choosing footwear to go with jeans can be a bit tricky. Jeans are a classic look for men and can go with just about anything, but you do have to be careful about your choices when it comes to shoes. Not only color, but style matters too when pairing footwear with jeans and, of course, you always want both to go with whatever top you are wearing too. The following are some tips on how to choose footwear that will look perfect with your jeans:
The first tip is to never wear sneakers meant for the gym, sports or exercise with your jeans, unless you are out walking, going to the gym or doing some other physical activity of course. Gym shoes as part of casual wear was popular in the 90’s, but now there is no quicker way to date your look.
Do update your jeans with street smart sneakers. Unlike those worn out gym shoes, street style sneakers have a sharp, urban look. Look for a pair of leather sneakers with velcro closures. Another popular option is the classic Converse lace up shoe in suede. This is one sneaker that works with just about any casual look.
Loafers are another good choice for footwear, they look good with button-down shirts. Because loafers have a more dressy look to them they are good for a variety of events and situations, but since they slip on they are still comfy and casual.
Do not mix your darks and lights. The color of your shoes needs to complement your clothing, not contrast. If you are wearing a pair of dark colored jeans, then pick shoes that are black or dark brown. Lighter colored jeans, like acid wash, should be worn with lighter colored shoes.
In the warmer months flip flops and sandals can look good with jeans. Though wearing full-length jeans with sandals can be a poor choice, especially since the hem will touch the ground. If you do not want the hem of your jeans to fray or you do not want to look too sloppy make sure your jeans are not too long or wear a cropped style. This look also goes well with t-shirts.
Dress or casual ankle-high boots also work well with jeans, work boots are also suitable but they are more appropriate to wear on the job. In the winter pairing a suede or leather jacket with black or beige suede boots can make for quite the classy look.