It’s no easy feat picking out which shoes to wear with what—and it becomes even harder when you have too many to choose from. It’s true: An overwhelming number of selections can leave you feeling like you have, well, nothing. To help make dressing easier (and more manageable), especially when it comes to your footwear, we’ve put together a handful of guides about which heels, sandals, and sneakers pair best with which pieces in your wardrobe. We’ve already created a need-to-know guide covering the best shoes to wear with bootcut jeans, picked out the top styles to pair with skinny jeans, and today, we’re focusing in on the best shoes to wear with wide-leg pants. Wide-leg pants are billowy, flowy, and typically start to flare at the top, unlike the slightly more toned-down bootcut version, which gains volume toward the ankles. When picking shoes for wide-leg jeans, you want to choose a pair that works with their voluminous silhouette. Some styles that are always good? You can never go wrong with a pair of platform pumps that add height and a dose of retro flair. And chunky sneakers are another on-trend, comfortable pick that works perfectly with the bottom’s billowy shape. Ready for more? Read on to see and shop the shoes that pair best with wide-leg jeans.
Pointed pumps don’t only add great height, but the pointed toe perfectly peeks out from underneath the wide-leg silhouette—talk about eye-catching detail.
Chunky sneakers are a great way to dress down wide-leg pants—and they’re comfortable, too. What’s more, thick-soled trainers still add height while allowing the pants to flow.
Platform pumps are a great alternative to a thin-heeled shoe. The chunky heel and thick platform front ensure comfort all day long.
While your shoes will be almost entirely concealed by wide-leg pants, the front of the footwear will still peek through, especially when you walk. An eye-catching pair of boots with a unique tip will always be a great shoe to pair with your favorite wide-leg pants.
Sandals are always a great shoe to wear with wide-leg pants, especially come summertime. They add height and dimension and allow the billowy silhouette to flow and sway while walking.