How To Wear Jeans With Sneakers: 5 Great Ways

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We have all had moments when we are oh-so-comfortable nestled on our couches while wearing our favorite pajamas and enjoying a moment of low-brain-activity television.

Suddenly, we are asked to make a run to the grocery store or perhaps to do an errand that we forgot to finish earlier in our chaotic day; dressing up feels like such a pain when in this state of relaxation.

Celebrities wearing jeans and sneakersEmma Roberts grabs a coffee wearing rag & bone skinny jeans, animal print Isabel Marant sneakers, and a woolly Urban Outfitters hat in Los Angeles on January 13, 2015 / Reese Witherspoon enters an office building in Beverly Hills wearing Isabel Marant sneakers on January 6, 2015 / Fearne Cotton at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London on November 17, 2014 / Kristen Stewart arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport on October 11, 2014

Go ahead; grab those sneakers and jeans. We’ll show you five throw-on-and-go outfits that won’t sacrifice style for comfort.

1. Go menswear all the way

The items needed in this look need not be ironed. Although we do encourage ladies to be tidy, stuff strewn across your bed and floor will do.

Elif wears boyfriend jeans with sneakers and a plaid shirtElif wears boyfriend jeans with sneakers and a plaid shirt

Grab a pair of boyfriend jeans and sneakers. Wear them with a plain tee, and throw a plaid shirt over it. A quick necklace, a backpack, and a hat will nicely polish off this look.

Shop Elif of The Rose Mania‘s look:

Deconstructed boyfriend jeans with plaid shirt and accessoriesGAP 1969 Sexy Deconstructed Boyfriend Jeans, $69.95 / Current/Elliott The Prep School Plaid Shirt, £188 / Topshop Petite Viscose V Tee, £12 / Vans Footwear The Authentic Slim Sneakers in Brown and Turtledove, $60

2. Don’t be afraid to mix masculine and feminine

Grab an edgy acid-wash pair of jeans, and wear them with New Balance sneakers. Play up the masculinity of this look with a beanie, but don’t be afraid to contrast it with a fluffy baby pink coat or jacket.

Jint wears New Balance sneakers with jeans and a feminine jacketJint wears New Balance sneakers with jeans and a feminine jacket

Play with other feminine elements, such as an oversized tote, or simply let your long tresses loose in gorgeous waves.

Shop Jint of Vanilla & Velvet’s look. Her blog is unfortunately no longer available online:

Super skinny jeans with beanie and tee outfitDiesel Skinzee Super Skinny Jeans, £130 / Topshop Petite Burnout Tee, £16 / Topshop Petite Fluffy Wool Mix Coat, £89 / New Balance 574 Sneakers, $69.95 / Dorothy Perkins Gray Chunky Rib Beanie, £7

3. Go posh

Surprisingly, a look that is meant for a pair of pointed-toe heels will also work with sneakers. Wear mom or boyfriend jeans with a turtleneck top, and lavish yourself with sophistication by throwing on an oversized coat and an infinity scarf.

Just make sure that your ankles can actually be seen to cut off the part where your frumpy mom jeans meet your sneakers!

Veronica paired her sneakers with jeans and an oversized coatVeronica paired her sneakers with jeans and an oversized coat

Grab a clutch, and put on some reflector sunglasses. We imagine that this is what Victoria Beckham would wear while out jogging.

Shop Veronica of Bittersweet Colours‘ look:

Vintage jeans with turtleneck sweater and coat outfitAcne Studios Pop Vintage Boyfriend Jeans, $297 / Merona Women’s Cashmere-Blend Turtleneck Pullover Sweater, $49.99 / Liska Mene Coat, $6,578.92 / Ray-Ban Matte Gold Metal Flash Lens “Classic” Aviator Sunglasses, $136 / Cheap Monday Tube Scarf in Heavy Gray, $50 / Reebok White Easytone Reinspire Trainers, £80

4. Work with leather

Leather has an uncanny ability to dress up pretty much everything that it is paired with, and the jeans-and-sneakers combination is no exemption.

Maria wears a leather vest with a beanie, jeans, and sneakersMaria wears a leather vest with a beanie, jeans, and sneakers

Go with a full leather jacket, sunnies, and a clutch for a more feminine feel, or grab a leather vest, a beanie, and a backpack to steer your look more toward androgyny.

Shop Maria of The Fashion Crack’s look. Her blog is unfortunately no longer available online:

Boyfriend jeans with a sweater, sunglasses, a vest and accessoriesDL1961 Jeans Riley Boyfriend in Nassau, $168 / Topshop Knitted Rib Texture Jumper, £38 / River Island Brown Perforated Leather Vest, $240 / Lanvin Leather Patent-Toe Trainers, £291 / Topshop Rolled Edge Beanie, £14 / Topshop Luca Squared Round Sunglasses, £16 / In the Clear Clutch Set in Mint, $35

5. Play with bold colors and prints

How do you keep people from realizing that you are wearing yesterday’s clothes? Why, distract them, of course.

Mizuho wears sneakers with jeans and an animal print coatMizuho wears sneakers with jeans and an animal print coat

Nothing can take their attention away from a neutral pair of jeans and sneakers than loud animal prints (such as an oversized leopard trench) worn with a hot pink beanie. Get plus points for putting on an adorable set of frames.

Shop Mizuho of Xoxo HiLamee‘s look:

Jeans with crop shirt, pink beanie, and sneakersMother The Looker Pop Jeans in Gray, £220 / Wildfox Champs Elysees Cropped Milk Oversized Crop Shirt, €90 / Dorothy Perkins Leopard-Print Faux Fur Coat, £75 / Eugenia Kim Marley Chunky Knit Beanie Hat, £150 / Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops, $113

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