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19 Best Shoes to Wear with Straight Leg Jeans

The 90’s are back, baby! Straight leg jeans are in and I see no sight of them going away any time soon. I have to give Gen Z some credit where credit is due because straight leg jeans are comfy! Now I’ll always love skinny jeans and the figure they give you, however let’s face it, straight leg are so much easier to put on. Am I right? However, one problem, what shoes to pair?  I’m breaking it down by category to show you what shoes to wear with straight leg jeans.

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1. Sneakers for Straight Leg Jeans

2. Ankle Boots for Straight Leg Jeans

3. Heels for Straight Leg Jeans

4. Loafers for Straight Leg Jeans

5. Mules for Straight Leg Jeans

6. Sandals for Full Length Straight Leg Jeans

Straight leg jeans and black heels

How to Wear Straight Leg Jeans with Sneakers

Sneakers for Straight Leg Jeans

Everyone loves a good comfy sneaker! Sneakers look great with straight leg jeans! Now, let me first clarify I’m not talking athletic or gym shoes, but a nice plain low-profile white sneaker with a little platform. These babies go a long way. Try cuffing your jeans to show some ankle or wear as normal – either way these are going to look good on you!

Golden Goose White Sneakers and Straight Leg Jeans

What Boots to Wear with Straight Leg Jeans

Ankle Boots for Straight Leg Jeans

This could be an entire blog post in itself since they’re so many different types of boots (comment below if you’d like to see it). For the sake of this article, I’ll stick with ankle boots for straight leg jeans. I suggest a tighter ankle fit with a looser pant (try a sock booties). Let’s talk toe shape. I recommend a pointy toe since it give the illusion of a longer leaner leg. The height of the ankle bootie doesn’t matter. If you go with a tighter ankle bootie your ankle won’t get lost if your straight leg jeans happen to fall over the top of the boot. If you’re a fan of showing off a little ankle try cuffing your jeans.

Women wearing high waisted mom jeans with chunky knit sweater and ankle booties

What Shoes You Should Pair with Straight Leg Jeans

Can You Wear Heels with Straight-Leg Jeans?

High Heels for Straight Leg Jeans

High heels are a great option when you want to dress up your straight leg jeans. Similarly to ankle pointy toe boots a good pointy toe heel will make your legs look long and lean. Opposite to pointy, a flat open toe strappy heel sandal is very instyle. This subtle little sexy sandal will make you a few inches taller and feel more confident.

Heels with Straight Leg Jeans

Do Loafers Look Good with Jeans?

Loafers for Straight Leg Jeans

Don’t count out loafers for straight leg jeans! These bad boys will never go out of style. They can really make your outfit look expensive. Pair with a silk blouse and straight leg jeans and you can wear this outfit to casual Friday at work or pair a lace cami, blazer and straight jeans for a streetwear look. Invest in some good loafers and they will last for many years.

Wide Leg Jeans and Loafers and straight leg jeans

How Do You Style Full Length Jeans?

Mules for Straight Leg Jeans

Mules are the best option to wear with full length straight leg jeans. They look great with full or cropped length straight jeans and they’re are super easy. Literally slide them on and go. Don’t worry about where they’re hitting you. If you feel “too short” try a heeled mule option.

Mules for Straight Leg Jeans

Can You Wear Sandals with Straight Leg Jeans?

Sandals for Straight Leg Jeans

Don’t underestimate the power of sandals with full length straight leg jeans. I recommend a pair of sandals you can slide your foot into or have small straps. This way you won’t have to worry about how the jeans will lay over the shoe. Try these greek slides that I’m wearing here. They’re super easy to get on and off, and this style will come back year over year.

Sandals for straight leg jeans

High Rise Straight Leg Jeans

At the end of the day, style is all about feeling confident in what you’re wearing. Now that you have some inspiration, feel confident that whatever shoes you pick, you’re going to look GREAT! Still not feeling confident in straight leg jeans and want more shoe ideas? Comment below.


xo Abby

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