There are lots of potentially tricky silhouettes and unconventional hemlines on the horizon for fall—culottes and full skirts, we’re looking at you—all of which beg the question: what shoes should I wear with that? Luckily, we’ve got the answer!
Pick The Right Shoes Every Time With Our Foolproof Guide
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From cropped jeans and prim pumps to leather leggings and printed ankle booties, we’re playing matchmaker and found a slew of perfect sole mates for today’s slideshow.
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Leather Pants + Bold Ankle Boots
Think of your leather pants as a blank canvas and the perfect foundation for experimenting with a bold footwear choice. A graphic-print bootie not only gives the look an eclectic feel, it will help you break out of an all-black rut.
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Cropped Trousers + Strappy Mules
Truthfully, cropped trousers lend themselves to a multitude of shoe pairings. If you’re looking for something a little edgy, go for a black leather slingback mule.
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Slouchy Pants + Bright Sneakers
If you’re going for that luxe loungewear look, play up the sport angle with slouchy trousers and sneakers. A bright hue keeps the look feeling fashion-forward.
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Printed Trousers + PVC Pumps
Your pants and shoes shouldn’t compete for the spotlight, so if you’re going for eye-catching on top, think minimal—a.k.a. see-through ankle-strap heels—on bottom.
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Shin-Length Pencil Skirt + Low-Cut Pumps
Play off the skirt’s long, lean silhouette with a pair of sleek pumps that have a low-cut vamp. Subtle toe cleavage plus a pointy shape gives the appearance of longer legs, which is always a bonus.
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