Through the cooler seasons of fall and winter, jeans become a staple feature of most wardrobes. The question is: how to wear booties with jeans?
The answer is that there are several great ways to pair your favorite jeans and boots together. Still, there are a number of fashion faux pas that you’ll want to avoid. Do you roll your jeans or tuck them in? Which jean length is best for an ankle boot? Should you wear socks?
There are so many questions! Luckily you’ll find all of these answers and more if you keep reading this article.
How To Wear Booties With Jeans.
The trick to pairing skinny jeans with boots is to ensure your jeans are the right length and minimize bunching. Your main options with skinny jeans are to tuck them in or roll them into a small, large, or double cuff.
There are two main types of skinny jeans: regular or cropped, and both should pair easily with your favorite pair of ankle boots. If you opt to cuff the hem, you should expose around one to two inches of the ankle.
Straight jeans are roomier towards the ankle than skinny jeans, so they’re not ideal for tucking into jeans. At the same time, they probably won’t be wide enough to pull over your jeans without some serious bulging. Instead, opt for a small, large, or double cuff that allows the jean to sit just above the rim of your booties.
Wide Leg Jeans.
These are one of the most effortless jeans to style as they’re so wide-legged that they flow over the top of anything. The wide legs should always sit over the boots if you pair these two. It’s a simple go-to but not great if you want to show off a new pair of boots.
If you are looking to show off your boot in its entirety, then opt for the cropped. This style of jeans will possess a hem that won’t compete with the lining of your boot. Meaning you can flaunt your jeans and your boots at the same time.
Flares are one of the hardest jean and boot combos to pull off because the style only works with certain types of boots. Still, if you do want to try out this retro look, avoid round toes, as they will make you look stumpy.
Can You Wear Ankle Boots With Jeans?
You can wear ankle boots with jeans; they work best with skinny jeans, which are rolled under, tucked in, or cuffed. If you’re wearing short boots, don’t tuck your jeans in, but if your boots are long, then tucking your jeans in can look great.
Alternatively, opt for a pair of jeans that hit the ankle, as these pair perfectly with ankle boots and require little styling from you.
Where Should Jeans Sit With Ankle Boots?
Choosing the right place for your jeans to sit when wearing boots is essential because where your jeans end is where people’s eyes will be drawn to.
Make sure that you’re happy with how the jeans sit at this point. The best thing to do is either tuck them in or ensure they sit above your ankle boots so you don’t have a bunched-up look.
Should I Tuck Jeans Into Ankle Boots?
It depends. If you’re wearing skinny jeans that won’t bunch when you tuck them in, then do it. On the other hand, if you’re wearing short boots, don’t try and tuck in jeans that aren’t long enough.
As a general rule, if the boot is wider than the jean opening, tuck it in; if the jean is wider (think flares or boyfriend jeans), don’t tuck it.
Do You Wear Socks With Ankle Boots And Jeans?
You can wear socks with ankle boots and jeans as long as you get the right style. If your jeans are tucked into your boots, it doesn’t matter which socks you wear. Still, if your ankle or the bottom of your leg shows, you don’t want a flash of sock between the jean and the boot.
If you’re wearing socks with ankle boots, opt for ankle or pop socks, which have a bare appearance and aren’t visible above your boot line.
How Long Should Jeans Be With Booties?
It’s challenging to find that perfect-fitting pair of jeans. Sometimes you might think you’ve got it just right, but if your ankle shows, you’d be mistaken. Ideally, you want jeans to cover your ankle.
If you have a 30” leg opt for a 32” or 34” when pairing with booties to ensure that your jeans are long enough. This also provides a slight stack at the bottom of the leg, which is ideal for wearing boots.
Do You Roll Jeans With Booties?
You can roll your jeans with booties, but if your jeans are the right length, you shouldn’t need to. Instead, just pull the bottom of your jeans as far down as they will go, allowing some of the material to tuck into your boots and the rest of the material to hang over the edge.
This casual style looks good without being too “try hard.”
What Jeans Are Best With Booties?
Skinny jeans are the best type of jeans to wear with boots for obvious reasons. They cling to the skin from hip to ankle and allow you to show off the style of your boot.
Tips For Pairing Booties With Jeans.
You can combine boots and jeans in several stylish ways for a fresh and contemporary look. In general, remember these tips.
- Taller boots work well over skinny jeans. If you’re wearing knee-high boots, they should always sit over the top of your jeans.
- If you’re wearing calf-length boots, keep them under your jeans. This is the perfect style to combine with straight or wide-legged jeans.
- If the length of your jeans doesn’t sit correctly with your boots, try cuffing them to get the length just right (this works particularly well with skinny or straight-leg jeans)
There’s an art to pairing the right booties and jeans together, but it’s not too difficult once you know the best tips and tricks. Remember, if in doubt, you can’t go wrong with regular skinny jeans tucked into your boots or straight leg / tapered jeans over the top of them.