Skinny jeans and capri pants are two of the most favorite pieces that compliment every woman in every occasion all around the clock. Going through this summer’s hottest days, it is paramount to maintain our great looks and look chic at all times. To achieve that, we need to pick our footwear carefully so that they match our outfits and show off our stylistic choices. Below is a short guide regarding the best shoes you can wear with skinny jeans and capri pants, so you look dazzling and trendy all year round!
Best Shoes For:
There are many tops that you can pair with your skinny jeans. Choose the wrong shoes and you will definitely ruin your outfit, no matter how flattering. To make sure you don’t experience this uncomfortable situation, you can wear:
If your hips are narrow and your legs like a mile, skimmers and ballet flats are just perfect for pairing with skinny jeans, given that they are elegant, not bulky, and don’t call more than the attention you really need to your feet. That aside, they also help continue the lovely lean figure that skinny jeans create.
For those that don’t feel self-conscious about the size of their feet, pointed toes are a nice pick, as well. Ballet shoes with pointed toes complete a super-slimming look. However, they are not the most comfortable option, and they do make your feet look unattractive-long (too long, that is).
Finally, if you are neither lean nor long, it might be a good idea to choose something else, to avoid emphasizing that fact.
Well, boots and skinny jeans are like butter and bread. It appears that they were made for tucking into boots. That said, you can’t just wear any boot. Some work better with skinny jeans while other styles not.
Tall boots with lower heels are usually better and easier to wear with skinny jeans. Just make sure they are wide enough and they will make you look like a gazelle! Ankle boots, as long as they are not bulky, are also an excellent option.
As a general rule, it is always advised not to wear hefty boots because you don’t want to draw too much attention to your footwear when you wear such a form-fitting pair of jeans. Otherwise, you run the risk of having others focusing on just the lower part of your body rather than the entire outfit.
You should be extra careful when choosing booties to pair with your skinny jeans. They could be a huge hit or miss. To pull them off, you need to keep balance. For example, if you are going to wear booties with chunky heels or platform soles, you also want some volume on top, too. A good piece of advice is to prefer a pair of more delicate and refined booties if you want to achieve a slim look from head to toe.
For wafer-thin figures, basic pumps look great with skinny jeans, provided they have slightly pointed toes. If you are not in this category, consider the rest of your outfit to make a wise choice regarding your footwear. For instance, shorter women look taller wearing high heels. The same applies to curvaceous women (not too curvy though).
Now, with stilettos, it is a different story. High heels elongate the legs, but stilettos make your middle section look significantly bigger by comparison. So, no matter how attracted you may be to the combination, better stay away from stilettos.
Tip: To draw attention away from your hips and thighs (and not look like a pin-up girl that has jumped out of a 50s magazine), wear a top that extends to your hips (at least). Something like a long casual top, mini dress, shirts (loosely-belted), and longer jackets pair well with skinny jeans and heels.
A hugely popular combination indeed. Sneakers help create a casual, cool look. Again, you need to know which styles work better to highlight your outfit. Avoid cross-trainers because they are far too puffy and weighty for skinny jeans. Instead, try trim low tops and enhance your look. You may even match your skinny jeans with old-school high tops if you feel they express who you are inside.
How capri pants look has much to do with a woman’s figure. This is what makes capri pants look awesome or fall short on women. Another very important factor that plays a vital role in wearing capri pants successfully is matching them with the right shoes (see below).
1. Ballerina Flats
They are THE classic option for matching with capri pants and a personal favorite. Peep-toe, leather, sneakers, and satin, they all come with skimmer or ballerina cut and work like magic with capri pants mainly because they are streamlined.
That aside, ballerina type sneakers are also great, as long as they are low-cut. The same goes to lace-up sneakers (i.e. Keds) that help create a beach-comber appearance that will turn heads! Perfect for those loving super casual looks!
Delicate, flat sandals are a superb choice for the same reason flats are. Make sure they are skimpy and rest assured they will make your legs look gorgeously long. Depending on the look you want to achieve, there are different options. For example, if you want a carefree look you are free to wear anything from patent leather to canvas. If you prefer a more showy appearance, you can always wear metallic or embellished sandals. Jut keep them light, and you will be just fine.
Shoes you Should be Careful With:
Capri pants and pumps have a strange relationship. They create a retro vibe and a more cultivated look. Now, if you don’t fancy the idea of looking like a Vargas girl, you will need to reconsider that matching.
This could actually work if you can support it. Personally, I am not a huge fan of them because I find them too bulky to wear with capri pants. However, if you are a loyal follower of wedges and can’t imagine yourself without wearing them, at least go for more delicate styles. Something with elegant uppers, for example, will do.
Shoes you Should Steer Clear Of:
1. Chunky Cross Trainers and Sneakers
Suburban shopping malls promote that look. Alright, they are comfortable, but are they really flattering? I mean, yes, I understand the need to pair capri pants with comfy shoes, but you could easily get that so desired comfort from a pair of slim, canvas sneakers, rather than bulky ones. If you just love wearing cross-trainers, better try them with a nice pair of boot-cut yoga pants that are a huge trend right now.
2. Heavy-Strapped Sandals
Usually, sandals with heavy straps and capri pants don’t play well. They are just so overwhelming that they hurt my eyes, be it heels of flats. Better wear those with your mini dress instead on a dinner date.
They look horrific with capri pants since they are perhaps the heaviest-looking shoes I can think of right now. Pair them with pants or jeans are you are a style queen, but capri pants? Absolutely not. Even if you feel that leather or rubber ones might look better with capri pants. No and no.
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Who can argue that getting dressed in summer starts from the feet up! Whether you are dancing until the early morning hours, taking a relaxing stroll alongside the boardwalk, or sightseeing, summer’s activities demand matching shoes! Luckily, this year’s runways have provided us with many fab options to help us pair our favorite outfits with the right shoes and look fantastic from rise to dawn. Here are some of the chicest ones I feel particularly drawn into.
1. Pointed-Toe Skimmers- Bored of wearing heels? This is your next best thing. Wear them with an ankle-gazing dress and the right accessories (i.e. Balenciaga’s futuristic pieces) and you are good to go.
2. Gladiator Sandals- They are knee-high and comprise THE ultimate statement piece of footwear. Pair them with a breezy white dress and enjoy your summer!
3. Platform Wedges- Match those XL wedges of yours with a patent leather coat and a lovely ruffled blouse (see Miu Miu Spring collection) and see what happens! This eclectic mix will definitely highlight your best features, as long as you don’t wear the wedges with capri pants, of course!
4. White Sandals & Sneakers- It may seem strange to wear chunky white sandals, especially when matched with earthy prints, but trust me. They make an excellent mix (see Dries Van Noten Collection). As for the classic standby kicks, white sneakers are beautifully paired with a blush suit (see Bottega Veneta). Try it!
5. Pumps with Many Straps- Take a look at Sonia Rykiel’s Collection (Paris) and tell me that you don’t just love the gamine note a graphic jacket, a bra top, and matching shorts, paired with black pumps infuse?
But, above and beyond comes comfort when wearing shoes. Here is how to have perfect shoe fit and styling and how to find comfy shoes without sacrificing style! And, if you want some bags that match your outfits, check out this year’s top handbag trends!