I'm a Fashion Editor—Here Are 7 Jeans-and-Sandals Outfits That Are Inspiring Me

I’ve been trying to work out the perfect outfit to wear as we enter summer. I’ve tried relaxed shirting 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 trusty jeans-and-sandals outfit.  

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It just works for so many occasions, and will be more and more handy as temperatures continue to rise over the coming weeks. I find that you can mix it up within the jeans and sandals categories to 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 expect to lean on this look so much this summer, I took it upon myself to start saving some great examples that my favourite influencers have put together 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 and into the summer months.

1. Cropped Jeans + Slides

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


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. 

2. Split-Hem Jeans + Heeled Sandals

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


Add these to any jeans outfit to dress it up. 

3. Criss-Cross Jeans + Flatform Sandals

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Style Notes: 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.

I have these in black and wear them constantly. 

4. Cargo Jeans + Fisherman Sandals

Style Notes: This look feels very fresh for 2023—the baggy cargo jeans, the fisherman sandals, and the cute crochet top. What's not to like?


This will elevate so many of your basics. 

5. White Jeans + Brown Leather Slides

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


This creamy yellow shirt feels unique. 

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

6. Flared Jeans + Thong Sandals

Style Notes: Bring your bootcut and flared jeans into summer with classic black thong sandals. 

These come in UK sizes 4 – 34. 

7. Wide-Leg Jeans + Espadrilles

Style Notes: If you favour a little height in the footwear department, choose a pair of espadrille wedges to complement your wide-leg denim.


The wash of these jeans is seriously stand-out.

M&S is meeting all of my sandal needs this season.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.