The 6 Shoes You Should Own If You Live in Basic Jeans

The 6 Shoes You Should Own If You Live In Basic Jeans


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There’s a strong chance that you live in jeans in your off-duty or 9-to-5 life (if you work in a casual office setting, of course). And given your affinity for those tried-and-true blues, there’s also a strong chance that you have a smattering of go-to items you wear with your favorite denim. When it comes to footwear specifically, there are a few specific pairs worth owning to elevate the most common, basic jean silhouettes like skinny, straight-leg, and black denim.

To highlight said shoes, we thought we’d turn to some of our favorite celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Katie Holmes who also all wear cool jeans on the regular. With that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the six footwear silhouettes that look flawless with denim, as showcased on the most fashion-forward A-listers.

Live in skinnies? Try wearing…

Knee-High Boots
Chrissy Teigen outfit wearing jeans and boots


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While it’s especially forward to stuff straight-leg jeans into knee-high boots, skinny jeans tend to fit seamlessly inside for a streamlined look.

On Chrissy Teigen: Loewe coat; Paris Texas boots

Chunky Sneakers
Jennifer Lopez wearing skinny jeans and sneakers



Bring extra dimension to a skinny jeans outfit with a pair of sneakers with elevated soles.

On Jennifer Lopez: Alexander McQueen Sneakers ($490)

Live in straight-leg jeans? Try wearing…

Black Ankle Boots
Emily Ratajkowski outfit wearing jeans and boots


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You just simply can’t go wrong with a pair of black booties for a classic vibe with straight-leg jeans.

On Emily Ratajkowski: Magda Butrym blazer

Pointed Heels
Katie Holmes outfit wearing jeans


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Wearing cropped straight-leg jeans? Embrace pointed pumps or mules in a neutral hue to bring an elegant twist to your ensemble.

On Katie Holmes: Chanel jacket; Hanes x Re/Done T-Shirt ($78); Jimmy Choo heels

Live in black denim? Try wearing…

Classic Sneakers
Kaia Gerber style white sneakers


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A pair of classic white sneakers pop flawlessly against any sort of black-wash jeans.

Who: Kaia Gerber

Moto Boots
Jasmine Tookes style wearing skinny jeans


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Give your cool outfit that effortless “downtown” spin with a pair of current moto boots.

Who: Jasmine Tookes

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