The Best Jeans to Wear with Fall Footwear

If the shoe fits then you should definitely find the other one, put it on, and wear your new pair with your favorite jeans.

Finding those just-right shoes to go with your go-to jeans is no easy feet (see what we did there?), so check out these tips to find out which jeans go with which fall shoes!

For Guys: What to Wear with Slim, Skinny & Ripped Jeans

Slim Jeans & Fresh Sneakers

Lean and clean but not quite skinny, slim jeans are juuuuust right for chunkier shoes that balance them out, like sneaker boots or sporty sneakers with a bigger, chunky outsole.

There’s really nothing better than wearing new Slim jeans with fresh, clean sneakers. Go for a light-on-light look with white tennis shoes and light-wash Slim jeans, with or without grunge-inspired distressing like frayed hems and ripped knees. Round out the look with hoodies and sweatshirts made from soft, comfy fleece.

American Eagle slim jeans with white sneakers

Skinny Jeans & Sleek Shoes or Boots

Our best-selling skinny jeans – not tight, just right! – serve up serious style with minimally styled sneakers featuring a sleeker profile. Choose ripped skinny jeans for an elevated rugged look, or go for a medium wash for that iconic blue jeans style.

Start any adventure on the right foot in durable hiking-inspired boots and Skinny jeans. Try the Classic Skinny, Stacked Skinny, or Athletic Skinny in new deeper dark washes and with ripped and repaired details. Keep up the “mountains are calling” look by layering up with thermals and flannel shirts.

American Eagle skinny jeans with brown boots

Stacked Skinny Jeans & Bright Sneakers

Stacked skinny jeans use a trend-forward stacked effect at the ankle to draw attention to your shoes, a.k.a. they’re amazing at showing off sneakers made to pop. Match your stacked jeans with brightly colored shoes to stand out from the crowd.

Ripped Jeans & Dad Sneakers

Comfort where it counts, just like dad taught us. Kick back in ripped jeans and comfortable dad sneakers, preferably in about-to-mow-the-lawn colors like white or gray. Lean into more subtle destroyed deets for a more fall-friendly fit, and pair them with hooded shirts and shackets to keep warm at the Friday night game or bonfire.

American Eagle ripped jeans with gray sneakers

For Girls: What to Wear with Mom, ‘90s, Flare & Curvy Jeans

Ripped Jeans & Your Fave Boots

Ripped jeans like jeggings and Tomgirl jeans might feel like summer styles – but wear them with black booties or plaid sneakers and they’re ready for falling leaves, sweater weather, and cooler temps. Emphasize your shoes by cuffing your jeans or choosing a cropped length.

High-Waisted Jeans & Statement Heels

High-waisted jeggings and highest waist flare jeans give you that comfy high-rise fit you love, and serve up major style with of-the-moment snakeskin heels. Try them with other patterned shoes in prints like leopard, houndstooth, and plaid to make a statement all season long.

Curvy Jeans & Fall Footwear

Still searching for jeans to wear with your fall shoes? Give Curvy jeans a try! Designed with more room through the hips and thighs, these jeans eliminate waistband gapping and hug all your curves. Try Curvy jeans with a split hem to draw focus down to your classic Chelsea booties. These boots are made for walking, and the jeans are made for making your butt look (and feel) incredible.

Flare Jeans & Combat Boots

Emphasize your flare jeans or pants with combat boots. Choose chunky boots in black or dark brown and wear them with classic medium-wash flares for a full-on retro-inspired look. Finish the ‘fit with a cropped sweatshirt.

American Eagle flare jeans with black combat boots

Mom Jeans & Chelsea Boots

Create an instant feel-good ’fit by pairing Mom jeans with Chelsea boots. Choose Mom Straight jeans for an updated straight-leg version of the classic Mom fit (more proof she knows best), then wear crew socks and a fair isle sweater for an outdoorsy style.

American Eagle Mom jeans with Chelsea boots

Extra tip: let your jeans stack at the ankle for an even more layered look.

‘90s Boyfriend Jeans & Sneakers

When the hems of your jeans meet the tops of your shoes — that’s amore. Pair high-top sneakers with relaxed, high-waisted ‘90s Boyfriend jeans for classic cooler-than-cool vibes. Up your ’90s-inspired style by wearing them with oversized graphic tees and Cozy Cabin flannels.

American Eagle '90s jeans with high top sneakers


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