Trying to figure out how to wear jeans and sneakers together? These simple tips will help you put this combination together fashionably and effortlessly.
How to wear jeans and sneakers together
Sneakers are one of my all time favorite shoes. Jeans are also one of my most worn outfit bottoms. But how to wear jeans and sneakers together can get tricky.
This combination is a fun casual look, but it can easily give you a squat or outdated look.
So here are some easy tips for putting jeans and sneakers together in an outfit. I’ll also be sharing these in action on my Instagram stories today for an episode of #GetDressedWithMerrick, so make sure you don’t miss that!
Some easy tips for pairing jeans with sneakers in an outfit
1. Show some ankle
This is one of my tried and true tips that works for every woman, whether you’re six feet tall or under 5 feet.
If your pants touch your sneakers, give them a cuff or chop them off (tutorial here).
An ankle gap of 1-3″ is best, depending on your jeans. You just want that little breathing space between your shoes and the bottom of your jeans.
2. Skip the athletic sneakers
Athletic sneakers (like the ones you wear to the gym) are the hardest sneakers to style and easily look frumpy and clunky. So if you’re nervous about them, I’d recommend staying away from them completely.
Instead, choose a sleek, low cut sneaker.
You can do either lace up or slip on, but choose something that’s less athletic and more everyday.
3. Choose sneakers with almond shaped toes
An almond shaped toe (where it’s a little bit pointed with a rounded end) gives an elongated leg line and is the most universally flattering.
Round toe sneakers can give you a squatty look, even if you’re tall or your legs are super long!
4. Choose a low cut sneaker
A low cut sneaker is the easiest kind to style. High top sneakers are cute, but they’re definitely harder to wear without cutting off your leg line and giving you a squatted look.
Look for sneakers that cut well below your ankle bone for a really flattering look.
5. Check the sole height
Sneakers with a short sole (like a pair of original TOMS) are cute, but can give you that flat foot look.
Instead, choose a sneaker with a bit more height. You don’t need a platform sneaker, but one with a little more lift will give you a less squatty or flat footed look.
6. Wear no-show socks
The quickest way to kill a cute jeans and sneakers look is by wearing a pair of taller ankle socks.
Let the sneakers stand alone without a sock distraction, and instead try the best no-show socks ever. They are comfortable and don’t shift around under your shoes at all. I recently wore mine around Universal Studios for two days and didn’t adjust them even once!
Here’s a Video Showing These Tips in Action!
I hope these tips help you wear those jeans and sneaker outfits confidently!