Is it just me, or is fall's loose-trouser trend making you want to ditch your jeans? There's something about the voluminous silhouette that showed up on all the runways in February that's making me want to trade my typical straight-leg fit for loose, relaxed pants. There are endless outfit options when it comes to what you can pair them with on top—from T-shirts to denim jackets—but it gets a bit trickier in the shoe department.
Because of the length and volume of this pants trend, you have to be very particular when it comes to your shoe choices—the wrong style can throw off your entire aesthetic. However, there are a few styles that literally always work, and the below four are hands down the best shoes to wear with loose pants. So if you're as into this fall trend as I am, these are the styles to look for when picking out a footwear partner for your loose trousers.
It sounds counterintuitive, but flat sandals are actually the perfect contrast to loose trousers. They give off a more laid-back vibe than a typical heel so you can easily dress down your trousers for daytime.
Zara Leather Cross-Over Sandal ($46)
Literally everyone in our office owns these.
Ancient Greek Clio Leather Sandal ($185)
Talk about a sandal that goes with everything.
Staud Rio Leather Sandal ($225)
Still not over the flip-flop trend.
My personal favorite shoe style to pair with loose pants is a pointed heel or boot. There's something about the sharp angle peeking out of the bottom of the trousers that's so chic and polished—it feels cool and timeless at once.
Stuart Weitzman Laney Textured Leather Pumps ($385)
A polished shoe you'll wear forever.
Alexandre Birman Kittie Leather Ankle Boots ($695)
A fall neutral I can get behind.
Steven Elora Pointed Toe Mules ($119)
New office-shoe alert!
Consider heeled sandals your staple shoe for loose trousers. They add some height, look clean with a touch of toe just barely visible from the hem of the pants, and lend an all-around sophisticated feeling.
Topshop Niece Cross Strap Mules ($65)
Wandler Isa Leather Mules ($470)
A minimalist's dream shoe.
The Row Bare Leather Sandals ($790)
The ultimate floss sandal.
Another way to dress down your trousers in a cool-girl way is to pair them with your favorite sneakers. It instantly relaxes your look, and you probably already have them sitting in your closet. Win-win.
Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker ($65)
Adidas Continental 80 Leather Sneakers ($80)
A classic that will never go out of style.
Common Projects Original Achilles Sneakers ($480)
The sleekest of sneaker brands.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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