How to Style Your Ankle Boots With Jeans

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Photography by Gabi Wells

An easy everyday momiform for fall

Outfit Details:

Casual Outfit: White T-shirt, Oatmeal Cardigan (runs big, order 1-2 sizes down. I’m in an XS), BlankNYC Jeans, Franco Sarto Ankle Boots (mine are from last season so they’re slightly different), Similar Leather Tote Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Lace Up Sleeve Sweater, Madewell Jeans, Ankle Boots, Similar Saddle Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses 


As we head into boot weather, this is a question you guys frequently ask: How do I wear ankle boots with my jeans?

I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom today to share two outfits, casual and a little dressed up, and two different styles of jeans and boots. Plus I’ll share a few tips for styling any ankle boot with jeans.

Ankle Boots and a cardigan
my favorite jeans
a perfect slouchy cardigan for fall
ankle boots with jeans
an easy fall outfit

Look one is a casual everyday kind of look for fall, with a pair of comfy jeans, a basic tee, a slouchy cardigan sweater, and a pair of 1″ ankle boots. Add a big bag and some sunglasses, and it’s an easy momiform look for cooler weather.

STYLING TIP: For low heeled ankle boots, let 1-2 inches of your ankle show above the ankle boot. If your jeans touch your boots, it gives you a shorter appearance. So give your jeans a little cuff or two! These tips apply to boyfriend jeans too.


button front jeans
dressed up for date night
obsessed with these jeans
date night
how to wear heeled ankle boots with jeans
madewell jeans with 1State Ankle Boots

Look two is a dressed up date night look. I love this lace up sleeve sweater, and am obsessed with these button up jeans. I paired them with a pair of heeled ankle boots and a small bag for a dressier feel.

STYLING TIP: Heeled ankle boots automatically give you a lift, so your skinny jeans can be longer and it won’t shorten the look of your leg in the same way.  No need to cuff, but don’t tuck them in. You can also wear boyfriend jeans with these, but leave a little skin gap between your boots and pants. 

I wrote a whole series of posts on Babble a few years ago about wearing skinny jeans and ankle boots — you can check out the series here, here, here, and here!



note: these tips will vary slightly depending on your body type and the style of jeans and ankle boots, but they’re a good basic guide. If you have questions about specific pairings, leave a comment below!

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