8 Flat Shoes to Wear With Skinny Jeans

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Shoes That Aren't High Heels to Wear With Skinny Jeans

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When you think of dressing up your skinny jeans, high-heeled shoes probably come to mind as a classic accessory choice. But if you're not a big heels fan, we've got great news for you. Skinny jeans can look fabulous — and entirely chic now — when you pair them with the right flat shoes. So if you'd rather not do a balancing act in sky-high heels when you want to dress up your denim, take inspiration from our street style gallery. We show you how some of today's most fashionable women are wearing trendy flat shoes with skinny jeans, so you can achieve this modern and effortlessly stylish look, wherever your day takes you.

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White Boots

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White boots are a huge fashion trend and they are absolutely made to wear with jeans. One cute way to wear them is with a cropped jeans length, to show off a sliver of skin between your pants hem and boots. Choose a flat or low-heeled boot, which looks super modern, and is walkable for all your errands and outings.

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Pointy Toe Loafer Flats

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When you want to stand out from the crowd in skinny jeans, consider the fashionable effect of pairing body-hugging skinny jeans with menswear-inspired leather shoes. Pointy toed, menswear-inspired leather loafers add a fashionable, boy-meets-girl charm to your daytime outfits and more comfortable than stilettos to walk around. Black is a classic choice for loafers, as in the Jimmy Choo shoes pictured here, but you can also find this footwear style available in stores and online in a variety of colors and textures.

Love the menswear vibe? Learn how to style a white shirt in your wardrobe.

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Colorful Sneakers

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Sneakers go together with skinny jeans like peanut butter and jelly. Today's more stylish runners are a great option when you want to add some edge to your outfit, or dress down a fussier look for daytime. A sneaker with a pretty pattern, or in pastel or bright colors, is really a must-have in your wardrobe — you'll be surprised at how often you pull on this footwear with your daytime and weekend outfits, including dresses. We love how a designer-look sneaker (those pictured here are the real thing, by Gucci) can add a cheeky dose of laid back weekend style to dressed-up jeans outfits, even for the office.

Check out 14 stylish sneakers you can wear with everything.

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Furry Flats

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Add a fashion-forward vibe to your outfits in slim jeans outfits when you wear them with fur-lined loafers. This footwear adds a cozy vibe to streetwise looks in skinny jeans, and keeps your outfit super-comfortable, whether you go with a full loafer with fur lining, or a loafer slide as pictured here. Don't save these snuggly shoes for colder weather, either. Furry slip-ons match surprisingly well with summery, bohemian looks, so go ahead and wear that off-the-shoulder top or white peasant blouse with your jeans. You can also wear these comfy flat shoes to soften a boyish outfit of a leather motorcycle jacket and jeans.

If you dig furry fashion, you'll flip for these coats.

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Flatform Sneakers

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Flatform sneakers are a thing now, and we like the way these cheeky, casual shoes can give you the same leg-lengthening boost of height as high-heeled pumps, while being easier to wear around town all day long. Plus, these cheery sneakers come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, giving an instant style upgrade to your daytime jeans outfits, whether you’re wearing them to go shopping or out on a casual date.

See more awesome sneaker styles here.

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Colorful Loafers

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Here's a great shoe to wear with skinny jeans any time you wan to inject a pop of color into your outfit. A brightly colored loafer style is dressed up enough for wearing to work, and spares you the need to wear high heels. A flat loafer in a fun hue, paired with skinny jeans and a cute top, also delivers a relaxed vibe that's perfect for casual dates.

Learn more about loafers and how to wear them here.

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Slouchy Boots

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When you want a foolproof footwear option for skinny jeans, you will never go wrong choosing a slouchy boot, either in an ankle style as pictured here, or a calf length boot. Boots with extra fabric look cool and effortless, and are fashionable both for daytime or wearing out at night. To store them when you're not wearing them, use the inserts that come with the boots, to maintain their signature shape.

Get more ankle boot inspiration here.

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Tall Flat Boots

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Tall, flat leather boots, such as the ever-popular riding boot, are easy to pull on over skinny jeans and, in a classic shape that fits close to the leg, they never look wrong. Choose black or brown boots for a more uptown, polished look. You can also add color to a basic outfit with a flat boot in deep red, or forest green. Want to take a walk on the wild side? Choose a riding boot style in a metallic tone or wild leopard-print.

Check out our fashion guide to what to wear with tall boots.