It's a common misconception that with colder weather comes bulkier clothing with layer upon layer of thick material and fleece-lined…everything. You can rest easy knowing that women's jeans can be a part of any winter wardrobe, with their versatile styling and thick warmth sure to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. Better yet, denim can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion, making your favorite pair of jeans suitable for day and night. And with winter comes boots! While some styles of jeans and boots can feel awkward when paired together, some combos are absolute perfection.
Before running out to buy a new pair of your best winter jeans and attempt to pair jeans with women’s winter boots this season, begin with your favorite cut and style of denim. We all have that "perfect pair of jeans," the one that fits like a glove and makes you feel comfortable and confident. Chances are that once you have found this style and shape of jeans, you stick with it. Choose appropriate winter boots for your climate and activities, and be realistic. For those trekking through the city on cold winter days, avoid a high heel; if you're knee-high in snow, opt for snow boots. Here are our tips and tricks for picking the best denim styles for your winter shoes.
Boot cut jeans are, by name, made for boots. The slightly flared legs and fitted waist make your legs appear longer, and this style is the best fit for heeled boots. Pair with heeled booties, or with more fashion-forward calf-height boots. This look is fun and more retro, giving you a vintage-inspired look. Make a statement with patent leather or a chunky heel to show your sassy side, and because it's winter, finish this outfit off with a long coat for extra warmth. We recommend choosing a darker shade and fade for your boot-cut jeans, giving the appearance of height and hiding any marks or stains likely to happen in the colder months from snow or rain. That’s what makes boot cut jeans one of the best jeans for cold weather.
If you're looking for a style that is fun and sleek, look no further than slim fit jeans or skinny jeans for a tailored lower half that pairs perfectly with fun prints. The beauty of slim fit jeans is that they skim your body shape and look good on pretty much anyone. They come in a variety of shades, from pastels in the summertime to dark, rich colors like merlot or ivy green in the winter. These sassy women's jeans come in different rises and suit any age.
Play up your slim-fit jeans with fun patterned boots like leopard print or bright vibrant colors. Slim fit or skinny jeans can be paired with everything from closed-toed ballet flats to high boots, as the skinny, tapered legs can be easily tucked inside higher boots for a clean (and warm) look. Additionally, slim fit or skinny jeans, when paired with boots, have a slim and classic silhouette, meaning you are steps ahead of the bulky winter fashion faux pas.
Repeat after us: Straight leg jeans and chunky boots, a dream come true. This combination includes one of the best jeans for winter. Tailored straight leg jeans look gorgeous paired with chunky sweaters and layers, and their tighter fit shows off your body without being too revealing, naturally avoiding the bulky winter weather look. Pair straight leg jeans with chunky boots this winter for an extra warm take on cold fashion. When choosing the perfect chunky boot, look for anything with a thick heel or sole, visible rubber treads, and laces.
Giddy up! Here’s how you can wear cowboy boots with wide fit jeans. The relaxed fit of this type of denim creates a flattering silhouette. You don’t have to wear the classic brown cowboy boots unless, of course, you want to dive into that authentic country look. Wearing sleek black cowboy boots can also do the trick. You can even go for a bold red cowboy boot. Don’t be afraid to mix and match with different textures or fabrics to find the look that suits your style. The best part about these cowboy boots is that as long as there isn’t any actual snow or ice on the ground, they make for great winter shoes with jeans.
Want to know a little secret about why pointed-toe leather boots look so great? The pointed toe naturally elongates your leg line. While rounded toe boots may look more casual, a pointed toe instantly elevates any outfit. If you have a pair of cropped wide leg jeans, you may have wondered what kind of shoe you’re supposed to wear with this specific type of denim. Wear pointed-toe leather boots with your cropped wide leg jeans. Your wide leg jeans may be sewn and cropped already, or you can do a faux crop by folding the ends of your wide leg jeans yourself. Voila! Legs for days.
Let’s take a trip back to the 90s with beloved straight leg jeans. You know, the ones that your mom used to wear and used to make you cringe, but suddenly they’re fashionable, as are fanny packs, but go figure! From floral to embroidered and even fun graphic designs, your patterned boots have a place with your mom jeans. Your mom will think you look great, and so do we. A soft, slouchy sweater, floral boots, and straight leg jeans will complete your 90s retro look. Throw on that fanny pack, and you’re good to go.
If you’ve been looking for shoes to wear with skinny jeans in cold weather, then let's talk skinny jeans. This dynamic denim style is a must-have in every closet. The ultra-fitted legs and waistline provide a trendy look, and with the right fit and size, it can still look polished and classic. In a variety of colors, there are so many options to play with when it comes to skinny jeans this winter. For example, pair your skinny jeans with fashionable ankle booties. For more moderate climates, experiment with tucking the legs into the booties or folding up the cuff to show off some ankle and really highlight the design of your booties.
Ah, jeggings! Somewhat of a denim dupe, these tight leggings made from denim (or in some cases, made to look like denim) are so comfortable and perfect for days that require a little more action. Their slim legs, which glide over the skin and stick to the body, are perfect for slipping into high boots or snow boots. For ultra-cold weather, opt for jeggings with a lining for an extra layer of warmth, or if you have to, layer them under another pair of jeans (we know, winter struggles!). Pair jeggings with a long-sleeve tunic, or layer with a long-sleeve shirt, fleece vest, and winter coat before braving the cold this winter.
With a combination of your favorite jeans and new winter boots, you'll be able to fearlessly face whatever kind of winter weather comes your way. To best prepare, be sure to check out all of our winter accessories.