It wasn't so long ago that baggy jeans were people’s go-to denim pick. Winona Ryder wore them everywhere she went in the '90s. TLC changed fashion forever when they wore undone overalls to a press call. And Aaliyah was the queen of making baggy jeans look cool. But as fashion skewed towards the super-skinny jean, looser fits fell out of favor — that is, until recently. Despite its sartorial comeback though, roomier denim can still seem tricky to pull off. But there's a fix: the key to wearing baggy jeans is finding the best shoes to go with them. Frankly, it's not all that surprising because a pair of loose-fitted jeans is a bonafide look and an ordinary shoe simply won't do. Suffice it to say, the footwear you pair with them matters even more than, say, your everyday skinnies or straights.
Because baggy jeans are no doubt here to stay for 2021, it's the perfect excuse to turn to your favorite influencers and street style trendsetters for ideas. Below you'll find six shoe styles to wear with your baggy jeans; all of which are not only effortlessly cool but also most likely already in your closet (joy!). If they're not, shop the coinciding picks to fill the gaps and thrive in all your baggy, loose-fitting glory.
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Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Clogs
Think of it as a closed-toe interpretation of the sock-and-sandal pairing: this combo provides a casual, model-off-duty look that is both trendy and ultra relaxed. You can even make clogs the centerpiece of your outfit by opting for a pair in a fun, eye-catching color.
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Slides
This unfussy shoe is a great option for those who don’t feel like spending extra time on laces, straps, and such. Pair your favorite comfy slides and baggy blues with a basic white tee and a tote bag for a no-frills weekend look.
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Chunky Sneakers
It may seem counterintuitive to pair something bulky with another bulky piece, but somehow the two add up to a very cool combination. Balance the duo with a slimmer silhouette up top to give the ensemble an air of insouciance.
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Combat Boots
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Strappy Sandals
Strappy sandals are definitely having a moment, so grab yourself a pair and style them with something slightly unexpected: baggy jeans. If it's too cold to go barefoot, accessorize with a pretty sheer sock in an eye-grabbing pattern.
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Pointy Boots
Give the western trend a go and wear the baggy jeans trend with a pair of pointy boots. The two look especially polished when worn with an oversized pullover layered over a crisp white shirt and some stacked necklaces.
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Trainers
If chunky sneakers (or ‘dad sneakers’, as some might say) aren't your thing, there are still plenty of stylish options available on the sneaker market. Instead, try a pair of trainers that will give your baggy jeans a cool, laid-back vibe. If you're feeling especially adventurous, opt for a colorful version to add a stylish pop.
Shoes To Wear With Baggy Jeans: Pumps
Perhaps the biggest fear you may have surrounding the baggy jeans trend is whether or not it will come across as sloppy. The quickest way to quell these anxieties is by choosing a pair of shoes that can quickly counteract that. A pair of pumps (slingback, low-heel, or otherwise) is a no-brainer choice to wear with slouchier jeans. Complement the two with a fitted blouse and a roomy bag for a trend-forward ensemble.
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