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Shoes To Wear With Jean Skirts

Shoes To Wear With Jean Skirts

While denim is one of the most comfortable, versatile, and easy-to-wear clothing materials, you can trust that a good jean skirt will keep you looking cute and totally comfortable. Denim skirts are a great piece to add to your closet as you can style one in so many ways.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this fabric is that it suits all ages and body shapes and can be worn appropriately to work and running errands and even during a night out with your friends. Contrary to what most people think, this staple isn’t only good for summer, it’s actually a must-have during the fall.

Denim miniskirts are still cool, but when paired with a pretty floral blouse, a button-down shirt, or chunky sandals, this clothing material can look downright sophisticated. Besides, there’re plenty of decidedly grown-up ways to style denim skirts right now.

Just have your denim alongside a great pair of tights and some cute boots and you’re all set. Whether you choose to wear high heels or sandals for now, and then later switch to tights and boots in a couple of months, you’ll be sure to get the most out of this wardrobe staple.

Here are the Best Shoes To Wear With Jean Skirts

Cool Boots

Jean skirts are essentially a casual material, but you can always dress up or down a classic jean skirt with the help of great footwear to complement the way you style your long, mini, or short denim skirt. One of the best footwear choices is a pair of cool boots.

Consider a pair of good-quality high boots, something that will look great with a jean skirt and opaque tights for the winter/autumn season. Whether you choose flats or low heels, casual jean skirts also work seamlessly with a chunky cardigan, which is good for colder days.

Stylish ankle-high boots are also amazingly popular these days.  You can pair these with your mid-length denim skirts or ankle-length jean skirts for a fashionable, yet modest look.

Chunky Shoes

If you’re looking for an alternative look, be sure to invest in chunky Brogues, Doc Martens, or a pair of thick-soled ugly trainers- they all look fantastic paired with a denim skirt. That said, we don’t recommend wearing chunky footwear with a minimalist look as they can turn out to be the focus of the entire outfit. We suggest that you wear several layers on the top alongside your jean skirt to help balance the outfit.

Heels and Wedges

If you’re planning to switch your denim skirt outfit from a daytime look to an evening look, then high heels or fashionable wedges are an easy recommendation. This outfit usually works best with a denim skirt, but can also be achieved with a black or indigo jean skirt and a blazer for that office smart look.

Hi-Top and Trainers

Some of the latest sneakers like the classic Converse Hi-Top are an excellent partner to jean skirts in almost any form. Plus, they’re available in a range of colors and patterns. Pair this with a dark-wash or short stonewash denim skirt, and a sweater or graphic hoodie for a modern streetwear style. Sneakers are generally suitable for all casual outfits apart from snowy or excessively wet weather.

Ballet Flats

Brightly colored shoes and a dark jean miniskirt are a great combination and you can’t go wrong with generously colored ballet pumps. Alternatively, you can pair your denim skirt with dark ballet flats alongside an oversized jacket for a neutral twist. If the tops draw more attention, try to keep the shoes dark and understated.


In addition to high heels and flats, sandals are another best way to make the most of the summer. Sandals or flat strappy sandals with a small heel also work great combined with bare legs and a jean skirt for an essential festival and summer outfit. While flat shiny footwear work great with nearly all outfits, good-quality heels are more likely to make your legs look great for a fun summer around the city. Moreover, most styles of great sandals usually go well with a mid-length denim skirt, which is a great option especially if you want a more stylish outfit for work.

The Bottom Line

What’s cool about jean skirts is that they can easily go with both summer and fall outfits. For instance, you can wear your jean skirt with sandals or heels this summer and then switch to tights and boots in the next few months- that’s one of the best ways to get the most out of this classic wardrobe staple.

You might want to pick a cute mini skirt, probably in a darker wash for most occasions, or go lighter if you’re someone who likes feeling super confident. Choose a thicker fabric, as the ones stuffed with elastane tend to look cheap. 

We also recommend that you experiment with length to make sure you get what suits you the best. You can try the short one, like those with metal/rhinestones for a rock-n-roll look, or opt for the high-waist, knee-length for a more work-friendly outfit.