Is it just me, or is fall's loose-trouser trend making you want to ditch your jeans? There's something about the voluminous silhouette that showed up on all the runways in February that's making me want to trade my typical straight-leg fit for loose, relaxed pants. There are endless outfit options when it comes to what you can pair them with on top—from T-shirts to denim jackets—but it gets a bit trickier in the shoe department.
Because of the length and volume of this pants trend, you have to be very particular when it comes to your shoe choices—the wrong style can throw off your entire aesthetic. However, there are a few styles that literally always work, and the below four are hands down the best shoes to wear with loose pants. So if you're as into this fall trend as I am, these are the styles to look for when picking out a footwear partner for your loose trousers.
It sounds counterintuitive, but flat sandals are actually the perfect contrast to loose trousers. They give off a more laid-back vibe than a typical heel so you can easily dress down your trousers for daytime.
Still not over the flip-flop trend.
My personal favorite shoe style to pair with loose pants is a pointed heel or boot. There's something about the sharp angle peeking out of the bottom of the trousers that's so chic and polished—it feels cool and timeless at once.
A polished shoe you'll wear forever.
A fall neutral I can get behind.
New office-shoe alert!
Consider heeled sandals your staple shoe for loose trousers. They add some height, look clean with a touch of toe just barely visible from the hem of the pants, and lend an all-around sophisticated feeling.
A minimalist's dream shoe.
The ultimate floss sandal.
Another way to dress down your trousers in a cool-girl way is to pair them with your favorite sneakers. It instantly relaxes your look, and you probably already have them sitting in your closet. Win-win.