If there’s one styling lesson that the unending trend of athleisure has taught us, it’s that you can wear jeans with running shoes. And while we love the standard uniform of leggings, a cropped sweatshirt, and sneakers, sometimes an occasion will call for something more put-together.
Perhaps it’s the love of wearing sensible (and stylish) footwear or Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers reaching cult status, but we see no reason to not wear these gym time staples on a regular basis.
All it takes is a bit of creativity. So for those who love to be comfortable at all times—especially for those days filled with walking—but don’t want to sacrifice their personal style (we see you), you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up our favorite street style looks that’ll give you all the sartorial inspiration you need to pair your running shoes with jeans. Check them out now and then shop for denim and sneakers to create the looks on your own.
To ensure a pulled-together look, coordinate the accent colors of your shoes with other pieces of your outfit such as a lightweight bomber jacket.
Meet your new favorite jeans.
Available in sizes 26 to 30.
This has the right amount of color.
Available in sizes 6 to 10.
If you want to wear a darker pair of jeans, add pops of color throughout your outfit to make it a little more playful.
These jeans are so flattering.
Available in sizes 00 to 24.
You’ll want to wear these any moment you can.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
A pair of white jeans will pull a look together, no matter the color. Wear a pair of white sneakers with them to keep your vibrant outfit grounded.
White jeans are perfect for spring.
Available in sizes 14 to 24.
Whether you like it or not, chunky sneakers are in.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.5.
Yes, lace-up jeans can be chic and worn with sneakers. Let them be the hero of your outfit and keep everything else simple and streamlined, including your shoes.
Perfect for adding a bit of edge to your look.
Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
Wear these with jeans or with a skirt.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of cool black-and-white sneakers, especially when styling them with a set of frayed white denim jeans. Your look will be polished with an edge of cool.
The Alexander Wang x Adidas collab is always so cool.
Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.
If you want a more retro look, a pair of wide-leg jeans with white sneakers will give you major Farrah Fawcett vibes. Put a modern update to it with your favorite leather jacket.
Tap into the ’70s moment that’s happening.
Available in sizes 1 to 10.
Wear these to the gym or to lunch.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 11.
Contrasting some more formal pieces with a pair of jeans and sneakers will have you feeling like an It girl. When wearing a blouse, black jeans will keep the look on the streamlined side.
You won’t want to take these jeans off.
Available in sizes 14 to 26.
Wear with skinny jeans to offset the proportions or wear them with a pair of shorts for summer.
Available in sizes 35 to 41.
Now you know that sneakers can be worn with jeans. Better yet—the combination can be absolutely chic.