Wondering What Shoes to Wear with Jeans? We Have the Answers!

Jeans are a wardrobe staple for just about every woman in Australia. Whether you’re tall, short, curvy or slim, it’s not difficult to find a pair that you can wear for any occasion. Jeans work for nights out, dates with your new flame, brunch with the girls or a day out shopping, but one question that we always get asked is – what shoes should I wear with jeans?

With many styles and colours of jeans, you’d be forgiven for being confused about what you should be putting on your feet when you head out the door. To make life a little easier for you, we are going to share our top picks for suitable footwear to pair with the most popular jean styles.

Skinny jeans – the world is your oyster

Skinny jeans are without a doubt the most popular jean style of the last few years, and thankfully they are super versatile when it comes to choosing your footwear.

Match with sneakers or slip on loafers for a casual weekend look, and if the weather is warmer, slides or flat sandals in any colour will serve you well.

If you’re heading out for dinner or to a party, strappy heels will transform your outfit to chic and sexy, or if you don’t need the extra height, a pair of sparkly ballet flats does the same trick.

In winter, boots with skinny jeans are your best friend, and thanks to their leg-hugging cut, you can wear ankle, mid or knee-high boots with ease.

What shoes to wear with cropped or rolled up jeans?

If you’re a fan of the shorter styles such as boyfriend, mum or cuffed jeans, boots may not always be the best option. These types of jeans work better with footwear that sit below your ankle such as sneakers, ballet flats, sandals and slides so you can show off that bit of lower leg that the style was made for.

If you’re after a dressier look, consider a pair of understated high heels or a wedged espadrille.

What about straight leg or boot cut jeans?

With a bit of flare around your ankle, it’s best to opt for simplistic footwear styles that can fit under the material comfortably. In the cooler months opt for Chelsea boots or sock boots that sit close to your skin so you can’t see the outline under your jeans. In spring or summer, sling back pumps or kitten heels are ideal when you want a look that’s a little less casual.

What to wear with ripped jeans

It’s best to steer clear of chunkier shoe styles when wearing ripped jeans, so aim for footwear that is more refined and can balance out the casual jeans. Opt for classic nude pumps or heeled sandals for the evening, and high top or regular white sneakers in the daytime.

With free shipping on all orders over $69 anywhere in Australia and a simple returns policy, shopping for a new pair of shoes to wear with jeans is a breeze at Famous Footwear. We offer a range of styles at affordable prices, and if you’re on a budget, check out our sale page for awesome discounts.