How to Wear Duck Boots with Skinny Jeans {5 Key Tips}

A woman with duck boots, showing how to wear duck boots with skinny jeansDuck boots are versatile and you can pair them with almost any outfit in your wardrobe.

The line between official and casual has thinned to the extent that you can now wear tight jeans to an office meeting. If you’re a fan of slim jeans, here’s how to wear duck boots with skinny jeans.

What are Duck Boots?

Duck boots are hardy and versatile boots that can fit any occasion. If you’re going hiking or visiting a construction site, you definitely need a duck boot, but they’re still stylish and comfortable for a weekend at work, partying with friends, going on vacation, and whatever next. And they match well with a variety of outfits.

The sole and the upper part in duck boots are hardy enough to shield your feet from prickly objects and other elements. Most duck boots are also waterproof, and padded or wooly on the inside, perfect for keeping you warm on a wet or rainy day, whether it’s during winter or summer.

1. How to Wear Duck Boots With Skinny Jeans at Work

Floral boots, bean boots, and duck boots are popular work boots for women who don’t have to wear suits and flat leather shoes at work.

There are many ways to mix and match your duck boots but here are some tips.

i.) Wear Darker and Close-fitting Jeans

Skin-tight jeans may not be appropriate for some jobs and they may also stress your waist and the back of your knees on a busy working day. You need close fitting and comfortable jeans that are not too tight and still not baggy. It would also be better if they’re stretchy, one of the best being KUNMI high waist skinny stretch ripped jeans for women with a mommy pooch. Black, grey, and dark blue jeans are the best for hiding stains and other workplace dirt.

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ii.) How to Wear Duck Boots with Straight Leg Jeans

Straight-fit jeans are a great choice for formal wear because they give you the option to either tuck the hems or bottom leg part of the jeans inside your boots or to roll up the bottom edge of the jean legs so that they lie on the cuff of your boots. The latter works well with short boots and you can even roll up the jeans an inch or two above the boots, as long you’re wearing good socks to protect your lower legs from workplace hazards.

If you prefer boot-cut jeans like WallFlower Women’s Instastretch Bling Luscious Curvy Bootcut Jeans, then you know that you only need to slip them over ankle-length or lower-leg length boots.
WallFlower Women's Instastretch Bling Luscious Curvy Bootcut Jeans. One of the best jeans for wearing with duck boots

2. How to Wear Duck Boots with Skinny Jeans for a Casual Look

For a casual occasion, you can wear any type of jeans– bootcuts, flared jeans, straight leg jeans, stretch jeans, skinny Capri jeans, torn jeans, name it.

i.) You Can Always Tuck Your Skinny Jeans

Whether you have ankle-length or knee-high boots, you can always tuck your skinny jeans into them. Pairing the boots with a fashionable blazer will let you exude a vintage but stylish cowgirl vibe.

ii.) Match Your Boots with Neutral Colored Outfits

Most duck boots are in earthy tones like beige, tan, cognac, and various other shades of brown. This means that even if it’s a favorite top or jacket that you want to pair with your boots, you’ll do well to put on an outfit with a neutral color such as beige, cream, earth green, gray, black, or white. This will enable your top, cardigan, or jacket to complement both the blue, gray, or black jeans and the boots.

iii.) You’re Free to Wear a Rugged Style

Ripped jeans are a style that has refused to go out of fashion and this is exactly what you need for a day out in duck boots. If your pair of tight jeans is not distressed, you can do it yourself on a few spots of the garment using sandpaper, a safety pin, a surgical blade, or even a pair of scissors.

You can also create faded patterns in your jeans. The quickest way to do this is to fold the jeans into your desired pattern, then apply a solution of bleach or hydrogen peroxide on the edges of these folds.

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iv.) Tuck Your Boots into Your Jeans

Inserting the edges of your jean legs into your boots accentuates the boots, but you may want the reversed appeal- that of your boots hidden under the jeans. If you don’t want your boots to attract attention, you can consider slipping your jeans over them, as long as you won’t be exposed to too much dirt and dust during the day.


Skinny jeans, just like other types of jeans are versatile garments that can be worn on different occasions, in different seasons, and with a variety of outfits. So when it comes to mixing and matching skinny jeans and duck boots, you’re only limited by your imagination and sense of fashion.

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