Most days, I like to stick to a uniform, wearing outfit combinations that work well together, especially if I’m pinched for time. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been sporting the same jeans-and-shoes pairings for a minute now. And although there’s nothing wrong with that, everyone can use a little refresher from time to time.
Jeans and shoes are easy to overlook because they’re great everyday staples. Yet, a quick scroll through the Instagram feeds of my favorite fashion people has me itching to try out a few new combos. It doesn’t hurt that this season has brought us some seriously covetable footwear and denim trends. For instance, the resurgence of Mary Janes has me particularly excited. Meanwhile, styles with staying power are being remixed. Puddle jeans, for example, felt youthful when paired with a sneaker shortly after they appeared on the scene last fall. This spring, however, the fashion set is pairing puddle jeans with more sophisticated footwear, leading me to conclude they weren’t such an impulse buy after all.
Read on for more ways to keep your jeans-and-footwear pairings looking fresh. Four inspiring looks are just moments away.