The Only Boot Styles I'd Wear With Skinny Jeans

Seeing as I wear some combination of boots and jeans just about every day in the colder months (at least six days a week), I've become pretty picky when it comes to my pairings. After all, with so much practice, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about which combos look best and what feels the most current. Since skinny jeans feel like they're simultaneously among the most popular denim choices but also one of the trickiest to style with boots, today I thought I'd share the top three types that I like to wear them with. Keep reading to see what they are, read about why, and, of course, shop my picks for each.

1. Sock Boots

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In my opinion, sock boots (and any other very slim-fitting ankle boots) are the easiest to style with skinny jeans because they slip under them, creating an elongating and really flattering look.

2. Over-the-Knee Boots

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While knee-boots and midcalf boots can be easily paired with straight-leg jeans, over-the-knee boots not only look best with a skinny style but are also easier to get on your feet.

3. Hiker Boots

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Something about the utility-inspired look of hiker and lace-up boots perfectly contrasts the sleekness of skinny jeans.