The Most Flattering Jeans to Wear With Flats, From Lauren Conrad


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If I were to describe my daily uniform, it would almost always include a comfortable pair of jeans and some sort of flat shoes. Of course, I can’t resist an opportunity to dress up, especially with the holidays coming up. Being a new mama may require a more relaxed wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean that I have to sacrifice my personal style. Since I have my favorite pairs of jeans on rotation these days, I thought it would be fitting to contribute a column all about them. Today I’m sharing the most flattering jeans to wear with flats—two staples that I think every girl can benefit from having in her closet. Below I’ve chosen three of my go-to jean silhouettes of the moment, plus three flat shoe styles that have proven to be evergreen. Keep scrolling to see what combinations I’ve picked out for you.

Skinnies + Ballet Flats

This combination is at the top of the list for a reason. You can almost always find me in a worn-in pair of skinny jeans and ballet flats. Lately, I’ve been going for a more distressed denim look, but you can never go wrong with a more classic wash. Just add a fun pair of ballet flats like this pair from my LC Lauren Conrad collection and you’re good to go.

Step-Hem Jeans + Mules

This denim style adds a touch of interest without going overboard, in my opinion. Step-hem jeans are the perfect complement to a comfy and cute pair of mules without getting too trendy. I can see both of these styles lasting well throughout the next year.

Cropped Flares + Loafers

Last but not least, we have the crop denim flare–and-loafer combination. Cropped flares are a more modern take on boot-cut jeans that show just enough ankle. This is the perfect opportunity to show off some pretty shoes like the loafers I chose below.

Lauren Conrad
Who's your style icon?

I have many. I love anyone who is unapologetically themselves and dresses in a way that makes them happy.

Who are your 5 favorite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram?

@elizabethmessina, @paperfashion, @kellyoxford, @kristin_ess, @papercrownluvsu

What's the fashion essential you can’t live without?

Rag and bone skinny jeans. I dress them up and dress them down. 

What's your desert island album?

It's hard to say, because I go through so many phases with music. Maybe James Taylor? I don't think I'll ever get tired of him. ​

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