If you’re a fan of
slim-fit jeans (which we’ll assume you are), you’ve probably faced the following dilemma at least once during your life: You’ve put together a super-cute outfit with your favorite pair of your tightest denim, and you have absolutely no idea what shoes to wear with skinny jeans. Depending on the occasion, strappy heels might feel too dressy, flat sandals can sometimes look too bulky, and you feel like you just can’t pull off sneakers.
We get it—so much so that we’ve racked our brains for eight amazing ways to wear a plethora of different shoes with
skinny jeans. Each kind pulls off a very different (but equally stylish) vibe, and hopefully, these tips will help the next time you’re feeling shoe stumped. Scroll down for your complete guide to what shoes to wear with skinny jeans.
WHO: Gigi Hadid. WHAT: Arguably the most on-trend shoes at the moment, classic lace-up sneakers definitely should have a place in your wardrobe, especially when paired with solid skinny jeans. These work well when you’re having a super-casual daytime event or simply running errands in a slouchy T-shirt and jeans. Available in sizes 4 to 11.5. Want to add some pizazz to your look? Pink stars are the only way. Available in sizes 5 to 11.5. Black and white never goes out of style. Available in sizes 35 IT to 41 IT. These idyllic white sneakers are definitely worth the price. We would expect nothing less from this killer collaboration. WHO: Sienna Miller. WHAT: If you’re heading to brunch or a casual cocktail hour after work, pair your skinnies with a pair of flat sandals. More neutral sandals work well with this jean style to keep your look simpler, but don't be afraid to step outside the box in a pair of statement slides as well. Furry feet are more fun. Upgrade your classic lace-up sandals with a bold pearl embellishment. Sandals made for a princess. The nude color will elongate your legs in everything from skinny jeans to dresses. WHO: Olivia Palermo. WHAT: Yes, simple flats can be more than just the shoes you wear to and from the office every day. They can also dress up a pair of skinny jeans in a very sleek and simple way. Opt for classic pairs for a polished look, or embrace embellishments and fun textures for an instant skinny-jean upgrade. Simple, elegant, and rich. The texture of this shoe makes them look so expensive. The hardware on these flats brings us back to our childhood—in a good way. A modern take on the classic ballet flat. WHO: Kate Bosworth. WHAT: The other major on-trend shoes right now also happen to look stellar with a pair of skinnies. Both the platform and classic styles of these shoes look sleek when paired with this kind of denim. Feel free to play around with fun colors and prints too—the slip-on world is your oyster. You'll feel cool every time you slip into these sneakers. These are the sneakers that are missing from your fall wardrobe. This color, though… For the days when you want to keep it plain and simple. WHO: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. WHAT: For prime sultry appeal, forgo all other shoe options in favor of strappy heels. You have a lot of freedom here when it comes to color—everything from a simple, understated black version to a wild pop of colors or prints will work—but be sure to steer clear of patent and other shiny, potentially inexpensive-looking fabrics. It's a guarantee that if you own these sandals, you'll never want to take them off. Choosing just one shoe from Brother Vellies was harder than you think—we want everything! Perfectly sultry black sandals. These will give you legs for days. WHO: Hailey Baldwin. WHAT: If you want a sleek and easy way to dress up a pair of skinny jeans, definitely reach for your favorite pair of pointy-toe pumps. Black or nude are always classic options, but if you want to make more of a statement, definitely reach for a pop of color like red, snakeskin, or cobalt. From the heel to the vamp, you'll have people doing a double-take when you wear these shoes. Again, shoes this timeless are worth the investment. Fashion-girl eye candy in a pair of shoes. Closet staple: black pumps. WHO: Emily Ratajkwoski. WHAT: For a more daring vibe that remains eternally stylish, go for over-the-knee boots. Since skinny jeans are tapered to your leg by nature, the silhouette they create will be flattering and striking beyond belief. The block heels make these boots 10 times more comfortable. These give off a chic equestrian vibe that we are so into. Take a walk on the wild side in these sharp boots. WHO: Rihanna. WHAT: Here’s a little-known secret: Ankle boots seem to never be going out of style. This season, opt for fresh styles like all-white, printed, and classic black. Fit wise, you preferably want a jean that hits right above the top of the boots too. One of the biggest ankle boot trends out right now. Available in sizes 5 to 12. The perfect fall ankle boot. These stacked heels are to die for, as is the gorgeous leather material. Currently obsessing over the print and the price. What is your favorite way to style your skinny jeans? Let us know in the comments below! This post has been updated by Lauren Eggertsen. Available in sizes 35 IT to 41 IT.