Before you slip on a pair of weekday jeans, consider your workplace and what is appropriate-if you are a banker or a lawyer, you might be limited to twill trousers even on Casual Friday! From morning meetings to business lunches and all the way to after-work drinks – these jeans and shoes combos will make you look incredibly chic and work appropriate. For example darker jeans have a much dressier look than lighter jeans. This, combined with the casual nature of denim, means that you can wear dark jeans with almost any type of shoes.
Scroll down to see the variety of denim styles, including skinny jeans, cropped flares, and high-waisted wide-leg styles paired with the right shoes.
GIANVITO ROSSI Paris patent-leather pumps – Named after the fashion capital, Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Paris’ pumps are crafted in a timeless point-toe shape that will never go out of style. Made from glossy patent-leather in an off-white hue, they are set on a sleek stiletto heel and have flattering V-cut vamps that elegantly slim your feet. Wear yours as part of monochrome looks or with your favorite jeans.
RE/DONE Originals High-Rise Ankle Crop frayed skinny jeans – RE/DONE’s jeans have been spotted on some of the world’s most stylish women, including Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Designed to sit high on the waist, this skinny pair has a cropped length and raw hems. Balance their lived-in feel with glossy white pumps.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pigalle Follies 100 suede pumps – Christian Louboutin once said that he felt his signature ‘Pigalle’ pumps looked most sophisticated in black, because of the contrast with the red sole and the precision of the design. Crafted in Italy from velvety suede, this pair has a slim tapered heel and pointed toe. The low-cut vamp and 100mm height have a flattering effect on your legs and posture.
SIMON MILLER Holt high-rise slim-leg jeans – Simon Miller’s ‘Holt’ jeans are made from Japanese cotton that’ll give you a contoured fit without feeling restricted. This pair sits comfortably high at the natural waist and is slightly tapered from the knee to the ankle. Wear yours with a blouse and pumps, switching to a bulky knit at the weekend.
SAINT LAURENT Opyum patent-leather ankle boots – Anthony Vaccarello introduced Saint Laurent’s ‘Opyum’ logo pumps for his Spring ’17 runway debut, and the cult style is back in this ankle boot shape for Fall ’17. Expertly crafted from high-shine patent-leather, this pair is set on the label’s mirrored ‘YSL’ heel and has a pointed toe. They have elasticated sides to they can slip on and off with ease.
RE/DONE Originals High-Rise Ankle Crop frayed skinny jeans – RE/DONE founders Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur started their cult label by re-purposing old Levi’s, so they knew exactly how to emulate the perfect vintage style when establishing their ‘Originals’ collection. Made from stretch-cotton, this faded pair sits high on your waist and has a flattering skinny leg.
GIANVITO ROSSI 85 leather pumps – Gianvito Rossi’s supple leather pumps are a staple you shouldn’t be without. The neutral hue and mid-heel make them a chic choice for day or night.
SIMON MILLER W003 Atlee mid-rise slim-leg jeans – Simon Miller’s ‘W003 Atlee’ jeans are a prime example of the cult label’s quality craftsmanship. Designed with a touch of stretch so they fit comfortably, this mid-rise slim pair is tapered at the ankles and detailed with selvedge stitching. Wear yours with everything from boots to pumps, depending on the occasion.
GIANVITO ROSSI Levy patent-leather ankle boots- Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Levy’ boots are made from high-shine patent-leather that makes the bold red hue all the more eye-catching. They have a super sleek point-toe profile and a slim 100mm heel. The scalloped cuffs prevent them from looking too wide at the ankle.
CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Original Straight high-rise jeans – Cropped high-rise denim were part of Debbie Harry’s uniform in the ’70s and ’80s, so it’s easy to picture Current/Elliott’s Fall ’17 muse in these high-rise jeans. This straight-leg pair is faded for a cool vintage feel and has a frayed hem. Try them ankle boots.
GUCCI Sylvie grosgrain-trimmed leather ankle boots – Taking its name from one of our favorite Gucci bags, these leather ‘Sylvie’ boots feature all the same details, such as striped grosgrain webbing and a gold buckle. This Italian-made pair has a sleek pointed toe and pin-thin heel. Try yours tucked under cuffed jeans.