5 Types Of Shoes To Pair With Fall’s Denim Trends

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By now, you’ve likely caught wind of the fact that skinny jeans are over, replaced by cargo denim and low-rise, wide-leg jeans. The trend, spearheaded by millennials in the '00s, was declared dead by TikTok last year. If you were a fan, I apologize for your loss. Of course, you can wear whatever jeans you please — more power to you if you rage against the Gen Z machine — but since the youngest generation doubles as the one with the fastest growing economic power, there’s a good chance that the vast selection of skinny jeans you’ve grown accustomed to seeing in stores won’t be as wide for much longer. And when that happens, one question will inevitably follow: What shoes do you wear with jeans that aren’t skinny?

Finding shoes to go with the tight-fitting silhouette was simple: Heeled booties, over-the-knee boots, or pumps, if you’re a heels person; ballet flats or low-top sneakers, if you weren’t. But these days, when footwear trends range from chunky loafers to even platform boots, skinny jeans can feel like an odd pairing. Just think about the proportions. Throw on a pair of slightly baggy — but fitted in the butt and waist — vintage jeans, though, and just about every on-trend shoe style of the season is a perfect match, no matter how bulky. 

But switching to non-skinny jeans doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite footwear. You can still wear black booties with flares and ballet flats with slouchy jeans. If you ask me, they’ll look even better. But there are a few types of footwear that pair especially well with a less fitted denim style. 

Click ahead to find out what shoe styles to buy, now that old mom jeans are “in” and skinnies — the new mom jeans — are “out.”

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<br><br><strong>Badgley Mischka Collection</strong> Clara Embellished Sandal, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fbadgley-mischka-collection-clara-embellished-sandal-women%2F5441460" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link ">Nordstrom</a>


Badgley Mischka Collection Clara Embellished Sandal, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Nine West</strong> Zooza Heeled Slide Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fninewest.com%2Fproducts%2Fzooza-heeled-slide-sandals-in-iridescent" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nine West" class="link ">Nine West</a>


Nine West Zooza Heeled Slide Sandals, $, available at Nine West
<br><br><strong>Schutz</strong> Anessa Nubuck Pump, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fschutz-shoes.com%2Fcollections%2Fstiletto-sandals%2Fproducts%2Fanessa-nubuck-pump" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Schutz" class="link ">Schutz</a>


Schutz Anessa Nubuck Pump, $, available at Schutz
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> EMBELLISHED BOW HEELED SLINGBACKS, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fembellished-bow-heeled-slingbacks-p12228910.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link ">Zara</a>


Zara EMBELLISHED BOW HEELED SLINGBACKS, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Sam Edelman</strong> Laurs Lug Sole Loafer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.samedelman.com%2Fproduct%2Fwomens-laurs-lug-sole-loafer-3021910%2Fblack-box-leather-ec0234572" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sam Edelman" class="link ">Sam Edelman</a>


Sam Edelman Laurs Lug Sole Loafer, $, available at Sam Edelman
<br><br><strong>ASOS</strong> Square Heeled Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Ftopshop%2Ftopshop-fox-square-toe-heeled-loafer-in-black%2Fprd%2F201595170" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS Square Heeled Loafers, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Charles and Keith</strong> Perline Beaded Platform Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.charleskeith.com%2Fus%2Fshoes%2FCK1-70900334-1_BLACK.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Charles and Keith" class="link ">Charles and Keith</a>


Charles and Keith Perline Beaded Platform Loafers, $, available at Charles and Keith
<br><br><strong>Zappos</strong> Boston Soft Footbed, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fbirkenstock-boston-soft-footbed-unisex-black-amalfi-leather%2Fproduct%2F7174310%2Fcolor%2F364610" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Birkenstock" class="link ">Birkenstock</a>


