I Wear Black Jeans More Than Anything Else—These Shoe Trends Look Chic With Them

Fun fact: My denim drawer is filled primarily with black jeans. That said, I have been interested in trying a cool pair of blue jeans (and actually just ordered a new silhouette from Madewell). But for my day-to-day life, it’s a trusty pair of black jeans that acts as the anchor to my simple yet chic ensembles. There are a few key pieces I often style with said jeans to complete my outfits. In reference to footwear specifically, I usually go for white sneakers.

However, after scrolling through my Saved feed on IG, I noted a few other shoe trends that look excellent with black jeans. These are picks that I’ll test out myself or recommend to my friends when they ask for sartorial guidance. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the chicest shoes to wear with black jeans—either faded or in a classic wash. Although, in reality, you could pair just about any shoe trend with black jeans because of their versatile and easy-to-style nature.

1. Black Booties


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This is one pairing that will always work with any black jeans, whether that's a pointed style or a trendy pick with a square toe.

2. Loafers


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I want to invest in another pair of loafers this season in a chunkier silhouette. I'm into the idea of teaming them with cropped jeans and white socks to show them off.

3. Ballet Flats and Mules


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On the flats front, mules or sweet ballet flats are cute, effortless choices.

4. Flat Boots


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Flat boots—whether they have a chunky sole or not—will bring a cool twist to any denim look. I'm feeling this vibe with skinny jeans.

5. White Sneakers


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This is one look that will always be a go-to for me. Jeans and white sneakers are classic.

Next, check out top denim silhouettes at Nordstrom.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.