I recently got an email from a reader asking if I'd share tips for wearing ankle pants and what types of shoes work best, so today I thought I'd do just that.
I honestly think you can wear pretty much any shoe with ankle pants, I think it just depends on if you are looking to create a dressy look vs. a casual look. In the first two pictures I'm wearing heels with my ankle pants. I think it works here because these looks are more tailored and structured with the blazers and blouses I chose to wear. If I switched out the ankle pants for a skirt, heels would still make sense, so to me the yard the best option with these dressy outfits.
In the third picture I'm wearing a chambray and colored jeans; this look is obviously more casual in nature, so heels really don't make sense. I opted for sandals because it was a nice day, but I think ballet flats or Toms would look cute with this too. Since the top is more casual, more casual shoes make the most sense.
Lastly, I thought I'd show a cuffed jean as opposed to a true ankle pant. This outfit is very casual in nature with the utility jacket, plus it was a cool day, so my Sperrys made the most sense here. Toms are a great option with this look too. I definitely think you can do heels with ankle or cuffed jeans, just make sure you're wearing a dressier top or blouse to dress up the overall look.
What do you think? How do you like to wear ankle pants? Do you have any tips to add?