Jordans are one of the most versatile sneakers out there. Some, especially the Air Jordan 1s, can literally go with any outfit for any occasion. You don’t need to try too hard to pull off a look. The Jordan retro 4 is another one in the Air Jordan line that requires very little effort to look good. From shorts to khakis and even jeans, you can never go wrong with Jordans.
Wondering how to wear Jordans with jeans? Well, worry not because we’ve got some helpful tips that should be of good help on how to style up your jeans with different variations of the Air Jordan.
Choose Slim Jeans
Most Jordans have a chunky appearance, so they would look best if contrasted with a pair of slim jeans. The slim cut tends to complement your appearance by putting some sort of balance between your pants and the kicks. However, don’t feel too limited to slim jeans (even though they are the best); skinny jeans and straight leg styles can also work well as long as you balance them with the right top.
Make Sure The Jordans Stand Out
Jordans have awesome designs and a stand-out logo, and that is by no coincidence. They are supposed to be the stand-out feature of your outfit. For that reason, try not to overshadow the shoes by wearing something loud on top. Keep the focus on the Jordans by going for a simple top and simple jeans. Neutral colors are always a safe bet for jeans if the Jordans are shouting. Doing that will make sure your clothes don’t compete for attention and all eyes stay on your sneakers.
Always Consider Color
Jordans always come in striking colors and patterns. It is part of what makes them such an iconic sneaker and why their hype still lives despite being over thirty years old and having close to 200 different designs. This can sometimes be a double-edged sword because, on the one hand, it’s very easy to create an awesome statement style, and on the other, you can easily miss it when it comes to the rest of the outfit. For that reason, just follow our earlier advice. You can never go wrong with neutral colors. Navy, black, white, and grey are the go-to colors. It’s safe and makes you look cool cause the shoes are the center of attention.
Ripped Jeans Go with Classic Jordans
Ripped Jeans represent a rough around the edges style with a whole lot of attitude. They are standout pants, just like Jordans are stand-out shoes, so it can be very hard to make them work together. For that reason, avoid wearing ripped jeans with colorful Jordans or Jordans with a chunky design even if the jeans are dull in color. If you have to wear ripped jeans with Jordans, the classic Air Jordan 1s are the most ideal because of their simplistic design. There will still be some attention to your shoes but just not too much. They balance very well and complement each other.
Tuck Your Jeans into Your Shoes
This especially applies to high-top Jordans. You want your Jordans to be seen and stand out. Therefore, you don’t do any good when your jeans go all the way down and cover your sneakers. If they are tight-fitting jeans, you shouldn’t have a problem tucking them into the shoes without looking too weird or out of place. Again, remember to use neutral colors because they will never disappoint.
Cuff Your Jeans If They’re Too Baggy
While baggy jeans don’t usually go with high-top Jordans, there are certain ways to pull it off, but it will need you to have a boatload of confidence. Since baggy jeans can’t be tucked inside the shoes, or else they’ll have you looking like a clown. The next best option is cuffing the jeans. It’s not supposed to be that hard. All you have to do is roll them up twice or thrice, depending on how long they are. Also, it is worth noting that there’s a high chance your socks will now be noticeable, so remember to wear a decent pair of socks. Avoid happy socks because they will just be messy. White is usually the safest option, especially if the jeans are blue or black.
Spice Up With Enamel Pins
If you want to spice up your outfit, making some custom lapel pins would be a great choice. Wearing pins is a classic way to show off your personality and style. Just as professional pin maker GS-JJ says, “I don’t wear pins, I wear attitude.” These little pins can be designed with elements that match the theme of your outfit such as Jordan-themed pins. You can wear these pins on your jeans, shirts, shorts, backpacks even Jordans. Customize now to make some lapel pins to spice up your style.
Don’t Mix Logos
Jordans are part of the Nike brand, so try as much as possible not to wear any other brand even if the jeans match. Wearing an Adidas t-shirt or hoodie with jeans and Jordans makes you look like you couldn’t decide on what to go with. You are much better off with something plain color.
Best Jordans To Wear with Jeans
As much as any type of Jordans can easily work with the right color of jeans, there are those that look exceptionally good. Below are some of them and how to style them.
Air Jordan 1s
Of course, they had to be top of the list. Air Jordan 1s are a classic, and the reason they are so popular is because they easily go with any outfit. Any colorway of the AJ1s would go with jeans provided the two contrast each other. Loud sneakers call for subtle jeans and vice versa. A great new Air Jordan 1 that is being released in May 2021 is the Air Jordan 1 Shadow 2.0. This sneaker will be easy to pair with any jeans since it’s timeless.
Air Jordan 4
Air Jordan 4 is another timeless pair of sneakers that almost go with anything. If you’ll be rocking your black Jordan 4s with jeans, blue is always an easy color. However, if you have Jordan Retro 4, the task is that a little harder but not entirely impossible. The best way to nail this is by rolling up your jeans slightly above the ankles and with white socks to complete the retro look.
Air Jordan 11
For a contemporary and cool streetwear aesthetic, look no further than the Jordan 11s. their sleek and minimal appearance pairs up with jeans almost perfectly.
As seen, it isn’t that hard to pair your Jordans with jeans. You just have to remember the three cardinal rules. Keep the jeans subtle and neutral colored, don’t mix logos, and lastly, don’t cover your Jordans because what’s the point?