These 3 Timeless Shoes Look the Chicest With Every Denim Style


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Jeans are arguably one of the most versatile wardrobe staples. As a result, a variety of pieces pair flawlessly with that ideal denim cut. For the purpose of this story, I thought I'd focus on a few shoe silhouettes that I think look particularly chic with any jeans style, from wide- to straight-leg silhouettes.

Specifically, I wanted to zero in on the timeless styles that work best. You know, those no-fail shoe silhouettes that stand the test of time and consistently ride the wave of the trend cycle. Per my note above, there are far more than the three shoe styles coming your way that I think look chic with jeans. But right now, these styles are front-runners.

Keep scrolling to see stylish shoe-and-jeans pairings and shopping inspiration.

Ballet Flats


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Ballet flats are often considered a timeless shoe pick, and the silhouette is actually trending particularly hard right now. The style looks effortless with skinny or straight-leg jeans, but it also looks cool with baggy jeans or flares.


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Puddle pants are the moment, and these jeans that pool around the ankle with the square-toe ballet flats are where it's at.



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The beauty of loafers is that you can easily dress that ideal style up or down. This outfit is quite polished with the classic jeans, button-down shirt, and oversize blazer.


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Try loafers for an upcoming party with jeans and a fun top.

Simple Black Boots


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Wide-leg jeans are a go-to for many in the fashion crowd. Yes, basically any shoe style will work with them (including the above styles), but simple black boots feel just right.


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Black jeans and square-toe boots make for a low-key yet chic ensemble that works wonderfully.

Next, check out more denim outfit inspiration.

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.