Anna Jay | Creative Editor | Friday, 14 August 2015

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

The Debrief: How to tackle the minefield of what shoes to wear with trousers, because it never seems to look right

One of the most annoying fashion dilemmas ever: how to wear your snappy smart trousers with the right footwear? I’m in a constant battle with both my navy Cos cigarette trousers and my Asos scarlet wide leg ones. My hamster wheel of outfits means only one pair of shoes can ever be paired with each. And weirdly, I’m surprised I’ve even managed that; in the past, smart trousers just weren’t a thing on account of the footwear problems they come with. So here’s a list of some lustworthy pairings, and because we’re so good to you, where to buy it all now. 

Stan Smiths

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Trousers, £22, Asos; Stan Smiths, £66.99, Office

Birkenstocks

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Trousers, £14.99, New Look; Birkenstocks, £55, Urban Outfitters

Smart flats

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Trousers, £49.99, Zara; Leather Flats, £79, & Other Stories

Trainers

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

 

Belted trousers, £40, Topshop; Nike trainers, £85, Asos

Vans

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Trousers, £75, Weekday; Vans Old Skool, £52, Urban Outfitters

Sandals

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Trousers, £20, Monki; Sliders, £15, Boohoo

Pretty flats

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Trousers, £108, Simone Rocha x J Brand; T-strap flats, £15.99, New Look

Brogues

What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)
What Shoes To Wear With Trousers (Not Jeans)

Culottes, £34.99, Mango; Brogues, £75, The White Pepper

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