Every Skinny-Jean Outfit I Like Features One of These 6 Shoe Styles

Sure, there is a range of denim trends coming for classic skinny jeans this season (ahem, flares and wide-leg cuts), but skinnies will always remain a tried-and-true staple—in my eyes at least. In fact, I often save skinny-jean outfits on IG that I’m interested in or want to recommend to my friends. And interestingly enough, after scrolling through the latest saves, I quickly came to the conclusion that my favorite skinny-jean looks all seem to feature specific shoe trends.

That’s right, the chicest ensembles with skinnies are all finished off with one of six sleek footwear silhouettes. To show you what I mean, I rounded up a bit of visual and shopping inspiration for the best shoes to wear with skinny jeans and skinny-straight jeans. Keep scrolling for more. You just might uncover your new go-to denim fit.

1. Printed Boots
How to wear skinny jeans and printed boots

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@aimeesong

A pair of patterned boots—especially animal-print stunners—will take any ensemble to the next level. For an especially cool skinny-jean fit, it's all about the knee-high boots to stand out.

2. Moto Boots
How to wear skinny jeans and moto boots

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@anaasaber

Chunky moto boots are particularly on trend right now. While the shoe silhouette works well with any denim silhouette, I love the look with black skinnies for a "downtown" feel.

3. Loafers
How to wear skinny jeans and loafers

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@anoukyve

One of the key shoe silhouettes for spring is undoubtedly loafers. A flat style will bring polish and sophistication to a skinny-jean look, but I'm all about the heeled shapes as well. 

4. Embellished Heels
How to wear skinny jeans and heels

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@carodaur

If skinny jeans are your choice for a night out, you can't deny the power of a gorgeous pair of embellished heels to elevate and feel fancy.

5. Mules
How to wear skinny jeans and mules

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@eniswardrobe

Heeled mules pair flawlessly with cropped skinny jeans if you're on the hunt for a laid-back yet elegant outfit for that casual 9-to-5 (or 5-to-9) life.

6. Black Ankle Boots
How to wear skinny jeans and black boots

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@laurencrowe88

Of course, you simply can't go wrong with timeless black ankle boots. These standbys work with just about anything but especially classic skinny jeans.