How to Style Sandals With Jeans: Six Ways

Bootcut, skinny, flare, or boyfriend jeans—there are nearly as many styles of denim as there are types of sandals. What happens when your favorite pair of sandals meets your go-to jeans? A match made in style heaven. 

From espadrilles to strappy gladiator sandals flats, there’s a perfect sandal out there for every denim diva.

So, ditch those flip flops you’ve had for years and read below, as we’ll offer our top style tips for pairing sandals with jeans, ranging from casual ideas to dressy ones. 

#1 Mom Jeans and Simple Flat Sandals

Originally popularized by moms in the 80s and 90s, mom jeans have been experiencing a modern-day revival—and for good reason. These high-waisted, loose-fitting blue jeans are much more comfortable than the signature skinny jeans from 2010. 

Mom jeans’ relaxed fit also makes them a lovely option for the warm weather. You can combine your favorite pair with some flat, strappy sandals for a laid-back look. Throw on a cute crop top and some sunglasses and you’re set to impress. 

Here at TOMS, our leather Sidney Sandal is the perfect mom jean companion. It comes with:

  • Contemporary criss-cross straps
  • Chunky soles
  • Comfy insole cushioning

Choose from three distinct color choices to find the ideal way to accessorize your favorite ensemble. 

#2 Flare Jeans and Platform Sandals

If you want to step into summer in style, you can rock a pair of sassy flared jeans. These 70s-inspired jeans make a statement all on their own, so you can couple them with a simple tank top or blouse. If you want to take it up a notch, embody the era with your favorite 70s band tee instead. 

Oftentimes, flared jeans can be a little long on some people. Wearing some women’s platform shoes with a nice heel can ensure your denim doesn’t drag on the floor. Our Willow Platform Sandal has suede uppers and a rope basket weave wedge that’s three inches tall, giving you the height you need to rock flare jeans with confidence. 

#3 Rolled-Up Skinny Jeans and Espadrille Wedges

Jeans and sandals are often worn casually, but they don’t have to be. To dress up your denim look, choose a dark wash rather than anything distressed or ripped. High-heeled sandals can also enhance the elegance and classiness of your look. 

If you want to enjoy a nice night out on the town, some dark-wash skinnies and peep-toe wedges are the perfect pairings. By rolling up the bottom of your jeans, you can show off your fresh pedicure and let your stylish sandals take center stage. 

At TOMS, our Marisol Wedge Heel is an espadrille peep-toe wedge that exudes girliness. It comes with:

  • Three-and-a-half-inch heels
  • Breathable insole cushioning
  • Adjustable ankle straps

With these features, you can dance the balmy nights away with comfort, stability, and style. 

#4 Denim Dress and Classy, Closed-Toe Dress Sandals

Maybe your denim daydreams take the form of a dress instead. From denim shift dresses to denim shirt dresses, there are countless styles to choose from. If you’re looking to style sandals to wear with dresses, denim dresses are adorable for a ladies’ day luncheon or a backyard BBQ.

You can look ultra-feminine and fancy by pairing your favorite denim dress with a pair of closed-toe, high-heeled sandals, like our Majorca Closed Toe Sandals

These sandals have three-inch heels, comfortable ankle cuffs, and classy closed-toes. They’re easy to get on and off too, thanks to their convenient ankle-cuff zippers.

#5 Jean Cut-Offs and Strappy, Flat Sandals

When the temperatures rise, you can finally bring back your cute jean shorts. Denim shorts go well with everything, from breezy cotton button-ups to simple tank tops. 

Nearly any type of shoe can match with denim shorts, but in the warmer months, a strappy, flat sandal is the way to go. Our Sicily Sandal is super stylish for summer wear. It features a sleek leather upper, cushioned insole, and straps you can adjust for the perfect fit. Sometimes called gladiator sandals, strappy sandals are some of the best walking sandals for women due to their overall comfort. 

#6 Straight-Leg Jeans and Slides

If you’re looking for an easy-breezy, versatile outfit, straight-leg blue jeans and slides are a match made in heaven. Straight-leg jeans are effortless and comfortable, without being too baggy. Plus, slide sandals have seen growing popularity in recent years since slipping them on is a cinch whenever you’re on the go.

Together, straight-leg jeans and slides are an ideal match for a day of shopping, strolling around town, or catching up with friends. 

If you want a pair of super-comfy slides, our Carly Sandal is second to none. It comes with a soft, padded strap and built-in arch support, making them some of the most comfortable sandals for women. Another reason to love this duo? They’re 100% vegan and made from recycled materials. 

TOMS: Ethical Sandals for Every Occasion

As you can see, there are endless ways to style sandals with jeans. Sandal-weather style is all about being effortless and cool, so there’s no need to overthink it. 

At TOMS, we carry a wide range of women’s sandals. We have a swoon-worthy shoe for every pair of jeans in your closet. 

Step into your best style yet by shopping our selection of sandals today. 

Reviewed By Andrew David Stewart

Andrew David Stewart is the Manager of Digital Marketing at TOMS and has been working in the digital marketing and social media world for 6 years. Andrew is a lover of nature and the outdoors, and is passionate about telling stories through digital media.


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