7 Simple Jeans-and-Sandals Outfits I'll Live In This Summer

I’ve been trying to work out the perfect outfit to wear now that we finally have summer on the horizon. I’ve tried relaxed shirting and wide-leg trousers, I’ve tried dresses with trainers, and I’ve tried full-on suits—I’m usually a big tailoring fan. But the pairing I keep coming back to again and again is my trusty jeans-and-sandals outfit.


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It just works for so many occasions, and will be more and more handy as temperatures continue to rise over the coming weeks. I find that you can mix it up within the jeans and sandals categories to create so many different looks with this simple combo. Then, just add a top that works for whatever you’re doing that day. Whether you opt for baggy jeans, platform sandals and a tank top or straight-leg jeans, leather slides and a pretty top, you probably already own the pieces you need to make a great jeans-and-sandal outfit.

Sometimes the hardest part of getting dressed is finding inspiration for outfit combinations, even with an easy pairing like jeans and sandals. And since I expect to lean on this look so much this season, I took it upon myself to start saving some great examples that my favourite influencers have put together to copy. Below, you’ll find the ones I’ve been styling up the most, and I’ve shopped them out, too, just in case you’re missing any items from a look that you love.

Keep scrolling to see and shop the best jeans-and-sandals outfits for wearing right now and into the summer months.

1. Cropped Jeans + Slides


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Style Notes: Slightly cropped straight jeans look great with simple slides that show off your ankles.

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2. Split-Hem Jeans + Heeled Sandals


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Style Notes: Show off fresh, white, strappy sandals by framing them with a split hem. Perfect for date nights or drinks with friends.

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3. Criss-Cross Jeans + Flatform Sandals


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Style Notes: This is a look I know I'll live in all season. Invest in the perfect white tank top, and then elevate the look with cross-waist jeans and on-trend platform flip-flops.

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4. Cargo Jeans + Fisherman Sandals


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Style Notes: This look feels very fresh for 2024—the baggy cargo jeans, the fisherman sandals, and the cute crochet top. What's not to like?

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5. White Jeans + Brown Leather Slides


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Style Notes: Layer neutral tones and add tan leather sandals for an outfit that will always look polished.

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6. Flared Jeans + Thong Sandals


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Style Notes: Bring your bootcut and flared jeans into summer with classic black thong sandals.

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7. Wide-Leg Jeans + Espadrilles


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Style Notes: If you favour a little height in the footwear department, choose a pair of espadrille wedges to complement your wide-leg denim.

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

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

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