The Best Shoes to Pair with Every Type of Pant
M.M. stylists weigh in on the best heels, flats, and boots to wear with wide-leg, skinny, cropped, and loungewear pants.
The Best Shoes to Wear with Straight, Full-Length Pants
Straight-legged, full-length pants are a wardrobe essential for a reason—they create a solid base for an outfit, elongate the lower half of your body, and can be styled in infinite ways. You could show a little toe by pairing the Foster pants with the Ella sandal, or show a little ankle in the Grace loafers and the Hockley jeans. Remember, hem length is important here, because as Chris points out, “you don’t want your pants to be too long if you’re wearing flats.” Thank goodness the Hockleys have adjustable hems. If you really want to step things up, Chris recommends pairing the glamorous pointed-toe Lana boots with a pair of FRAME jeans.
The Best Shoes to Wear with Leggings and Joggers
Since spring of 2020, leggings and joggers have become some of the most-worn pieces in our wardrobe. And while they’re perfect for lounging around on the weekend or taking Zoom calls from bed, we’re on a mission to breathe some new life into them. “We’re in a time where comfort has become a big priority for many,” says Chris. “I also think there are great ways to wear flats or heels to dress them up a bit.” So yes, go ahead and pair your joggers with sneakers, but maybe also try a pair of Grace loafers. Or, what about a leggy moment in a pair of Stellas and the Ella sandals? The important thing to keep in mind is that your joggers or leggings should be as crisp as your shoes. For example, next time you’re just grabbing drinks and apps at the bar, you can definitely dress up your joggers with the Lana boots—just make sure those joggers are a little luxurious, like our cashmere Keely joggers.