Step aside, relaxed denim—skinny jeans are the real love of our lives. Yes, high-waisted jeans may be the star of Instagram in the world of jeans, but skinnies are always there to fall back on when you’re in a hurry or you just don’t know what to wear (which is pretty much always). However, with the amount of time we spend in them, it’s sometimes hard to keep coming up with fresh new ways to style them day after day. So naturally, we turned to the College Fashionista community for their go-to footwear pairings when they’re in a skinny jean rut. From Nikes to sleek white booties, these are the shoes to wear with skinny jeans when you’re fresh out of ideas but can’t give up your favorite pair of denim.
Stretch skinny jeans are, hands down, one of the easiest types of jeans to wear. Instead of your typical day-to-day look, try a more relaxed style by pairing them with your athletic footwear. Pair it with a knit sweater and top it with a matching jean jacket to complete the look.
Get this look: Nike Tanjun Shoes ($65)
Sunny days are heading our way with spring around the corner, which means warmer weather is finally here. For a low-key look for a warm day, try wearing dark wash skinnies with floral open-toed mules. Pair them with a plain tee, a neutral-colored cardigan, and your fave sunnies.
Get this look: ASOS Oasis Floral Embroidered Mule ($30)
This Insta-worthy footwear is perfect for a night out on the town. Keep the look sophisticated with cropped, dark wash jeans, and complete the ensemble with a bright top and a simple crossbody bag.
Get this look: Forever 21 Faux Suede Mules ($20)
Ankle Strap Heels
The sleek style of these classic heels give off a perfectly polished vibe. Pair these shoes with black skinny jeans, a black tie-front top, and a statement necklace for an eye-catching outfit.
Get this look: Steve Madden Ankle Strap Sandal ($80)
Bright White Booties
If your outfit is in need of a pop, these white booties are a flawless addition. Pair them with black skinny jeans, a gray sweater, your fave crossbody bag, and a pair of retro sunnies for a cool look on a chilly spring day.
Get this look: Forever 21 Pointed Toe Chelsea Boots ($35)
For an #OOTD with a touch of grunge, pair your favorite stonewashed skinny jeans with some chunky combat boots. Finish the outfit with a mesh top and a leather jacket for maximum rocker vibes.
Get this look: Dr. Martens Modern Classics Smooth 1460 8-Eye Boots ($150)
Skinny jeans not your thing? Try these high-waisted styles instead.
Featured photo by @itsdemib.