The Shoes Fashion People Will Wear With the Anti-Skinny-Jeans Trend This Year


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While skinny jeans will always be around (they basically fall into the "classic" category), relaxed jeans have been the denim cut du jour among the fashion crowd for the last few seasons. And yes, the baggy-jeans trend will hold strong in 2024 as well. There are a smattering of items that pair flawlessly with anti-skinny jeans, but I thought I'd highlight the specific shoe silhouettes style setters will probably gravitate toward the most this year.

Below, you'll uncover the jeans-and-footwear combos that are easy and effortlessly chic. As a preview, you'll uncover the flats that feel quite elevated with the ever-so-popular puddle jeans.

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1. Jeans + Ballet Flats


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Style Notes: Relaxed jeans and ballet flats is one of my favourite pairings for an effortlessly chic vibe. I especially like when the jeans are a bit longer and "puddle" around the flats. 

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2. Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: I personally live in this look with the relaxed jeans and loafers. It's a classic look that's always sleek.

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3. Jeans + Stilettos/Slingbacks


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Style Notes: Puddle jeans combined with stilettos or slingback heels feel elevated and quite cool. Consider a look like this one with a blazer and a bodysuit.

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4. Jeans + Ankle Boots


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Style Notes: You can't deny the power of that perfect pair of black ankle boots to complete a forward 'fit.

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.