How to wear women's jeans with shoes
5 shoes to wear with your favourite new jeans
Words— Frank And Oak staff
While it’s easy to build a well-curated selection of shoes, matching them to the right jeans is another thing. We should all aspire to go the extra mile with a bit more inventiveness. It’s the little styling efforts that help to avoid boredom.
We styled our brand new denim collection and a few unique pairs of shoes to help refresh your styling options.
White sneaks, black jeans
Jeans: The Debbie Skinny-Fit Jean in Jet Black, Sneakers: Reebok Classic Club-C
Black skinny jeans and white sneakers–name a more iconic duo. Ever since the strategic relaunch of the Adidas Stan Smith, this combination has been nothing but ubiquitous. Not that there's anything wrong with that– skinny jeans such as the Debbie are versatile and fairly easy to wear, but why not make the most of it? Customize the length with a generous fold and add some striking coloured socks. The bolder, the better.
Rolled and relaxed
Jeans: The Billie Relaxed-Fit Jean in Light Blue, Sneakers: Nike Air Max Plus TN
Roll it the right way. A relaxed/boyfriend cut like the Billie calls for a carefree attitude. Isn’t that the spirit of denim anyway? An easy way to emulate this easygoing look is to cuff it like you mean it–up to the ankle, s’il-vous-plaît. A nice fold goes a long way in structuring the loose shape of the leg. Looking to push the casualness up a notch? Chunky sneakers are your allies, and use colourful socks wisely - the right hue will magnify the shade of your jeans.
Wild and free
Jeans: The Nina Wide-Leg Fit Jean in Light Indigo, Shoes: vintage Comme des Garçons
The styling options for these jeans are as wide as the opening of the leg here. The shoes you pick always set the tone of the look - and the raw feel of the Nina deserves something edgy. Its light wash is a subtle call to your inner free spirit. Ever considered a pointed-toe boot? We did and got hooked on the way it elongates the leg in a clever and stylish way.
Embrace colour blocking. With a deep blue shade and a tapered silhouette, the 90s feel of the Stevie asks for experimentation. Why not cuff the jeans ever so slightly and take this bold shoe you have a step further with a contrasting sock? The whole look is functional enough to take you through the 9 to 5 and late into the night. Your corporate outfit will thank you.
Dare to flare
Jeans: The Joni Flare Jeans in Indigo, Boots: vintage Miu Miu
Our Joni flare jeans have a 60s-70s-vibe for sure. And that's a good thing! Flare pants require confidence - they straddle that line between bohemian and badass, and they make a statement. To honour the legacy of this iconic style, go thrift shopping for a pair of eccentric boots. Statement jeans require statement boots and it's this madness that makes fashion great.
Photography: Celia Spenard-Ko
Styling: Antonina Kallaur