How to Wear Sneakers with Jeans

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Like peanut butter and jelly, sneakers and jeans are wonderful on their own but much better together. With endless possibilities of sneakers for women to dress up or down, this seasonless combo is a fashion staple for women.

Learn How to Wear Sneakers with Jeans: 6 Ways

Stuck on how to wear sneakers with jeans? You might just need a little inspiration to get your wheels turning. Ahead are some ideas for cute outfits with sneakers with styling insight and tips on which jeans go with various shoe styles.

Sneaker Booties with Skinny Jeans

Good for: Fall and winter

Figure-flattering skinny jeans hug your curves from your waist down to your ankles. We love that they pair nicely with form-fitting, oversized, and flowy shirts alike. And the narrow bottoms happen to go exceptionally well with booties.

Go with slip-on sneaker booties for a sporty, practical vibe. If you want a bit more height or a rugged appeal, you might consider a pair of sneakerized lace-up wedge boots.

Sporty Shoes with Boyfriend Jeans

Good for: Spring and summer

Somewhat slouchy and featuring cuffed or straight bottoms, boyfriend jeans are the epitome of laid-back comfort. Lean into this casual-contemporary vibe with sporty sneakers like a pair of low-top lace-ups or slip-on platform sneaker boots if you're craving a bit more height.

On top, slip into an oversized crewneck sweatshirt or a simple white t-shirt lazily tucked into your jeans. Conversely, fitted sweaters and crop tops balance the slouchiness of the pants with subtle femininity. Or you can even opt for a white long sleeve tee with a white sneaker type to brighten up the look. 

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Simple Slip-Ons with Wide-Leg Jeans

Good for: Spring, summer, and fall

Very much the opposite of their skinny counterparts, wide-leg jeans are having a comeback. We like that they offer leeway in terms of what tops you can wear.

Having said that, slimmer shirts are generally best, as they balance the broad silhouette of the pants. Go with a bodysuit, mock-neck tank, minimalist long-sleeve, or a simple fitted tee.

What sneakers go with wide-leg jeans? We love casual canvas alpargatas and leather slip-ons, both of which walk the line between flats and tennies with finesse.

Sneakers with Black Jeans

Good for: Fall, winter, and spring

Unlike the little black dress, a good pair of black jeans is a wardrobe staple for the modern woman, ensuring you always have something to wear. Throw on a long cardigan over a silky camisole, a bodysuit with a blazer, a flowy tunic, or a crisp white button-up shirt on top.

Lots of tennis shoes go with black denim. However, we're particularly fond of effortlessly chic platform sneaker booties, and you can never go wrong with a pair of classic slip-ons. Grab one of these style sneakers and a pair of black jeans for either a dress or casual outfit.

Lace-Ups with White Jeans

Good for: Spring and summer

Though you can definitely wear white denim well past Labor Day, white jeans are an undeniable warm-weather fashion staple. No matter which cut you prefer, as long as you can keep your pants clean, you've got a world of styling possibilities.

We're big fans of navy-striped nautical shirts for a classically preppy look. You might also consider a gauzy floral top or a crisp blouse in a contrasting hue. Crop tops work with wide-leg, skinny, and otherwise high-waisted white jeans as well.

As for your shoes, low-top sneakers are never a bad choice. Another option is platform lace-ups, which offer a little more height and a nod to the early aughts.

Sneakers with Dark-Wash Jeans

Good for: Fall, winter, and spring

While jeans are inherently casual, dark-wash denim is the most elegant option. It cleans up nicely with the right shirt and shoes—and might even pass as business casual in some offices. This pants style looks great with everything from trench coats and wool jackets to button-downs and slouchy sweaters.

To dress up your dark-wash jeans, go with a pair of leather or suede slip-ons. Throwback canvas court sneakers lend to a more casual vibe, and sneaker boots are a wise choice for the fall and winter.

Wear-Anywhere Women's Sneakers from TOMS

As you can see, there's no shortage of ways to wear sneakers with jeans. From styling sneakers as dress shoes with jeans to getting inspiration on how to wear wedge sneakers and tennis shoes, there are endless possibilities. 

Feeling inspired by these outfit ideas? Check out the sneakers for women from TOMS, and treat yourself to a new pair.

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Reviewed By Dan Caves

Dan Caves is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at TOMS and has been operating in the digital space for 6 years, writing about the latest trends or styles and helping brands make bold statements with innovative tactics and creative concepts. He's determined to go all the places, see all the things, and pet all the dogs.