An Ode To Our Favorite Opposites-Attract Style Move

Update: This post was originally published on May 17, 2015.

It's Look Like A Fashion Person 101: Wear a pair of single-soled pumps with a pair of well-loved jeans, and you're set. It almost doesn't matter what you have on top; with a ratty T-shirt or a couture blouse, the combination of jeans and pumps gives your outfit a "on my way to a fashion show" verve.

And, while there are lots of ways to mix and match jeans with heels, there are a few rules to follow, too. The following six people have mastered the balance. Click through to soak in their secrets — and then give the style trick a spin for yourself.

Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Don't shy away from layering a dress over the jeans.
Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A double cuff on the bottom of Garance Dore's skinny jeans shows off the most important ingredient in this recipe: the ankles.
Photographed by Christian Vierig.
The baggier your pants, the more severe your shoes should be.
Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A low-cut pump is essential. Start embracing your toe cleavage!
Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A nude pair of pumps gives your legs the Stretch Armstrong treatment.
Photographed by Christian Vierig.
If you go for a mule or bootie, make sure your ankles are still out on in the open.
Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
No jeans are too oversized for this styling trick. Embrace a wide cuff to show off the shoes, and play with proportions by sporting a billowy, printed blouse up top.
Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Balance embellished jeans with classic nude heels.
Try a bootie-style heel with some distressed jeans.
Coco Chanel would approve.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Let longer jeans cover your heels so that just the tips peek out.
Photographed by Christian Viereg.
A straight leg pairs perfectly with a kitten heel.
Flares are always a good idea.
A frayed hem stands out well against velvet heeled booties.
A bright-orange glove shoe pairs well with a more laid-back hoodie.
Give yourself some extra height with a wider-leg pair.
A mary-jane style works every time.
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