The 4 Never-Fail Shoes Royals Always Wear With Jeans

The best shoes with jeans


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The closet of a royal, naturally, is filled with its fair share of ball gowns and more elegant attire. You know, for all those garden parties and royal weddings they have to attend. But when they're making more informal appearances or stepping off duty wearing a casual outfit with jeans, their fashion choices are no less painstakingly considered. As such, our favorite royals like Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have honed in on the best shoes with jeans, and we've noticed that they tend to stick with the same few styles.

Ahead, we're breaking down which specific shoes they pretty much always wear with their favorite jeans. As you can probably guess, you won't find anything terribly trendy in the below lineup but instead four fail-safe classics that royals know will always deliver. From sneakers to flats and boots to heels, their polished ensembles make a strong case for stocking your closet with these styles and wearing them over and over (and over) again. We know these royals definitely will be.

Scroll down to discover the best shoes with jeans, see how royals wear them, and shop each of their jean-and-shoe combos.

White Sneakers

For traveling, royals always fall back on a pair of crisp white sneakers with their denim outfits. Meghan Markle's go-to is a pair from the sustainable French brand Veja, while Grace Kelly's granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi opts for her beloved Adidas Stan Smiths.

Charlotte Casiraghi wearing jeans and white sneakers


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WHO: Charlotte Casiraghi

Meghan Markle wearing Veja sneakers and white jeans


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WHO: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Classic Pumps

Leave it to our royal friends to know the number one shoe style that will elevate a pair of jeans: sleek pumps. Both Meghan and Kate are fans of a simple pointed-toe pair in black to wear with jeans.

heels with jeans outfits


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WHO: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Lace-Up Boots

Come fall and winter, we can expect to see royals dressing down their jeans with cool lace-up ankle boots. Coincidence that both Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Kate Middleton paired their boots and jeans with green utility jackets and knits? I think not. 

The shoes royals wear with jeans



WHO: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece

Ballet Flats

The classic flats are a fail-safe pick for royals, whether worn with skinny jeans à la Meghan Markle or flares like Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

The best flats with jeans


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WHO: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

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