The beauty of denim is that it goes with just about anything. But even though it’s hard to go wrong when finding the perfect match for your perfect pair of jeans, there are still some combos that are especially right. To help you realize your denim’s full potential, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite denim and shoe pairings that will completely upgrade your jean game.
Wide Leg Crop + Canvas Sneakers
Wide leg jeans are the epitome of effortless casual style, so you should go with that vibe and keep everything super laid back with a simple pair of canvas sneakers.
Fringe Hem + Low Heel Pump
A fringed hem can make a pair of cropped denim feel extra risky, but pairing the daring jeans with some toned down classic heels offers up a nice balance of trendy and simple.
Crop Flare + Ankle Boots
Cropped flared jeans and ankle boots are a match made in style heaven, but to make sure that you pair the two properly, try to go for a pair of jeans that hit right at the top of your booties or lower.
Straight Leg + Leather Mule
Straight leg denim – along with mom, boyfriend, and girlfriend jeans – have a very relaxed vibe, so it’s fun to go for something unexpected by pairing the denim with a sleek, structured mule.
Skinny + Strappy Sandal
Skinny jeans have become something of a baseline when it comes to denim collections, so statement heels make for the perfect way to dress-up a low-key pair.
Distressed Skinny + Loafer Slipper
A few rips here and there add an edgy flair to any denim, but a pair of sleek loafers manage to make even the most distressed pair of jeans look super polished and pulled together.