How to wear boots with jeans: four classic outfits you’ll want to wear again and again

Style tips every fashion lover should know on mastering how to wear boots with jeans

how to wear boots with jeans street style Lou Beyer wearing Balenciaga heels, Hermès bag, Agolde jeans, Zara blazer
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How to wear boots with jeans: it's the universal style dilemma. But when it's done right, pairing your best jeans with your favorite boots is a look that'll last you through all seasons and all occasions. 

Jeans and boots are two of our most loyal wardrobe staples, so mastering how to wear them together is a fashion necessity.

There are endless ways to wear boots with jeans, but it's all about finding the right pairing. Striking a balance between the cut and color of the denim and the style of the boot is essential as well. 

Sounds a bit complicated? Not to worry. We've done the hard work for you and created a mood board of the most stylish jeans and boots combos worn by the street style set. 

And of course, we've included our editor-approved picks of the best jeans and boots to recreate the looks on all budgets.

HOW TO WEAR BOOTS WITH JEANS

Take a hike 

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Who would have predicted that hiking boots would swiftly become a fashion footwear staple? And given their comfort, durability, and all-around practicality, we certainly aren't complaining. 

The good thing about hiking boots is that they go with almost all slim-leg denim styles – whether that's skinny, straight-leg, or cropped kick flares. Style yours with a relaxed-fit roll neck, cozy coat, and gold jewelry for optimum chic. 

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how to wear boots with jeans – Zara straight leg bliss jeans

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Zara ZW The Bliss Straight Jeans

Specifications
RRP: UK 6–18
Sizes: £29.99 | $49.00

how to wear boots with jeans – Everlane The Cloud Turtleneck

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Everlane The Cloud Turtleneck

Specifications
RRP: £125 | $135
Sizes: XXS–XL

how to wear boots with jeans – lucy williams chunky entwine hoop earrings

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Missoma Lucy Williams Chunky Entwine Hoop Earrings

Specifications
RRP: £110 | $143

how to wear boots with jeans – Selfridges Bird leather ankle boots

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Kurt Geiger London Bird leather ankle boots

Specifications
RRP: £189 | $225

Statement Skinnys

how to wear boots with jeans – statement skinnys

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It's amazing what a pair of tall boots can do when it comes to elevating your everyday skinny jeans. Leg lengthening, slimming, and infallibly chic, make like the street style set and pair yours with a slouchy blazer for the ultimate desk-to-drinks look. 

how to wear boots with jeans – weekday body skinny jeans

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Weekday Body Extra High Skinny Jeans

Specifications
RRP: £40 | $60
Sizes: 24/28–34/32

how to wear boots with jeans – Oversized Wool Blazer

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Specifications
RRP: £165
Sizes: EU £32–£44

how to wear boots with jeans – ASOS DESIGN nylon curved 90s shoulder bag in black

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ASOS Design Nylon Curved 90s Shoulder Bag in Black

Specifications
RRP: £14 | $23

how to wear boots with jeans – Arket Knee-High Slouch Leather Boots

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Arket Knee-High Slouch Leather Boots

Specifications
RRP: £250 | $390
Sizes: EU36–41

That's So Seventies

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If you thought flared jeans were relegated to the past, you thought wrong. When worn right – i.e. with a chic trench coat and a pair of platforms – they're one of the coolest cuts of denim there are. 

Pair your flares with platform ankle boots, a French-tucked shirt and one of the best winter coats to see your style credentials reach new heights. Or, if heels aren't an option, wear them with a pair of box-fresh white sneakers. 

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how to wear boots with jeans – & Other Stories

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Specifications
RRP: £65
Sizes: 32–44

how to wear boots with jeans – Everlane patch pocket jeans

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Everlane The Japanese Oxford Shirt

Specifications
RRP: £57 | $62
Sizes: 00–16

how to wear boots with jeans – monki trench

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Monki Classic Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: £75 | $100
Sizes: XXS–XL

how to wear boots with jeans – free people Vegan Empire Platform Boots

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Free People Vegan Empire Platform Boots

Specifications
RRP: £168 | $178
Sizes: US 6–10

Classic Straight-Leg

how to wear jeans with boots – three street style looks

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You can't fault a classic. Since they landed on the scene well over 100 years ago, Levi's 501s have remained a wardrobe staple for women worldwide, thanks to their long-wearing rigid denim. Style them with mid to low-block heel ankle boots (untucked) and a cropped jacket for a comfortable, everyday style that will give you legs for days. Kendall Jenner, who? 

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how to wear boots with jeans – Levi's 501s classic

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501 Levi's Original Jeans

Specifications
RRP: £100 | $168
Sizes: W:23–32 L:30–32

how to wear boots with jeans – Zara cropped jacket

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Zara Quilted Cropped Jacket

Specifications
RRP: £29.99
Sizes: XS–XL

how to wear boots with jeans – everlane

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The Organic Cotton Boxy Raglan Tee

Specifications
RRP: £24 | $25
Sizes: XXS–XXL

how to wear boots with jeans – Kurt Geiger Carvela

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Carvela Secil Boots

Specifications
RRP: £69.50
Sizes: UK3–8