The ‘70s revival, arguably the biggest trend for S/S 15, is to thank (or blame, depending on your preferences) for the flared denim resurgence that’s happening in a big way. Unlike their ankle-length, straight-legged cousins, flared jeans don’t make for the easiest shoe pairings. To simplify the process, we’ve narrowed it down to the three best shoe types to wear with your flares. These kicks will keep your look sleek and your hems off the ground.
Click through to see the shoe styles, and to shop our favorite options for each one!
Platforms and flares are the perfect combination to achieve a laid-back ‘70s look. Whether in the form of a mule or an ankle strap, a clog or wedge, platforms are a go-to. Choose a platform height that allows the hem of your jeans to fall straight—no bunching at the ankles. Luckily, there are plenty of options available to choose from this season!
Diane von Furstenberg Liberty Slingback Platform Sandals ($298) in Black
We love the look of a heeled ankle boot peeking out from a flared hem. If you like your jeans on the shorter side, ankle boots are your best bet, as showing even just a sliver of skin will make your legs appear shorter.
Rebecca Minkoff Perforated Suede & Leather Bedford Ankle Boots ($295) in Black
While an obvious choice for any type of denim, pumps are especially flattering with flared denim. They keep the look sleek and polished, making them the best option if you want to wear your flares at the office. Make sure your jeans are long enough so that you see a couple of inches of the pointed toe, but not so long that they completely cover your foot.
Sophia Webster Lola Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pumps ($350)
Kate Spade New York Lentica Two-Tone Leather Pumps ($350) in Cream/Blac
In the market for a pair of flared jeans? You’re in luck!