Skinny Jeans Are Out. So What Shoes Do You Wear With Non-Skinny Jeans?

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By now, you’ve likely caught wind of the fact that skinny jeans are over. The trend, spearheaded by millennials in the '00s, was declared dead by TikTok last year. If you were a fan, I'm sorry for your loss. Of course, you can wear whatever jeans you please — more power to you if you rage against the Gen Z machine — but since the youngest generation is the one with the fastest growing economic power, there’s a good chance that the vast selection of skinny jeans you’ve grown accustomed to seeing in stores won’t be around for much longer. And when that happens, one question will inevitably follow: What shoes do you wear with jeans that aren’t skinny?

Finding shoes to go with the tight-fitting silhouette was simple: Heeled booties, over-the-knee boots, or pumps, if you’re a heels person; ballet flats or low-top trainers, if you weren’t. But these days, when footwear trends range from chunky loafers to even chunkier clogs, skinny jeans can feel like an odd pairing. Just think about the proportions. Throw on a pair of slightly baggy — but fitted in the butt and waist — vintage jeans, though, and just about every on-trend shoe style of the season is a perfect match, no matter how bulky. 

But switching to non-skinny jeans doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite footwear. You can still wear black boots with flares and ballet flats with slouchy jeans. If you ask me, they’ll look even better. But there are a few types of footwear that pair especially well with a less fitted denim style. 

Scroll on to find out what shoe styles to buy, now that old mum jeans are “in” and skinnies — the new mum jeans — are “out.”

<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Lace Up High Heel Rhinestone Shoes, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/lace-up-high-heel-rhinestone-shoes-p12202010.html?v1=177653616&v2=2113881" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link ">Zara</a>


Zara Lace Up High Heel Rhinestone Shoes, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>KG KURT GEIGER</strong> Sky, $, available at <a href="https://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/sandals/sky-pink-satin-kg-kurt-geiger-8920998759" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kurt Geiger" class="link ">Kurt Geiger</a>


KG KURT GEIGER Sky, $, available at Kurt Geiger
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Feather leather sandals, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/shoes-leather/feather-leather-sandals_27025917.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link ">Mango</a>


Mango Feather leather sandals, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Manolo Blahnik</strong> Araspemu 50 Leather Mules, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/product/manolo-blahnik/shoes/mid-heel/araspemu-50-leather-mules/25185454457041934" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link ">Net-A-Porter</a>


Manolo Blahnik Araspemu 50 Leather Mules, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Billini</strong> Balton Heel, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/balton-1126726.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


Billini Balton Heel, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>Senso</strong> Trina Heel, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/trina-i-1450771.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


Senso Trina Heel, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>Vagabond</strong> Cosmo 2.0 Loafer, $, available at <a href="https://www.vagabond.com/gb/cosmo-2-0-5049-504-20/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vagabond" class="link ">Vagabond</a>


Vagabond Cosmo 2.0 Loafer, $, available at Vagabond
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Agathea Chunky Loafer, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/agathea-chunky-loafer/1309368LSD.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Agathea Chunky Loafer, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Chunky Leather Tassle Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/shoes/flats/loafers/product.chunky-leather-tassle-loafers-brown.1059460001.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link ">& Other Stories</a>


& Other Stories Chunky Leather Tassle Loafers, $, available at & Other Stories
<br><br><strong>Tony Bianco</strong> Ruiz Loafer, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/ruiz-1215750.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


Tony Bianco Ruiz Loafer, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>Jil Sander</strong> Ruched Leather Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/au/products/Jil-Sander-Ruched-leather-loafers-1456840" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link ">Matches Fashion</a>


Jil Sander Ruched Leather Loafers, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Studded leather clog, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/shoes-leather/studded-leather-clog_37042517.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link ">Mango</a>


Mango Studded leather clog, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Birkenstock</strong> Boston Vegan, $, available at <a href="https://www.birkenstock.com/gb/boston-birko-flor-nubuck/boston-earthyvegan-birkoflornubuck-0-eva-u_3151.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Birkenstock" class="link ">Birkenstock</a>


Birkenstock Boston Vegan, $, available at Birkenstock
<br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Low Wooden Sole Clogs, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/shoes/product.low-wooden-sole-clogs-black.1060957001.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link ">Arket</a>


Arket Low Wooden Sole Clogs, $, available at Arket
<br><br><strong>Birkenstock</strong> Boston Sandal, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/boston-385460.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


Birkenstock Boston Sandal, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>JW Anderson</strong> Buckled Leather-Trimmed Felt Slippers, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-au/shop/product/jw-anderson/shoes/slip-ons/buckled-leather-trimmed-felt-slippers/24665545640546470" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link ">Net-A-Porter</a>


JW Anderson Buckled Leather-Trimmed Felt Slippers, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Crocs</strong> Classic Clog, $, available at <a href="https://www.crocsaustralia.com.au/p/classic-clog/10001.html?cid=200" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crocs" class="link ">Crocs</a>


Crocs Classic Clog, $, available at Crocs
<br><br><strong>ASICS</strong> GEL-KAYANO 14 Women's, $, available at <a href="https://www.size.co.uk/product/grey-asics-gel-kayano-14-womens/16525890/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Size?" class="link ">Size?</a>


ASICS GEL-KAYANO 14 Women's, $, available at Size?
<br><br><strong>Saye</strong> Modelo '89 Vegan Lima, $, available at <a href="https://global.sayebrand.com/products/modelo-89-vegan-lima" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Saye Brand" class="link ">Saye Brand</a>


Saye Modelo '89 Vegan Lima, $, available at Saye Brand
<br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> Unisex 530, $, available at <a href="https://www.newbalance.co.uk/men/shop-by-style/530-for-men/530/MR530-34669.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New Balance" class="link ">New Balance</a>


New Balance Unisex 530, $, available at New Balance
<br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> 574 Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/574-standard-women-s-1307417.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


New Balance 574 Sneakers, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>Vans</strong> Old Skool Suede, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/old-skool-suede-unisex-1529007.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


Vans Old Skool Suede, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>Stradivarius</strong> Platform sandals, $, available at <a href="https://www.stradivarius.com/gb/platform-sandals-c0p318134870.html?colorId=612" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stradivarius" class="link ">Stradivarius</a>


Stradivarius Platform sandals, $, available at Stradivarius
<br><br><strong>Jeffrey Campbell</strong> Seventies Platform Sandal, $, available at <a href="https://www.revolve.com/jeffrey-campbell-seventies-platform-sandal-in-lilac-metallic-satin/dp/JCAM-WZ1289/?d=Womens" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Revolve" class="link ">Revolve</a>


Jeffrey Campbell Seventies Platform Sandal, $, available at Revolve
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> High Heel Platform Shoes, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/high-heel-platform-shoes-p11276910.html?v1=197388935" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link ">Zara</a>


Zara High Heel Platform Shoes, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Dazie</strong> Nara Heels, $, available at <a href="https://www.theiconic.com.au/nara-heels-1447181.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Iconic" class="link ">The Iconic</a>


Dazie Nara Heels, $, available at The Iconic
<br><br><strong>Paris Texas</strong> Malena Platform Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/au/shopping/women/paris-texas-malena-platform-sandals-item-17942852.aspx?size=25&storeid=11808" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farfetch" class="link ">Farfetch</a>


Paris Texas Malena Platform Sandals, $, available at Farfetch

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