What shoes to wear with jeans

By: Julia McEwen / Photography by Carlyle Routh

Photography by Carlyle Routh Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Carlyle Routh


What shoes to wear with jeans

By: Julia McEwen / Photography by Carlyle Routh
Flared, skinny, wide-legged, cropped... there are many styles of jeans, and each one works with a different style of shoe. Follow our guide to figure out what shoes to wear with jeans of any kind.

What shoes to wear with jeans - skinny jeans and ballet flats

Skinny jeans
We love the simplicity of pairing skinnies with a classic pair of ballet flats. Animal print and a bright hit of yellow add flair to an uncomplicated shoe.

Jeans, $45, Shoes, $55,

What shoes to wear with jeans - boyfriend jeans and oxfords

Rolled-up jeans
Wear more sophisticated loafers or oxfords with a rolled-up hem. The juxtaposition of a formal shoe with a casual pant works!

Jeans, $39, Shoes, $128,

Wide-legged jeans with wedges

Wide-legged jeans
Keep the hemlines long on your wide-legged jeans and pair with sturdy platform sandals. Your legs will look like they go on forever!

Jeans, $30, Shoes, $100,

White jeans with leopard sandals

White jeans
For a fair-weather day, cropped white jeans with a textured trim play nice with leopard-print sandals.

Jeans, $165, Sandals, $70,

Boyfriend jeans with pink high heels

Casual boyfriend jeans
Elevate your menswear-inspired jeans with a polished pair of pumps. The structured shoe balances out baggy denim trousers.

Jeans, $60, Shoes, $60,

Boot-cut jeans with booties

Boot-cut jeans
Wear your boot-cut jeans with high-heeled booties in a similar colour. Ideally, the hem should hit the toe cap to show just the right amount of heel.

Jeans, $188, Booties, $60,

Read more: 
4 ways to restyle your denim jacket
4 ways to wear skinny jeans

This story was originally published in the April 2015 issue.

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