel so fresh this season. 

3. Blazer + Bucket Hat + Jeans + Loafers

Jeans and Loafers: @ada_oguntodu wears jeans and loafers

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@ada_oguntodu

Style Notes: Follow Ada's lead and style your black loafers with a pair of white socks and a bucket hat for instant throwback appeal.

A fun and frugal way to update your wardrobe this summer. 

Wide-leg jeans are here to stay. 

Are you a fan of heels? Look for loafers with block heels to suit your style. 

4. T-Shirt + Shoulder Bag + Jeans + Loafers

Style Notes: You needn’t stick to blue denim for your jeans-and-loafers outfit. Embrace a monochrome palette with an ecru pair, and team it with a black top, loafers, and accessories. 

Button-front jeans give off a vintage feel. 

Complete the look with matching Prada loafers. 

5. Denim Shirt + Jeans + Loafers

Jeans and Loafers: @lindatol_ wears jeans and loafers

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@lindatol_

Style Notes: Denim-on-denim was a noteworthy look on the spring/summer 2022 runways. Give the combination a classic spin with a pair of sleek black leather loafers. 

This denim shirt is soft and thin enough to be tucked in.

This minimalist pair likely will become the shoes you reach for most often. 

6. White Shirt + Jeans + Loafers

Jeans and Loafers: @sylviemus_ wears jeans and loafers

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@sylviemus_

Style Notes: While simple on paper, Sylvie’s ecru-jeans-and-white-shirt look is elevated even further with the addition of black shiny loafers (and a cute bag to match). 

The shirt every influencer I follow already owns. 

You’ll get so much wear out of ecru jeans in the summer months. 

7. Blazer + Crossbody + Jeans + Loafers

Jeans and Loafers: @anoukyve wears jeans and loafers

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@anoukyve

Style Notes: Make like Anouk and wear your loafers with other fashion classics, such as an oversized blazer. 

The slightly crinkled texture of this blazer feels so current. 

You needn’t stick to black loafers. A tan suede pair will serve you well in the warmer months, as it generally looks softer in comparison. 

8. T-Shirt + Belt + Jeans + Loafers

Style Notes: Another look that showcases how to perfectly style a light pair of jeans with contrasting shoes and accessories. 

Shop the look:

The T-shirt our editors will recommend to anyone who’ll listen. 

Prepare to see this Loewe belt everywhere this season. 

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