In My Opinion, These Timeless Shoes Always Look Superior With Jeans

There's no denying the appeal of jeans, likely the most versatile item in most wardrobes, but wearing them day in, day out can feel a little like Groundhog Day—particularly as we edge nearer to winter. After wearing jeans exclusively with boots for what felt like forever, we're looking to switch up our footwear for something more seasonally appropriate. Although sandal weather feels imminent, to get us through the in-between season when there are still plenty of chillier days, we're wearing loafers.

With the ability to add a polished vibe to any outfit, it's little wonder that loafers feature in the regular rotations of social media's sleekest dressers. You can thank Gucci for marking their return to the style agenda a few years back. Still, loafers have proven themselves to be a perennial favourite that will never really go out of style. Though, right now, they're proving more popular than ever. 

From classic snaffle loafers to the taller, stacked-heel options cropping up, loafers will help transition all of your wares into the new season, but none more so than denim.

We're pairing jeans and loafers with neutral blazers or basic jersey tops for a faultless everyday look that feels more put-together than the majority of things we've worn lately. If you're keen to try out the look as well and in need of some visual inspiration, we've found eight chic examples of how to wear jeans and loafers together for you to peruse below.

1. Cardigan + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: For these chillier days, add a chunky cardigan into your jean-and-loafer outfit equation. 

2. Striped Shirt + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: Like jeans and loafers, striped shirts are considered a wardrobe classic, so it makes perfect sense to wear them together. 

3. Trench Coat + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: You needn’t stick to blue denim for your jeans-and-loafers outfit. Embrace a monochrome palette with an ecru pair, and team it with a black top, loafers, and accessories. 

4. Denim Shirt + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: Denim-on-denim is a reliable outfit formula editors rely on year after year. Give the combination a classic spin with a pair of sleek black leather loafers. 

5. White Shirt + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: While simple on paper, Sylvie’s ecru-jeans-and-white-shirt look is elevated even further with the addition of black shiny loafers (and a cute bag to match). 

6. Blazer + Crossbody + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: Make like Anouk and wear your loafers with other fashion classics, such as an oversized blazer. 

7. T-Shirt + Belt + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: Another look that showcases how to perfectly style a light pair of jeans with contrasting shoes and accessories. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.