Thanks, glad you liked it! I was going to wear black jeans with a brown slip on leather shoe… but thankfully your advice helped me out.
What to Wear with Black Jeans: Colors That Work
It's only recently that I've started trying to dress better, so bear with me. P Anyway, I recently purchased some black boots for wearing in winter yes, I know it's summer right now. I understand black shoes will go with black trousers, but I'm wondering which other jean colours I'll be able to match them with? I read somewhere that dark indigo actually clashes with black, and I wanted your thoughts on this.
Also, would red jeans be acceptable with black footwear if the rest of the outfit was less bright? Dark indigo doesn't contrast a lot with black, which makes some people view them as "clashing" but in all honesty it looks fine.
It's personal preference really. Other colours that black footwear go really well with would be lighter blues, brown, tan, and especially olive. And grey of course. That makes sense, thanks for clearing that up! I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be going out making a rookie error haha. Black boots are sometimes eschewed for brown because it is seen as less versatile and more of a harsh colour overall in an outfit.
I believe there was even a discussion about it a few days ago. Black boots will go with indigo jeans, though some people do debate this and prefer brown for the above reasons.
Black boots will go with jeans or chinos in black and grey primarily. Though when your wearing loud pants it is best to wear a neutral on top like grey, navy or white. So going off that, yes red jeans would be acceptable if worn with a neutral top or t-shirt. Thanks for explaining that, makes sense. Wearing black on black will always be a viable option. In my experience, you want to add some sort of interest to the outfit to make it look finished.
I usually do this with jewelry, a scarf or a belt! And lastly, I loved this travel outfit above. Grey with black, to me, is basically an updated version of a classic look. And grey and black pair so well together — the combo is crisp, updated, and clean.
Also, most shades of grey work well with black — from light grey to metallic to mid-grey. I balanced out the color scheme by finishing the look with these old Dee Keller grey suede booties. In this mirror selfie outfit above, I paired my black jeans with a super light cream sweater and oversized grey cardigan. Black jeans tend to make chambray look a little less casual and farm-ish does that make sense?
I have no problem wearing white during winter, but I definitely tend to gravitate to a white top matched with black pants in colder weather. I mean, grey shoes with a brown belt with black jeans AND an olive sweater? I think the gold hardware and the deep brown leather of the belt helped pull it all together.
All in all, you can just about wear any color with black jeans — at least in some fashion. Since black pants are so classic and somewhat dressier than traditional denim, prints are a fun option to mix things up or make the look more casual.
I find myself using black jeans with black and white stripes ALL the time. Two classics combined make perfection, am I right?
I especially like black jeans with flannels that have darker tones or black mixed in. Black pants kinda pulls the whole look together and is more stylish than leopard and denim.
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Desert boots – skinny black jeans only, this is vital. Formal shoes – again, skinny jeans only and with closed laces. Dr Martens – absolutely, a classic combo and it’s easy to see why. I ordered black skinnies from Nordie's and they arrived today. I like the fit of them, but I only have black and dark brown boots to put them with. If I did get another pair of boots, it would be these in pavement the only ones I found in XW. Chelsea boots have a solid pedigree and date back to the Victorian era [the mids]. These boots come in both plain and suede leather. Both are business-appropriate men’s shoes to wear with jeans. Chelsea boots are higher than Chukkas and Desert boots – which we’ll get to in a bit.