I'm a Fashion Editor—Here Are 6 Jeans-and-Sandals Looks That Are Inspiring Me

I’ve been trying to work out the perfect outfit to wear right now—you know, for this awkward transitional spring weather we’re having. I’ve tried knits and wide-leg trousers, I’ve tried dresses with trainers, and I’ve tried full-on suits. (I’m usually a big tailoring fan.) But the pairing I keep coming back to again and again is my trust jeans-and-sandals outfit.  

It just works for so many occasions at the moment. The jeans don’t give you the same tights-or-no-tights dilemma as a midi dress does, and the sandals say “I’m ready for spring.” But the best part is that you can mix it up within the jeans and sandals categories and create so many different looks with this simple combo. Then, just add a top that works for whatever you’re doing that day. Whether you opt for baggy jeans, platform sandals and a tank top or straight-leg jeans, leather slides and a pretty top, you probably already own the pieces you need to make a great jeans-and-sandal outfit. 

Sometimes the hardest part of getting dressed is finding inspiration for outfit combinations, even with an easy pairing like jeans and sandals. And since I’ve been leaning on this look so much this spring, I took it upon myself to start saving some great examples that my favourite influencers have been wearing lately to copy. Below, you’ll find the ones I’ve been styling up the most, and I’ve shopped them out, too, just in case you’re missing any items from a look that you love. 

Keep scrolling to see and shop the best jeans-and-sandals outfits for wearing right now.

1. Cropped Jeans + Slides

Slightly cropped straight jeans look great with simple slides that show off your ankles. 

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This will add a fun pop of colour to a simple jeans-and-sandals outfit. 

I love this lighter shade of blue denim for the warmer months. 

I can't believe how affordable these are. 

2. Split-Hem Jeans + Heeled Sandals

Show off fresh, white, strappy sandals by framing them with a split hem. Perfect for date nights or drinks with friends. 

The Rowe jeans are a fashion-insider favourite. 

Add these to any jeans outfit to dress it up. 

3. Criss-Cross Jeans + Flatform Sandals

Jeans and Sandals Outfits

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@_jessicaskye

This is a look I know I'll live in all season. Invest in the perfect white tank top, and then elevate the look with cross-waist jeans and on-trend platform flip-flops.

These are & Other Stories' latest jeans. 

I have these in black and wear them constantly. 

4. Cargo Jeans + Fisherman Sandals

This look feels very fresh for 2022—the baggy cargo jeans, the fisherman sandals, the cute crochet top. What's not to like?

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This will elevate so many of your basics. 

5. White Jeans + Brown Leather Slides

Jeans and Sandals Outfits

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@smythsisters

Layer neutral tones and add tan leather sandals for an outfit that will always look polished. 

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This creamy yellow shirt feels unique. 

I've just added these to my basket. 

These will sell out very quickly. I'm sure of it. 

6. Flared Jeans + Thong Sandals

Bring your bootcut and flared jeans into this summer with classic black thong sandals. 

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