5 Jeans-and-Shoe Pairings That Go Together Every Time

We all know how versatile a pair of jeans can be. After all, what other garment can take you from date night to weekend with the same stylish flair and universal appeal? However, their ease is often dependent on another item: footwear.

Shoes have the power to instantly change the mood of your jeans. For example, for a formal occasion, a pair of bejewelled flats will elevate your classic blues to glamorous new heights. Similarly, ballet pumps will add polish to ripped or frayed-hem jeans—simply add a tailored blazer and a button-down, and you've got yourself a chic ensemble.

So which shoes would I recommend wearing with jeans? I'm glad you asked. I've whittled down the shoes to wear with jeans that I truly believe work for just about every occasion you can think of. Keep scrolling to see seven shoes-and-jeans combinations validated by the style elite, and then proceed to shop the outfits for yourself.

STRAPPY SANDALS
Shoes That Go With Jeans:

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@annelauremais

Style Notes: They're one of the summer's prettiest shoe trends, and thankfully, strappy mules look excellent worn with jeans. Their simple silhouette makes for a premium footwear choice and will help to make even bleached denim look luxe.

BALLET FLATS
Shoes That Go With Jeans: Tamu McPherson wears a pair of ballet flats with jeans

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@tamumcpherson

Style Notes: Ballet flats are firmly back on our fashion radar. Typically low cut on the foot, they work with just about any jean length, though we think they look really French when worn with white ankle-grazing jeans.

TENNIS SHOES
Shoes That Go With Jeans:

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@asos_syana

Style Notes: Where there are jeans, trainers can't be too far off. While all sneaker styles will do the off-duty trick, take the minimalist approach with a pair of sleek tennis shoes. 

FLIP-FLOPS
Shoes That Go With Jeans: Ada Oguntodu wears a pair of flip flops with relaxed jeans

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@ada_oguntodu

Style Notes: Where relaxed-fit jeans are concerned, take inspiration from cool Cali girls and wear them with a pair of colour-pop Havaiana flip-flops. A printed tee and statement sunglasses will finish the look. 

ESPADRILLE WEDGES
Shoes That Go With Jeans: Tiffany Hsu wears a pair of espadrilles with wide leg jeans

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@handinfire

Style Notes: Espadrilles look just as good with jeans as they do with printed midi skirts. Wide-leg styles work particularly well, as they balance out the chunky wedge heels. 

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