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Picking the Right Shoes to Wear with Flared Jeans

Picking the right shoes to wear with flared jeans

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Many an outfit has been ruined by the wrong choice of shoes, and many a fashionista has been guilty of this fashion faux pas. Shoes are perhaps the hardest part of the ensemble to get right and when it is flared jeans you are talking of, footwear can be a major problem.

Flared jeans are cut so that they graze the ground, literally, and the wider the flare, the more difficult it is to find the right shoes. Sneakers will only allow the hem to trail in the mud; a stiletto just puts off the bohemian vibe while those high boots you had pulled out in the winter do not compute at all. So does that mean you should put your flares back in the denim closet? Hell no! The trick is in finding the right shoe that adds a little lift while being comfortable enough to wear all day. Just browse through our top footwear picks that will help you wear your flared denim with oomph and panache:

Stacked heels

Stacked heels: A chunky heel looks amazing with flared jeans, and it also adds height to your silhouette, saving you from looking like you’re drowning in a sea of denim. Choose a strappy stacked heel sandal that will allow a hint of skin to show; thus lightening your overall look. Do not go for pointy heels as they will not be able to stand out against the volume and look totally out of proportion.

stacked heel lace ups

If the weather is not in favour of you wearing sandals, then you can always finish your ensemble with stacked heel lace ups like this pair from H&M.


Wedges: Wedges have that unmistakable 60s look that works with almost everything, and they look fabulous when paired with flared jeans. There’s something about that boho-retro mix that will always top the fashion charts. You can wear wedge booties if the weather is chilly underneath your sweeping trousers or you can go for the open-toed look to show off your perfectly painted nails. Even the cork wedges made so famous by Kate Middleton last year can be included in the list. Either way, a wedge affords both comfort and style and is a great choice for boot cuts.

Round toe platform heels

Round toe platform heels: Pointy toes not so much, but the platform heels are always a winner.  The bell-shaped jeans and the round-toe shoes create a balanced aesthetic while the height of the heels adds length and grace. For a more pronounced and lengthened form, you should match your platforms to your jeans colour or wear neutral shades. If you are dressing up, you can show a little skin by wearing open-toed and strappy platforms.


Moccasins: Heels are, undoubtedly, the go-to choice when wearing flared jeans, but if done right, the flat moccasins can work wonders too. Soft leather moccasins are not only uber-comfortable; they look great worn with vintage flared jeans that echo a hippie vibe. Beaded, tasselled, or embroidered – these shoes add dollops of cuteness and charm to your casual attire. Just ensure you don’t trip over the wide legs of your bottoms when you wear these!

So now that you know the trick to choosing shoes for your wide leg jeans, dig in your closet and find the pair you had hidden aeons ago and rock the look like a true blue diva!

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