Zappos Boston Soft Footbed, $, available at Birkenstock
<br><br><strong>JW Anderson</strong> JW Anderson Leather Loafer Mules, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farfetch.com%2Fshopping%2Fwomen%2Fjw-anderson-leather-loafer-mules-item-16380317.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farfetch" class="link ">Farfetch</a>


JW Anderson JW Anderson Leather Loafer Mules, $, available at Farfetch
<br><br><strong>Hunter</strong> Play Clogs, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Fhunter-play-clogs%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link ">Free People</a>


Hunter Play Clogs, $, available at Free People
<br><br><strong>Kkerelé</strong> Mai, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fkkerele.company.site%2FMai-p286785718" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kkerelé" class="link ">Kkerelé</a>


Kkerelé Mai, $, available at Kkerelé
<br><br><strong>M. Gemi</strong> Greta Clogs, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmgemi.com%2Fproducts%2Fthe-greta-black-suede-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:M.Gemi" class="link ">M.Gemi</a>


M. Gemi Greta Clogs, $, available at M.Gemi
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Daybreak Sneaker, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fnike-daybreak-sneaker-women%2F5282135" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link ">Nordstrom</a>


Nike Daybreak Sneaker, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> Grey Made In US 990 v5 Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fmen%2Fproduct%2Fnew-balance%2Fgrey-made-in-us-990-v5-sneakers%2F6236471" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link ">SSENSE</a>


New Balance Grey Made In US 990 v5 Sneakers, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>Adidas Originals</strong> Rod Laver Leather Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.net-a-porter.com%2Fen-us%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fadidas-originals%2Frod-laver-leather-sneakers%2F1294222" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link ">Net-A-Porter</a>


Adidas Originals Rod Laver Leather Sneakers, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Madewell</strong> Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Neutral Colorblock Leather, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.madewell.com%2Fkickoff-trainer-sneakers-in-neutral-colorblock-leather-99106313799.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Madewell" class="link ">Madewell</a>


Madewell Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Neutral Colorblock Leather, $, available at Madewell
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Falcon Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fadidas-originals%2Fadidas-originals-falcon-in-triple-white%2Fprd%2F21355769" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Adidas Falcon Sneakers, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> 574 Core, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newbalance.com%2Fpd%2F574-core%2FWL574V3-40378.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New Balance" class="link ">New Balance</a>


New Balance 574 Core, $, available at New Balance
<br><br><strong>Jeffrey Campbell</strong> Platform Boot, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fjeffreycampbellshoes.com%2Fcollections%2Fplatform-boot%2Fproducts%2Fcapacity" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jeffrey Campbell" class="link ">Jeffrey Campbell</a>


Jeffrey Campbell Platform Boot, $, available at Jeffrey Campbell
<br><br><strong>Naked Wolfe</strong> Sugar Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnakedwolfe.com%2Fcollections%2Fboots-women%2Fproducts%2Fsugar-black-stretch" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Naked Wolfe" class="link ">Naked Wolfe</a>


Naked Wolfe Sugar Boots, $, available at Naked Wolfe
<br><br><strong>Loeffler Randall</strong> Loeffler Randall Natalia Platform Pleated Bow Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fnatalia-platform-pleated-bow-heel%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1586840929.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link ">Shopbop</a>


Loeffler Randall Loeffler Randall Natalia Platform Pleated Bow Sandals, $, available at Shopbop
<br><br><strong>Nomasei</strong> Silver Taxi Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fus.nomasei.com%2Fcollections%2Fnews%2Fproducts%2Fsilver-taxi-sandals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nomasei" class="link ">Nomasei</a>


Nomasei Silver Taxi Sandals, $, available at Nomasei
<br><br><strong>Dolce Vita</strong> WESSI HEELS IN BLACK LEATHER, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dolcevita.com%2Fcollections%2Fshoes-heels%2Fproducts%2Fwessi-heels-in-black-leather" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dolce Vita" class="link ">Dolce Vita</a>


Dolce Vita WESSI HEELS IN BLACK LEATHER, $, available at Dolce Vita

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