The Worst Shoes to Wear With Jeans
Calling all denim and shoe enthusiasts—your best styling tips have arrived. Jeans and shoes are a few of the most-loved—and most-worn—items in many closets. But which ones pair well together comes down to a bit of trial and error. With the plethora of styles, there are lots of possible combinations, but not all of them work.
Curious to find out the learnings of Who What Wear’s editors, I asked them to weigh in with their style advice and which shoes they would never wear with jeans. It turns out that they all have some great advice on the subject. Most of them come down to silhouettes or lengths that don’t work with certain shoe styles and ahead, they’re breaking down the specific pairings to avoid. Go on to find out which shoes not to wear with jeans and to shop our edit of the best combos to wear for the season ahead.
“Jeans on the baggier side (looser and long—aka not cropped) with mules that cover a lot of the foot are a combination that I always try but end up not wearing. Maybe if I was model height it would be a different story, but I find it's not my favourite look on my 5’4” frame. Those types of jeans work better for me when you can see some foot, such as a pair of barely there sandals.”
“I’ve tried (and) failed on many occasions to wear my favourite pair of cropped jeans with ankle boots and I’ve concluded it’s due to the awkward amount of leg that emerges between the jean’s hem and the boots. Instead I’ve had a major success story with mules (flat or heeled—it doesn’t matter) and my cropped jeans.”
Madewell The Perfect Summer Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($100)
Available in sizes 24 to 32.
Now, the only five jeans you need in your closet.