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Q&A: Can I wear my smart shoes with jeans?

Q&A: Can I wear my smart shoes with jeans?

"In the simplest sense, wearing smart shoes with jeans creates a contrast," says Thread’s style director, Shaunie Brett. "The most failsafe way to dress is to pair smart with smart and casual with casual … but contrasting is one of the easiest ways to show personal style: you're taking a small risk and trying something new. And the simple trick to nailing it is making sure your jeans are on the smart side and your shoes are somewhere nearer to casual."

To help you figure out your own particular midway point, here's Shaunie's choose-your-own-adventure style guide.