Dark jeans are a fashion staple that every man should have in his wardrobe as they can save the day when you want to look dressy but don’t want to appear too formal. Dark denims can help you look semi-formal, while retaining an appealing casual appearance devoid of shoes.
Choosing the right type of shoes to go with your black jeans can however be a tough task and it is important to get this right, if you have any hope of looking as cool and complete as possible. Here are four types of shoes that are best suited for dark jeans.
The classic sneakers that comes with a low-top and lace-up canvas such as Vans or Converse Chucks can suitably blend in well with dark denims. They lay the foundation perfect foundation of a simple casual outfit with a white tee and cap up top to complete.
Chunkier designer sneakers can however work well when worn with edgy streetwear such as a tee shirt with a longline and a khaki jacket worn along with a skinnier dark denim jean. It is best to steer clear of white shoes, as they best blend in with jeans of lighter shades, or you stand the chance of making them appear dirty if they are not a hundred percent bright white in comparison to your dark jeans.
Derbies that come with open laces and a variety of toe shape types are ideal smart casual outfits. This however requires dressier denims and brogues are another open-laced shoe that provide some form of extra embellishment.
Wearing black dress shoes with jeans may however look stuffy and dorky. As such, it is best to opt for tan or brown coloured dress shoes instead. A crisp white tee or button-down shirt with a blazer will provide a simple smart casual outfit suitable for a date night. Shades of blue such as a powder-blue shirt and navy jumper can be used to complement the warm browns of your dress shoes.
Boat shoes and loafers offer more dressier and exciting options with dark denims, especially when you choose to go with a smart casual kit, paired with a button-up shirt and a bit of rolled cuff to flash part of your ankle.
Loafers that come in oxblood or dark brown help to dress up your dark jeans, while boat shoes that have a non-slip sole and waxed leather can also incredibly help to prep up your style and entire ensemble. You should however do all you can to avoid your socks showing or ditch them entirely.
Wearing boots, a heavy jacket and a plaid shirt facing with your dark denims help to provide a rugged outdoor appearance. Sleek Chelsea boots or boots with brogue detailing tend to work nicely with chambray shirt, knitted pullover or cardigans for date Nights during the wet and cool months.
Dessert boots or Suede chukkas that are sandy-coloured, along with Clarks Originals are versatile options that provide the much needed lighter shades for dark jeans during the warm and hot seasons. They can also incredibly match with pastel button-down shirts.