Style Hack: What shoes to wear with straight leg jeans


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We figured out what shoes to wear with straight leg jeans

Let me begin by saying that I’m a millennial. What does that mean? That skinny jeans are life. In fact, I remember the very day that I tried on my very first pair. I found them my sophomore year of college at the Golden Triangle mall. I wore them with gold and cork wedges and a hot pink top and honey….she was cute! 

A new era

Me and skinnies have been close ever since. But when I saw this post, I felt the shots fired and thought it was time to explore the other side (of jeans options, I’m NEVER giving up my side part).

The thing that has always troubled me about straight leg women’s jeans was what shoes to wear. The length has to be just right for me so they hit my ankle in the right spot and don’t cause me to look shorter. I ended up finding these from Target. I really like the wash of this women’s high rise straight leg jeans look so I decided to try them out.

The experiment

I tried the straight leg jeans with a classic white blouse and four different pairs of shoes: a block heel, a pump, a tennis shoe and a mule. Besides the jeans, everything else came right out my closet.

Gonna be honest. Because of my concerns about length I doubted that all four would work. I figured my best bet were the Sam Edelman snake skins and the Puma’s and then we were just gonna pray about the other two.

The result

Guys. Every single pair of shoes looked good, great in fact! It may have been the overall outfit which is essentially a staple look, but with each pair I felt that I didn’t look stubby nor did the hem stop in an awkward place. There’s hope! Don’t take my word for it. Check these out and tell me which straight leg jean outfit is your favorite.

It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later

Move on over skinny jeans. Straight leg jeans, I see you! I’m actually excited to find another pair. I may do another style hack on the best straight leg jeans in my budget. Would you be interested? Let me know in the comments. 

This the first style hack of our style hackathon which we’re running in honor of our very first birthday. Happy Birthday to us!

And remember…your best style hack is Departmynt! 


Pro tip: Women’s straight leg jeans are roomier than skinny jeans so they’re really comfy. Wear them on a day where you are on the move or trying on a bunch of looks and need to get in and out of your clothes easily.