Knowing Which Shoes to Wear With Flares Is Tricky—Here Are 6 Styles That Work

We all know that shopping for jeans can be quite an impossible task. With sizing and fit differing from brand to brand, finding "the one" can be tricky. But once you know the style that suits you, you've completed half the mission. And with non-skinny jeans a firm favourite at the moment, flared jeans are at the top of the list.

Whether you go for a wide-leg flare, a tighter fit or a crop, the next step is to know which shoes to style with them. Not all shoes, sandals and boots go with all flared jeans. While longer styles are most suited to heeled ankle boots and sandals, cropped pairs look effortless with trainers and other flats. So to find out which shoes suit your favourite flares, keep scrolling for some outfit inspiration.

1. Cropped Flares + Flat Sandals


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This time of year, a flat slip-on sandal is an easy way to make indigo flared jeans feel more summery. 

2. Cropped Flares + Loafers


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A cropped flare is perfect to wear with flats, so embrace the comfort of a classic loafer. 

3. Slim Flares + Square-Toe Ankle Boots


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Giving the French-girl seal of approval, Franny proves why a square-toe boot looks effortlessly chic with flared jeans.

4. Flared Jeans + Mules


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Adding a small heel to a pair of flares will help elongate the legs even further. 

5. Cropped Flares + Trainers


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If your flares are cropped, you can easily wear a casual trainer. It's not about the floor-sweeper look, though, so make sure your jeans aren't dragging behind you (especially if they're white).

6. Long Flares + Heeled Sandals


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Heeled sandals are always a winner when it comes to a longer length flare. Make like Anne-Victoire and go top-to-toe tonal for a seamless look. 

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.