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What Type of Shoes Go with Skinny Jeans?

Skinny jeans are so versatile that you can wear just about any type of shoe. To lessen your dilemma, here are the best footwear that goes perfectly with skinny jeans.

Woman wearing skinny jeans and multicolored heels.

For fashionistas who want to show off their curves or enjoy a sleek, stylish look, skinny jeans are the perfect cut. Because they are so versatile, they look great with a variety of tops, accessories, and shoes. This versatility can be a source of stress for those who are just starting out on their style journey. I know when I first started experimenting with skinny jeans, I had no idea what shoes to wear with them–the options seemed endless! In this article, we will discuss the best shoes to pair with skinny jeans so you don’t have to figure it out alone like we did.

Ballet Flats

Ballet Flats are the most classic combination with skinny jeans. They are sweet and feminine, plus ultra-comfortable, and they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.

Jack Rogers Serena Round Toe Ballet Platinum/Platinum 9 M

Jack Rogers’ “Serena” round-toe ballet flat in platinum offers a flash of shine to dress up an otherwise casual skinny jean look. The sweet bow gives these shoes a feminine touch.

SoftWalk Women's Sonora Ballet Flat, Tan Cheetah, 5

SoftWalk’s “Sonora” style tan cheetah print flats will take a plain pair of skinny jeans in a wild direction while keeping the wearer comfortable all day long.

NINE WEST Women's Speakup Ballet Flat, Black, 8.5

Nine West’s Speak Up Flat is a classy, classic take on the plain modem black flat. This shoe would pair perfectly with any color of skinny jeans or wash. It gives skinny jeans lovers a blank canvas to experiment without overwhelming their look with color or flashy patterns.

DREAM PAIRS Women's Sole_Stretchy Black Fashion Elastic Ankle Straps Flats Shoes Size 8 M US

DREAM PAIR’s Women’s Sole_Stretchy Fashion Elastic Ankle Straps Flats Shoes features the classic ballet flat strap across the ankle, which is sure to make any wearer feel graceful when they pair it with their favorite skinny jeans.

Anne Klein AK Sport Women's Umeko Ballet Flat, Pewter Multi, 8 M US

The Women’s Umeko Ballet Flat by Anne Klein on Amazon will elevate any plain pair of skinny jeans to a fashionable or business casual level. The snazzy silver buckle towards the toe and heated gray texture give this shoe a modern, timeless look that will transform a humble pair of skinny jeans into a chic outfit.


Boots are great for the winter, fall, and spring months–some lightweight boots are even suitable for summer. They not only protect our feet from the elements, but they often add a touch of personality to a basic outfit, which makes them wonderful additions to an outfit containing skinny jeans.

Combat Boots

Steve Madden Women's Hint Hiking Boot, Cognac Leather, 6

Steve Madden’s Hint Booties in Cognac Leather are a combat-style boot that is sure to channel your inner punk rockstar when you pair them with a pair of distressed skinny jeans. Combat boots can add an edgy flair to the most basic outfit while still looking put together. Consider tucking your skinny jeans into the boots to show them off.

Cowgirl Boots

Roper Women's Western Boot, Multi, 7

Roper Women’s Sedona Western boots combine the classic cowgirl boot cut with pillowy, feminine quilted fabric for a softer approach to the cowgirl boot. These boots are a unique addition to any wardrobe and will surely tie together any look with skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are perfect for these boots because they will easily tuck into the boots and show off their full form. A bootleg or flared leg cut would conceal these beauties, but the skinny jean lets them shine.

Free People James Chelsea Boot White Leather EU 36.5 (US Women's 6.5) M

Free People’s James Chelsea Moto Boots will add some height and lengthen your legs to the point where they seem endless in a pair of skinny jeans. Coordinating the skinny jean color with the boot color will make the wearer look like they have legs for days in these boots with a slight heel. The texture on the sides will break up the monotony of the look and add interest.


Lucky Brand womens Basel Ankle Bootie, Black 03, 8.5 US

Lucky Brand’s Basel bootie is a low, narrow-toed bootie that will slip under a skinny jean hem seamlessly without a bulky look at the ankle. Booties can pull together a look with a basic pair of skinny jeans. Since skinny jeans conform to the leg and slip easily into a boot, you can show off your favorite boot styles in skinnies.


adidas women's Grand Court Sneaker, White/Black/White, 7.5 US

A pair of sneakers such as Adidas’ Women’s Grand Court Black sneakers adds a splash of sportiness to any skinny jean look. The casual, comfortable fit of these sneakers makes them ideal for a trip to the mall, park, or school. A pair of dark wash skinny jeans can dress them up while distressed skinny jeans would bring an edgy flair to the sportiness of these shoes. Athletic sneakers are a great complement to skinny jeans because these jeans are casual enough to match a sporty laced-up pair of trainers. 


Free People Wildflowers Crossband Sandal Washed Natural EU 36.5 (US Women's 6.5) M

A pair of sandals such as Wildflowers Crossband Sandals pair perfectly with skinny jeans in the summer months. Skinny jeans hug the ankles or cuff into a Capri easily, which means that they can show off a pair of sandals without covering them up. Unlike bell-bottoms, flare fit, or mom jeans, skinny jeans tight-fit around the lower leg keep them in place. You don’t need to worry about accidentally stepping on the hem as you wade through beachy waves or feel the grass around your toes in the summertime.