Now That Skinny Jeans Are Out, What Shoes Do You Wear With Non-Skinny Jeans?

Eliza Huber
·5 min read

If you’re here, you’ve likely caught wind of the fact that skinny jeans are over. The trend, spearheaded by Millennials in the '00s, was killed by TikTok. 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 vast 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 chunkier clogs, 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>By Far</strong> Pointed Crystal-Embellished Mules, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farfetch.com%2Fshopping%2Fwomen%2Fby-far-pointed-crystal-embellished-mules-item-15834394.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farfetch" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farfetch</a>


By Far Pointed Crystal-Embellished Mules, $, available at Farfetch
<br><br><strong>Steve Madden</strong> Tonight Slide Sandal, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fsteve-madden-tonight-slide-sandal-women%2F5770053" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Steve Madden Tonight Slide Sandal, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Charles & Keith</strong> Satin Embellished Slingback Heels, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.charleskeith.com%2Fus%2Fsale%2FCK1-60280223_PINK.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Charles & Keith" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Charles & Keith</a>


Charles & Keith Satin Embellished Slingback Heels, $, available at Charles & Keith
<br><br><strong>Larson</strong> Larson Colorblock Weejuns, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ghbass.com%2Fproduct%2Flarson%2Bcolorblock%2Bweejuns.do%3Flocale%3Dus%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwreT8BRDTARIsAJLI0KLZGTTwg7zRDC_5fLhaehz-uZ_VTUhJXS06sb1jS95sIWClOySMMkAaAqeYEALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:G H Bass" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">G H Bass</a>


Larson Larson Colorblock Weejuns, $, available at G H Bass
<br><br><strong>Pêche</strong> Tacy Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop-peche.com%2Fcollections%2Fshoes%2Fproducts%2Ftacy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pêche" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pêche</a>


Pêche Tacy Loafers, $, available at Pêche
<br><br><strong>Labucq</strong> Kitty Black, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Flabucq.com%2Fcollections%2Floafers%2Fproducts%2Fkitty-black-spazzolato" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Labucq" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Labucq</a>


Labucq Kitty Black, $, available at Labucq
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Leather Boots With Tall Leg, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fshoes-leather%2Fleather-boots-with-tall-leg_77065937.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Ganni</strong> Recycled Rubber Country Boot, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefrankieshop.com%2Fproducts%2Frecycled-rubber-country-boot-by-ganni-in-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Frankie Shop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Frankie Shop</a>


Ganni Recycled Rubber Country Boot, $, available at The Frankie Shop
<br><br><strong>aeydē</strong> Tammy Leather Knee Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.net-a-porter.com%2Fen-us%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Faeyde%2Ftammy-leather-knee-boots%2F1301245" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


aeydē Tammy Leather Knee Boots, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Birkenstock</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%3Fzlfid%3D191%26ref%3Dpd_detail_1_sims_cp_c" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Birkenstock" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Birkenstock</a>


Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed, $, available at Birkenstock
<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 rapid-noclick-resp">Kkerelé</a>


Kkerelé Mai, $, available at Kkerelé
<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 rapid-noclick-resp">Farfetch</a>


JW Anderson JW Anderson Leather Loafer Mules, $, available at Farfetch
<br><br><strong>Bershka</strong> Rubberized Ankle Boots With Elastic Panels, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bershka.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fshoes%2Fboots-and-ankle-boots%2Frubberized-ankle-boots-with-elastic-panels-c1010205534p102701746.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bershka" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bershka</a>


Bershka Rubberized Ankle Boots With Elastic Panels, $, available at Bershka
<br><br><strong>EYTYS</strong> Black Ortega Chelsea Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Feytys%2Fblack-ortega-chelsea-boots%2F6195131" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


EYTYS Black Ortega Chelsea Boots, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Low Heel Rubberized Ankle Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Flow-heel-rubberized-ankle-boots-p11129710.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Low Heel Rubberized Ankle Boots, $, available at Zara
<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 rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


New Balance Grey Made In US 990 v5 Sneakers, $, available at SSENSE
<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 rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Nike Daybreak Sneaker, $, available at Nordstrom
<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 rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Adidas Falcon Sneakers, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Violeta By Mango</strong> Leather High Leg Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fplus-size%2Fshoes-boots-and-booties%2Fleather-high-leg-boots_77034008.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Violeta By Mango Leather High Leg Boots, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Miista</strong> Noor Coffee Milk Nappa Boot, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmiista.com%2Fen-us%2Fnoor-coffee-milk-nappa-boot%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Miista" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Miista</a>


Miista Noor Coffee Milk Nappa Boot, $, available at Miista
<br><br><strong>COS</strong> Leather Sock Ankle Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosstores.com%2Fen_usd%2Fwomen%2Faccessories%2Fshoes%2Fboots%2Fproduct.leather-sock-ankle-boots-black.0960889001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:COS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">COS</a>


COS Leather Sock Ankle Boots, $, available at COS

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