The Best Shoes To Wear With Cropped Jeans

Now I'm not one to give strict sartorial advice to anyone, but sometimes you come across occasions or situations when a certain garment or style of accessory is super appropriate. With warmer weather approaching, you might be wondering, what are the best shoes to wear with cropped jeans? Because you may want to give your ankles a breath of fresh air as the temperature starts to rise.

As a fashion and beauty writer, of course I have my own sense of style and I lean towards certain aesthetics more than others. However, this doesn't mean that I agree with the archaic, often sexist and sizeist fashion "rules" that are somehow still in existence. As a woman in 2017, you'll likely be familiar with the nonsensical term "flattering" and it may be ingrained into your brain that you must not, under any circumstances, wear white after Labor Day. IMO, these outdated rules need to be banished from our fashion vocab and be replaced with more inclusive, positive phrases instead; ones that lift people up instead of bashing them to the ground.

When it comes to the best shoes to wear with cropped jeans, the answer is simple: Your favorite, most fabulous pair. Gorgeous shoes can get lost underneath swathes of denim, when worn with regular jeans. But, when you wear cropped jeans, the attention is solely on the shoes.

With this in mind, here are an array of utterly divine shoes that would look phenomenal with cropped jeans.

1. The Chambray Flats

Chambray Ankle Tie Flats (Wide Width), $30, Torrid

Fly the flag for double denim in these cute, ankle tie, chambray flats.

2. The Contemporary Sandals

Pull & Bear Faux Suede Wooden Heeled Sandals, $55, Asos

Minimalist fashion lovers will have fun clomping around in these contemporary wooden sandals.

3. The Girly Slides

Halo Bow Slides, $30, Topshop

These slides paired with cropped jeans will get you reminiscing about summer vacations, the Pink Ladies, and eating sundaes at your favorite diner.

4. The Blue Mules

Asos True Love Heeled Mules, $38, Asos

Could there be anything cooler than a cropped jeans and blue mules combo?

5. The Tartan Flats

Tartan Print Sweetheart Toe Flats (Wide Width), $30, Torrid

For gals who hate wearing heels, a pair of tartan flats will look rad with cropped jeans.

6. The Ethereal Designer Sandal

Chiara, $595, Sophia Webster

Folks who want to become fairy princesses IRL will adore strutting around in these fantastical heels.

7. The Light-Up Sneakers

Pop Shoes Drummond Platform Sneaker, $145, Pop Shoes

Slip into a pair of light-up sneakers to make all your '90s kid dreams come true!

8. The Metallic Pumps

Jeffrey Campbell Buffy Metallic Heel, $135, Nasty Gal

Whether you want to shine on the dance floor, or just bring a little something special to your everyday ensembles, these purple patent vegan leather shoes will do the trick.

9. The Peep Toe Wedges

Faux Suede Mesh Dot Wedges (Wide Width), $40, Torrid

Give your cropped jeans a vintage vibe with a pair of peep toe, polkadot mesh wedges.

10. The Cute Kitty Courts

Flirty Kitty, $525, Charlotte Olympia

These flat court shoes with a flirty kitty face put a playful spin on a classic shoe style.

11. The Whimsical Unicorn Heels

Dreamkiss, $160, Irregular Choice

Magical maidens who love unicorns will feel like they're walking on rainbows in these kooky unicorn heels.

While there are certainly no "dos and don'ts" when it comes to fashion, you might want to steer clear of long boots and cropped jeans, purely because you won't be able to see the cropped cut of your jeans or your killer boots, depending on how you wear them. At the end of the day, you should wear whatever shoes you want with your cropped jeans — as long as you find them comfortable and they show off your personality, you can't go wrong!

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