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What Shoes to Wear with Jeans

Updated: 3/15/24

Denim can be a uniform for some women. Whether you prefer a loose, relaxed fit, slim fit, or cropped, there are so many options available for women's designer jeans that it's hard not to turn to them day after day. But sometimes, you may ask yourself: what shoes will I wear with these jeans? Or how should I style the overall look? Luckily, Garbarini put together this quick guide on what shoes to wear with different types of jeans. 

Here are some of our favorite denim and shoe combos available at Garbarini:

Low Rise Straight Leg Jeans with Loafers

'Agence Milana Low Rise Stove Pipe Pants

Don't be afraid of the low-rise label. The Milana Low Rise Stovepipe straight-leg jeans will be your new favorite. Made from all-cotton denim, these vintage-looking jeans gently hug just below the natural waist and through the hip, effortlessly achieving chic yet casual. Pair these straight-leg jeans with a chunky leather loafer, like Free People's Lyra Lug Sole Loafer, to create the ultimate It Girl vibe. Then, complete your outfit with the Marella Taffeta Large Jacket.

High Rise Skinny Flares with Open-Toed Platform Heels

LAgence Selma High Rise Baby Boot

 A skinny flare is the denim you need when you want to elongate your legs. L'Agence's Selma High Rise Sleek Baby Boot in Maverick is perfect for women of any height, and the flare isn't too wide, meaning they'll have a permanent spot in your denim rotation. Take the look even higher with the See By Chloe Monyca Platform Heel. An open-toed platform heel goes perfectly with a skinny, high-rise flare because it gives you extra inches and prevents the jeans from dragging on the floor. Want to wear this combo to brunch or casual drinks? Add the L'Agence Sora Wrap Front Blouse for an elegant look. The wrap-front style of this blouse gives it a silky blazer-like appearance, keeping you polished from head to toe.

Frayed Cropped Jeans with Slingback Pumps

Closed Milo Jean

Isn't every day casual Friday at the office now? If you're heading into work and want an appropriate denim look, a cropped jean with slingback pumps is the solution. Fabricated in sturdy twill denim with a light stretch, the Closed Milo Cropped Jean goes perfectly with the L'Agence Brooke Double Breasted Crop Blazer. This open-front blazer has a timeless, tailored appearance and a super-sculpted fit that defines the figure. Finish the look with Sam Edelman's Bianka Slingback Pumps. Thanks to their small heel and sleek lines, you can wear these pumps throughout the workday and beyond.

Cargo Jeans with Clog Slippers

Ramy Brook Giana Cargo Jean

Enter the dream outfit to wear to a concert. No matter what band or artist you see, cargo jeans with clogs are the ideal combination for comfort and trend. We love the Ramy Brook Giana Cargo Jean, which features a high-rise and is as utilitarian as you can get — in the best way possible. Keep the rest of your look simple with the Closed Crewneck Sleeveless Tee and Closed Clog Slipper. Designed for ultimate comfort, these slip-on clogs have an additional foam layer, allowing you to dance the night away. 

High Rise Cuffed Straight Leg Jeans with Tall Wedge Boots


With spring around the corner, you'll want an outfit that can withstand the fluctuating temperatures during this transitional time. Cuffed straight-leg jeans with tall wedge boots and a cropped jacket will cover your bases. Start with Derek Lam's 10 Crosby Farrah High Rise Cuffed Straight jeans, which offer a more feminine take on the classic boyfriend fit. Then, add the Frame Utility Cropped Jacket. This lightweight jacket pays homage to the vintage styling of Safari outerwear pieces, and its length hits at just the right spot, creating a flattering silhouette. Remember your shoes and accessories! We suggest the CLOSED Wedge Tall Boot and Closed Bucket Bag, which pull the entire look together.

Gauchos with Platform Espadrille

Frank & Eileen Galway Gaucho

Planning for summer or resort looks? Make sure you add gauchos and platform espadrilles to your list. Embrace the relaxed yet chic fit of the Frank & Eileen Galway Gaucho Jean. Their cropped, wide-leg style exudes laid-back and carefree energy, while a classic espadrille like the See By Chloe Glyn Ankle Wrap Platform Espadrille balances the silhouette of your gauchos and elevates your look. Pair the jeans with the Zadig & Voltaire Tyfon Satin Blouse to keep the sophisticated boho vibe alive. And, finally, throw the Jerome Dreyfuss Joe M Bag over your shoulder to seize the day.

High Waisted Flares with Chunky Sandals

Flared jeans are back and better than ever. Ready to test them out? Try Frame's Le High Flare Jeans with a form-fitting silhouette that elongates the legs thanks to its high rise. Not to mention, the light wash is perfect for a casual summer outing. Up top, you can go simple with a tight tank top, or if you're a fan of the Bohemian style, try a loose, flowy blouse. As for the shoes, we suggest a heeled sandal.

Frame's Le High Flare Jeans 

A low chunky sandal means you won't have to worry about your feet hurting after a night out. And your toes will only be peeking out slightly, giving you the chance to show off your pedicure.

Straight Leg Jeans with Sneakers

Nothing says classic denim like a slim, straight-leg silhouette. Look for options made from premium denim so you know they'll be a long-lasting wardrobe staple. We also love denim with distressed knees and a high waist fit for a modern, casual look that you can pair with sneakers.

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Frank & Eileen The Cork Everyday Jean

A neutral, white, or black-colored sneaker looks just as great with jeans as it does at the gym and is capable of complementing various outfits. 

Vintage Boyfriend Jeans with Lace-Up Sandals

Ex-boyfriends should stay in the past—unless you're talking about a vintage well worn in, ex-boyfriend style jeans. Find a pair with mid-rise waist and slightly tapered legs to create a slim and sleek appearance. And when you want to elevate this laid-back look, pair them with lace-up sandals. Trust us; you'll feel transformed.

Square-toed block heels are not just stylish, but they’re also more comfortable than a typical stiletto. And you don't have to worry about where the laces will fall when you wear them with cropped jeans. You can tie the leather straps right around your ankle, or you can adjust them to any height you desire.

Mid-Rise Cropped Jeans with Ankle Boots

What's better than a slim-fit, mid-waist pair of jeans? A sustainably made slim-fit, mid-waist pair of jeans. If you care about the materials and methods used to create your clothes, shop for denim made using sustainable and ethical practices, like eco-friendly washing and dying techniques. Once the jeans pass your sustainability checklist, you’ll need to find shoes to pair with them.

Feel free to pair ankle boots with cropped jeans. It's a tried-and-true combination that works best from fall through spring. 

If you've ever wondered what shoes to pair with what jeans, this guide is sure to help. And did we mention — the shoe options we chose are so versatile, you can mix and match them with all the jeans in this list! Shop right now on our website or call us at Garbarini today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional fashion stylists at 303-333-8686 or email elisa@garbarinishop.com.