Boot season is basically here and I couldn’t be more excited for it! There are countless ways to style boots but my favorite pairing has to be with jeans. It’s the most versatile combination you can pull off as it can be dressed up or down as needed. With that said, certain combo’s just look better than others depending on what you’re trying to achieve. I thought I’d break down my favorites so that you can get the most from your wardrobe once temperatures take a turn. Whether you’re into trendy lug sole boots or classic over-the-knee boots, scroll ahead for how you can pair jeans and boots in 2021.
Skinny Jeans + Over-the-Knee Boots
Given the sock-like nature of over-the-knee boots, your only option for styling them is with tights, leggings or jeans. While I wear mine in all the possible ways, I’ll often match them up with skinny jeans. It always makes for a slimming, streamlined look that feels dressed up but not over the top. You can keep things casual with an oversized sweater and coat.
Skinny Jeans + Knee High Boots
Skinny jeans might sound like a thing of the past but they remain incredibly relevant when it comes to styling knee high boots. An exotic print is a brilliant way to break up dark neutrals while flat riding boots lend a preppy, structured feel to a casual denim fit. If you’re over skinny jeans, you can style your tall boots with baggy jeans. Leave the top slouchy and voluminous for a modern spin.
Relaxed Jeans & Block-Heel Booties
Relaxed, 90’s style denim is all the rage and will continue to be through fall. Your best bet for pulling them off with boots is by opting for a low block-heel style. Seek out western-style details and silhouettes to create an effortlessly chic ensemble. You can even cuff your denim to show off your booties.
Coated Jeans & Combat Boots or Lug Sole Boots
Combat and lug sole boots are some of the trendiest shoes of the season. They toughen up the most casual pieces (like jeans) and look amazing with cozy knit textures. For maximum edge, I love wearing mine with coated denim. It’s a combo that’s incredibly easy to put together and looks far more elevated than your classic blue jeans.
Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat (better for budget here) | Similar Mango Sweater | Topshop White Jeans | Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette Accessories Bag | NY Yankees Cap | Aviator Sunglasses | Similar Suede Booties
Straight Leg Jeans & Sock Boots
If you’re ready to experiment with more fashion-forward boot styles, you should be looking into second-skin, sock-like booties. You can wear them with your straight-leg jeans tucked in – or peeking out from underneath. Be sure to offset the sleek bottom half with a lofty, relaxed coat.
Baggy Jeans & Pointed Toe Booties
As much as I love testing out the latest boot trends, I’ll never get tired of a classic pointed toe bootie. It’s a match made in heaven with baggier, relaxed jeans. As seen above, it has the ability to dress up even your most distressed pair. You can also wear them with classic skinnies to look polished in a pinch.