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Flat shoes to wear with skinny jeans

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BuggersMuddle Tue 05-Apr-16 22:50:53

At mid-30s following years of cycling my previously chicken drumstick legs are actually pretty decent and I often wear skinny jeans either with ankle boots or knee highs for dress down or just days off.

Now it's getting a bit warmer I'd love a semi-smart look with flats (or near flats), but as I am 5' with feet like a duck (narrow heel, wide front and small shoes size - duck), ballet flats just look all wrong. Trainers work just fine, but are not smart.

What do other MNetters wear for spring / summer with skinny jeans? Looking for inspiration!

DIYandEatCake Wed 06-Apr-16 00:54:30

Converse or flat sandals

MiniCooperLover Wed 06-Apr-16 07:24:37

Converse shoes here and I have these sandals too which look nice with skinned

IBelieveInPink Wed 06-Apr-16 07:32:35

I've got it into my head that I would like some low sling backs for this very purpose. But I haven't yet found any that aren't too 'mum'.

SouthDownsSunshine Wed 06-Apr-16 07:34:57

TOMS. Love them!

FinallyHere Wed 06-Apr-16 09:00:54

Ohh, southdowns I loved the look of Toms, thank you.

They are sadly not for me, they come in medium width only. Sigh.

RaisinGirls Wed 06-Apr-16 09:17:51

Try looking at Vans. Toms are too narrow for me but Vans work well

FinallyHere Wed 06-Apr-16 11:41:05

Thank you Raisin, ill have a look at those. Good to know, thank you

BuggersMuddle Fri 08-Apr-16 16:31:19

Sorry I disappeared!

I thought about Converse for casual, although Vans look like they might be a better option.

I often wear with a fairly smart jacket when it's boots weather and can't seem to find a shoe that would work with that at all. Brogues just look all wrong on me.

Will investigate Vans at the weekend though smile

Narp Fri 08-Apr-16 17:00:52

Thanks for this thread - reading with interest.

I wear Converse but I am a bit bored with them

PerpetualStudent Sat 09-Apr-16 02:07:51

Would pointy ballet flats do? I'm mostly in the converse/vans camp. On a related subject, I always fold up the bottom of my skinnies when in flats, and go for a trainer sock or bare feet - I feel like there's something tragic in the unceremonious end of a skinny jean and a flash of bobbly ankle sock, whereas neat fold-ups and a cheeky bit of ankle look like more of a conscious style decision... Am I right in this?

gooru Sat 09-Apr-16 02:30:42

Loafers are the way forward!

OuchLegoHurts Sat 09-Apr-16 09:50:58

Roll up the bottom of your jeans and wear that look especially with a blazer

Narp Sat 09-Apr-16 09:53:21


On yes, I agree

No matter what Grazia tries to tell you, socks look stupid

MissTurnstiles Sat 09-Apr-16 09:54:13

Boden do nice flat sling backs. Stylish as long as you avoid the 'fun' prints. I got a lovely silver pair a few years ago.

Or how about slim loafers or a slim brogue? Try Russell and Bromley.

Narp Sat 09-Apr-16 09:55:32

My problem with slingback a and ballet flats is they feel insecure and sometimes there's toe cleavage. Ew.

Narp Sat 09-Apr-16 09:59:13

Forgot. I have a pair of DMs this shape but mine are canvas with a pasterl floral pattern. I always get compliments when I wear them. I wear them less than I would, because I am not allowed jeans at work

Narp Sat 09-Apr-16 10:06:15

more dms.

i am not sure if you can buy the cutout ones linked to in the uK

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