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These 10 Shoes Will Make You Feel Fabulous In Your Flared Leggings

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If you’ve been monitoring the Y2K resurgence or dabbled in TikTok, you’ve probably noticed that flared leggings are back in the zeitgeist. Today, the stretchy, comfort-focused style has been made new again in a variety of silhouettes and colors — but when your leggings aren’t simply sporty, what shoes can they be worn with?

That relaxed yet easygoing air they exude makes the piece surprisingly versatile, much like a pair of jeans or trousers. They can be dressed up or down; a glitzy flair can be accomplished with sparkly slip-on mules, shiny wedges, or low-height heels (how sharply that veers into early 2000’s territory is your call). Meanwhile, casual bases are found through classic sneakers or pillowy slides. Even the most transitional shoes — like pointed-toe boots or platform booties — can bring these leggings a sharp finish, especially worn under or over their wide hems.

Whether slit, wide, or bootcut, flared leggings can be considered as a versatile daytime, off-duty, or even evening wardrobe addition. Below, discover the 10 styles of shoes to wear with them for effortless, easy looks all spring.

Padded Slides

Casual slides will always go the extra mile when boosted by plush padding. Bring your flared leggings a sharp dash of texture and comfort with thick-strapped styles that are quilted, folded, or packed with soft foam.

Platform Booties

Flared leggings will be instantly elevated by platform booties. The thick-soled style — especially in its block-heeled form — creates a balanced base that’s packed with height. Consider darker pairs to smoothly streamline black or dark gray leggings.

Crisp White Sneakers

With their stark palette and rubber soles, all-white sneakers are truly timeless. Lace into a low-top leather pair to bring your flared leggings a sporty finish, or slip on a platform-soled style for an easygoing, whimsical height boost.

Pointed leather boots

Flared leggings' appeal comes from their fit and versatility, making equally versatile shoes a perfect match. Sharply elevate yours with a pair of pointed-toe boots, which can be worn over or under the relaxed piece —especially in neutral leathers.

Satin Ballerina Flats

Ballet flats are one of 2024’s most viral shoes, with satin versions creating romantic, prima ballerina-worthy looks. Channel “Black Swan” with classic rose or pastel pink hues, or embrace new iterations on the trend with brown or black tones.

Thong-Strapped Sandals

A relaxed base for flared leggings can be found in thong sandals, though these aren’t your average flip-flops. Styles with accents like embossments, crystals, or rounded links bring the casual shoe added personality and flair with every step.

Sparkly Mules

If you want to embrace the glamour of Y2K with a modern twist, slip on a set of embellished mules. Pairs in staple metallic or candy-colored tones will bring a subtle height boost and dash of whimsy to any set of flared leggings. For a true Paris Hilton effect, try a style with crystal-embellished straps or allover sequins.

Punchy Sneakers

Colorful sneakers will bring flared leggings a pop of color and personality — after all, there’s nothing as mood-boosting as wearing your favorite hue. Two-toned and multicolored styles will create a vibrant complement, while monochrome or single-tone pairs are undeniably classic.

Slick Wedges

Wedge heels always make a statement with their thick, supportive bases and ventilated silhouettes. Bolster your leggings with a sleek style in high-shine gold or silver tones — or, for a dash of flair, slip on a pair with metal, clear, or jewel-toned details.

Low-Heeled Pumps

Even flared leggings can be dressed up with a set of low-heeled pumps. Pointed-toe styles will retain a sharp shape — especially for slit or open-front leggings — with a subtle height boost from their 2 to 3-inch heels. Added dimension can be found in side cutouts, textiles, and metal accents, making this versatile shoe anything but basic.

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