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What Shoes To Wear With Different Styles Of Pants

What shoes to wear with different styles of pants

In the first part of this two-part series, we tackled how long and short the hems of 9 types of pants should be. The other side of the equation is the constant challenge of what shoes to wear with what pant style. Exactly what shoes should you wear with different styles of pants?

In this updated article featuring shoes you can shop for online right now, we demystify the most flattering shoe-pant combinations. How do you match your shoe styles with your pants?

Shoe Options

Below are shoe styles ranging from peep-toe booties to brogues, sandals to slip-ons, which can all be combined with a number of pant styles.

The shoes you have in your closet will very much depend on your style personality.

What shoes to wear with different styles of pants |

Rollie derby lace-up flat shoe – Fly London ‘Yala’ perforated sandal – Naturalizer ‘Vera’ ankle strap sandal – Sole Society ‘Candrah’ bootie

Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flat – Steve Madden ‘Gemmy’ loafer flat – Marc Fisher LTD ‘Yulunda’ pump – Naturalizer ‘Everly’ pump

Sam Edelman ‘Laurna’ mule – Ted Baker London ‘Mhalil’ slingback pump – Clarks ‘Un Capri’ step platform wedge sandal – JSlides ‘Hippie’ laser platform sneaker

You Can Also Wear Long Boots With Your Pants

Given that we are heading into winter, you may also want to consider pants you can wear with knee-high boots.

Knee high boots to wear with pants |

Naturalizer ‘Sterling’ knee high boot – Sam Edelman ‘Kerby’ knee high boot – Bella Vita ‘Braxton’ buckle knee high boot – Söfft ‘Sharnell’ water resistant knee high boot

What To Consider When Choosing Shoes To Wear With Different Styles Of Pants

Now that you’re thinking about different shoe and boot styles, and which ones you are drawn to, what should you consider when putting these shoes together into a stylish outfit with your pants?

Are there right and wrong options when you choose shoes to wear with different styles of pants?

Think About Balance

Melinda wears pointed shoes with her skinny pants |

Just as with the rest of your outfit, matching your shoes to your pants is all about balance. For example, if you are wearing wide, flowing palazzo or wide pants you can wear chunkier shoes, while if you have narrow pants, you may wish to mirror this with your shoe or heel style.

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