Shoes for Boyfriend Jeans

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Get Shoes Right When You Wear Boyfriend Jeans

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Here's how to get shoes right when you wear boyfriend jeans. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Boyfriend jeans are a trendy and versatile denim style that you can use to create so many different fashion looks with your wardrobe. But it's important to know what shoes to wear with boyfriend jeans to look right in your outfits — and what not to wear — or you can wind up sabotaging your style. Here's our handy, guide to which shoes look best with boyfriend jeans, so you can look great from head to toe when you wear this popular denim silhouette.

Learn which boyfriend jeans work best on your body type.

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Oxford Style Loafers

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Here's our top pick for the shoe style you can most easily wear with boyfriend jeans, to look effortlessly modern and chic. Oxford shoes for women are inspired by a classic men's footwear style. Typically made of leather (but also available in synthetic or vegan materials that mimic a leather look), oxfords are lace-up shoes with the laces on the instep (the top of the foot). They are sometimes referred to as lace-up loafers or brogues.

Because these shoes reference a formal men's shoe, they are a cheeky choice for pairing with boyfriend style jeans, which were originally inspired by a masculine fashion style. Wear oxfords when you want to add a dose of trendiness to a casual outfit in straight leg jeans.

To steal a favorite casual day uniform of fashion editors, try matching a pair of tomboyish oxfords with an outfit of distressed, relaxed fit straight leg jeans, a graphic tee and a tailored black blazer.

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High Heel Shoes

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When you want to make a more polished fashion statement in boyfriend jeans, a great pair of heels is a must. Platform heels are great for balancing the wider legs of boyfriend jeans, and are also a bit easier to walk in than stilettos.

For days when you want to cut a casually stylish figure, you'll never go wrong in skinny, dark wash boyfriend jeans paired with a body-skimming t-shirt, sharply fitted blazer, and a great pair of platform high heel shoes. Go ahead and roll your cuffs an inch or two above the ankle, to show off your lower legs at their slimmest point.

When you're wearing a more relaxed, straight leg jean to the office, a classic nude pump is another great choice of high heel shoes, that will dress up your outfit for work.

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Ballet Flats

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Sometimes you want your outfit to be comfortable and easy, but you still want to look stylish. Ballet flats are a good choice when you're wearing an effortless outfit, such as cuffed or distressed boyfriend jeans, with a tee-shirt and easy jacket.

You can opt for classic ballet flats in a neutral shade, or shop for a pair with special details, such as the strappy flats pictured here.

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High Heel Ankle Boots

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Try pairing high heel ankle boots with boyfriend jeans when you're going out and want to look fashionable, but still keep your outfit on the low-key side. High-heeled booties would be a great shoe choice for an easy first date outfit.

Try wearing high heel ankle boots with dark wash, skinny boyfriend jeans and a silky blouse, or a trendy off the shoulder top. You can pile on the accessories to dress up your look, or keep things minimal for a more easygoing style.

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Animal Print Shoes

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Straight leg jeans are fairly casual by nature — but they're also surprisingly easy to dress up, when you style them right. We're in love with the effect of wearing leopard print heels with boyfriend jeans, to give easy denim trousers an instant style upgrade.

Keep things looking effortless by wearing this look with a simple striped shirt, or take things to a more polished (and feminine) level with a beautiful coat, an upscale looking purse, and plenty of jewelry.

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Sneakers are an obvious shoe choice for boyfriend jeans, which already give off a relaxed vibe. If you’re the sporty type, go ahead and pair sneakers with your boyfriend jeans. Just keep in mind that with a look this boyish, it’s important to make sure your top is well-fitted, so people can tell there’s a girl inside your outfit.

A body-conscious button-down shirt makes an easy weekend outfit when matched with distressed boyfriend jeans and sneaks. You could also layer on some chain necklaces for a fashionable touch, or add a fitted moto jacket or blazer that conforms to your curves and highlights your waist.

You can also get in on the athleisure fashion trend by pairing relaxed jeans with the newer, trendy designer sneakers.