How To Wear Colorful Hokas With Jeans

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Breaking News: We figured out how to style HOKA sneakers (the trending, playful, bright, suuuper-colorful & comfy athletic sneakers) with jeans. And we’re really happy about it.

We’ve been wondering how to style them up with more than just activewear (they are running sneakers, after all), but picking the right jeans and accessories turned out to be difficult. Wrong shape, weird ankle cutoff, too fancy, not sporty enough, etc., etc.

And they’re way too cute to reserve for just walks and runs. I mean have you SEEN the colorways of the HOKA Bondi 8 sneakers? So freaking fun. And the reviews are outstanding.

The Key To Styling HOKA Sneakers All Year? Barrel Jeans & Matching Bags

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

So, Shana and I put our heads together and filtered down All The Jeans to find the most perfect shape to combat the thicker, cushy sole and shape of HOKA Bondi 8 sneakers…which turns out to be barrel (or balloon?) jeans. They have the best curve, ankle cutoff and slouchy silhouette to compliment the sporty sneakers flawlessly.

Consider the code cracked. Here are our fave barrel jeans:

Another rule for dressing up these bad boys: Your bag must match. We decided that the easiest way to incorporate these fab color combos into an everyday outfit is to pull directly from the shoe’s color palette. It just works. Like, every time. Shop your fave colors here:

OK, let’s get to the proof.

How To Wear HOKAs & Jeans Now (Summer)

As we mentioned above, the key to making HOKAs & denim outfits look intentional is to choose the right bag. For summer, we’ve found that it’s best if you stick to one of these four styles: a belt bag, a utility bag, a straw/woven bag or a legitimate backpack. And they all have to be in tones that match the shoes (easier than you think).

And note that the color doesn’t have to be exact — similar colors work, especially if you keep it the same tone/brightness. If all else fails, just go with white. It’ll match most soles anyway.

The Best Summer Bags For HOKAs & Jeans Outfits

HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 1: With A Belt Bag

Belt bags provide such a sporty chicness that pairs really well with (duh) the sporty Bondi 8 sneakers. It just makes sense.

Here we pulled some pink from the sneakers in to the top but turned down the saturation a li’l bit (but if you’ve been channeling your inner Barbie lately, here’s a brighter option for you).

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 2: With A Utility Bag

Fjallraven has SO many bag colors that finding one to match to your sneaker is a piece of cake. (You can see a liiiittle bit of the tote’s lighter orange near the back of the shoes. It counts.)

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 3: With A Woven Bag

We’re suckers for woven bags here at TME, and Clare V. makes our faves. Here are some more budget-friendly bags from J.Crew.

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 4: With A Backpack

Like, a real backpack, not so much a leather or “fashion” one. Know what I mean? This sporty nylon North Face backpack looks best.

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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How To Wear HOKA Sneakers Later (Fall)

Here we basically warmed up that light, blushy-pink top and found a turtleneck sweater to match instead. Same deal, just pulling colors from the HOKA Bondi 8s, but now upping the texture of the bag for colder seasons. We went with leather and all-weather coating in the next few ‘fits. Have fun with the bag texture — there are sooo many possibilities.

The Best Fall & Winter Bags For HOKAs & Jeans Outfits

HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 5: With A Mango-Hued Bag

This square shoulder-bag silhouette is everywhere lately, and this STAUD bag just so happens to perfectly match that orange in the shoes.

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 6: With A Blue Tote

Another popular bag in a matching shade: the Tory Burch Ever-Ready Zip Tote. I love the size and ability to carry it through the seasons.

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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How To Wear HOKAs Even Later (Winter)

This “colorful sneakers + a matching bag” formula even works with your basic winter uniform: jeans + a black cashmere sweater. It’s sort of flawless.

HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 7: With A Trench Coat

Adding another classic on top — a Burberry trench coat. How cool does this look? Here’s a similar, more affordable coat if you love the trench style.

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 8: With A Blue Tote & The Trench Coat

With that Tory Burch bag (what can I say? It’s versatile).

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 9: With A Puffer Jacket

Yup, HOKAs and jeans go with your fave winter puffer too. “Casual but still put-together” is a forever vibe.

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HOKA Sneakers & Jeans Outfit 10: With A Blue Tote & The Puffer Jacket

You can’t go wrong (if you know how to match, hehe).

Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.

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Xo,

Abby

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Breaking news: We cracked the code on how to style colorful HOKA sneakers for summer, fall AND winter outfits. The key? Barrel jeans & matching bags.
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Incredibly creative and artistic, Abby is the one we turn to for absolutely jaw-dropping, stunning curation. She’s got a knack for finding hidden gems and has the ability to make any space beautiful, plus her own style is enviable. Abby is one of the few team members who is not afraid of color, so her contributions (both digitally and in real life) feel like a breath of fresh air. She manages to come up with options that are both wildly original…and exactly what we want to wear.