White jeans in winter

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Dear Adam: You've said it's okay to wear white jeans year-round. But what type of shoe goes with them when it's cold outside?

A: White jeans are more than okay for post–Labor Day weekends; they're seriously cool—and more sophisticated than blue denim. It's important to pick an ungimmicky straight-leg style and avoid bare, summery footgear (strappy high heels, open-toe sandals, flip-flops). Boots, preferably in suede or rough-hewn leather, are excellent for taking these pants into fall and winter. Brown, because it's more casual, is generally better than black. And white denim is a great canvas for a hit of metallics or animal prints—two of my favorite ways to depart from the usual neutrals.

Adam's Picks: 6 shoe styles that look great with white jeans

Banana Republic jeweled flats

A Jeweled Flat
Sam Edelman shoes

An Ankle Bootie
Timberland Boot Company lace up oxfords

An Oxford
Nine West boots

A Straight, Tall Boot
Jimmy Choo shoes

A Stiletto
Tods shoes

Animal Prints