As winter rolls in, out comes all our winter footwear. The most prominent among the collection: boots. The durable shoes are great for keeping our toes cozy in freezing temperatures, but let’s be honest: sometimes it’s hard to style those chunky things. We’ve already showed you 18 adorable ways to rock the boot + skirt combo and now we’re coming at ya with some more styling insight. This time boots + jeans get the spotlight — two winter staples every girl should have in her closet. Whether you’re in the market for both or just in need of some inspiration, here are 15 ways to rock boots and jeans this winter.
1. Jade Green Jeans and Heeled Hiking Boots: Okay so maybe these “hiking” boots ($130) wouldn’t actually be so great for a mountain side adventure, but they look pretty sweet with some brightly-colored jeans, like this jade green pair from 7 For All Mankind ($204). This super skinny cut will help even out the clunkiness of these shoes. (via La Petite Anglaise)
2. Riding Boot and Black Jeans: It’s hard to beat a pair of classic riding boots. This affordable pair keeps things simple in front and adds a flash of color in the back with a blue zipper ($42). Pair these with a high-rise skinny jean ($66) to make those legs look extra long and throw in some scuffed up knees to rough up the look a little bit. (via Prosecco and Plaid)
3. Matching Boots and Jeans: Here’s a monochromatic look FTW. Hold on to that gorgeous fall color palette with a pair of caramel colored pants ($128) and matching lace up boots ($169). Keep the look in this rich shade of brown for a style that’s seasonally on point, or take things a little darker by replicating the look in all black.
4. Leopard Jeans and Grey Heeled Boots : Leopard pants? We’re into it. This washed out pair ($39) allows the pattern to be noticeable, but not too wild. When working with a patterned pant, make sure to keep things simple shoe-wise. This pair in particular, looks great with some practical grey suede booties ($195). (via Love Being Petite)
5. Brown Boots and Light Wash Jeans If you’re itching for a pair of classic boots but don’t want something quite as high as the riding boot, these short leather boots from Frye ($298) are a great alternative. Since these evoke a slight cowboy vibe, go ahead and keep the look rustic with a pair of light wash denim ($124). (via Von Vogue)
6. Skinny Black Jeans and Flat Boots Well hello city slicker. This black on black combo is dramatic in all the right ways. Keep the look super sleek by combining a pair of skinny black jeans ($28) with a flat ankle bootie ($195). We’re guess both of these are going to become instant wardrobe staples. (via Van Vogue)
7. Distressed Denim and Grey Boots: Keep your vibe totally casual in a roughed up pair of straight legged jeans ($70). Cement the carefree style by throwing on some slouchy mid-calf boots ($86). (via Who What Wear)
8. Mustard Jeans and Patent Boots Don’t be afraid of the mustard-colored pant. This rich, mustard-colored denim ($36) is unexpected but looks super cozy when paired with a chunky sweater and scarf. Add a little bit of edge to this wintery outfit with some patent leather. These lace-up booties ($76) will do just the trick. (via Chictopia)
9. Cuffed Jeans and Buckle Boots Buckled booties we love you. Those minimal ankle booties are great, but sometimes you need a little extra detailing. This sassy pair of red boots ($33) are gorgeous enough to even make Dorothy jealous. Keep them on full display by pairing them with straight-legged cuffed jeans ($210). (via A Type of Style)
10. Overalls and Ankle Boots: Overalls are officially back. If you thought boots were out of the question with this throwback garment, think again. Mash up a battered pair ($50) with these super trendy low-cut booties ($139). (via Holly Dolly Darling)
11. Boyfriend Jean and Suede Boots: Spice things up by straying from the classic, neutral colored boot. This rich, olive suede bootie ($135) will still match with tons of outfits, but will add a colorful element to your wardrobe. For a bootie this length, pair it with a cool, casual boyfriend cut jean ($188) and cuff the bottom to fully show off the shoe. (via Casual Glamorous)
12. Mom Jeans and Cut-Out Boots: You know those frumpy jeans you used to make fun of your mom for wearing? Well those are cool now. Paired with some chunky white sneakers, these loose fitting jeans ($88) will look totally dorky but cuff them and pop on a trendy cut out bootie ($134) and you’ve instantly given those high-rise jeans a fashion makeover. (via Bella Mumma)
13. Vintage Jeans and Moto Boots: Spend the day walking around like a rebel without a cause in a pair of chunky motorcycle boots ($85). With footwear as unruly as this you’ve got to keep it cool in the pants department with some roughed up denim, like this faded and distressed pair ($60). If you’re into the boots but not so into this bulky combo try pairing them with a skinny jean for a sleeker look. (via These n’ That n’ Those)
14. Extreme Cuffed Jeans and Stiletto Boots: We’ve seen cuffed jeans before, but never quite this cuffed. It’s a little drastic but we’re kind of loving it. This dark wash pair from MIH jeans is definitely pricey ($255) but the luxury denim has been worn by everyone from Jane Birkin to Farah Fawcett. Slim down the wide legged look with a super sleek stiletto bootie ($129). (via Pop Sugar)
15. Casual Jeans and Open-Toed Boots: These loose fitting J.Crew jeans ($108) would look great with a sweatshirt for a casual Sunday around town, or you could totally glam up the look by pairing them with a sexy pair open-toed booties ($98), like this sky-high pair complete with (faux) crocodile detailing. This mix of dressy and casual is perfect for when you want to look nice but not too nice. (via Elle)
What’s your favorite go to jean + boot pairing? Any you’re really love or hating from this list? Tell us how you rock winter style in the comments below.