The Best Types Of Shoes To Wear With All Your Baggy Denim

See ya, skinny jeans! Gen-Z has made it loud and clear over social media that skinny jeans are no longer trendy and won't be considered "cool" anytime soon. If you are wanting to try the newest denim trend, hop aboard the baggy jean train. It seems that this new trend is the farthest we could possibly get away from the skinny jean. Baggy denim has caught the attention of both trendsetters and comfort seekers alike.

Starting in the fall of 2021, baggy denim began to make appearances on the runway, being the star of several fashion shows like Balenciaga, Peter Do, and Molly Goddard. Since then, the jean silhouette has gone viral on social media, even causing a stir between gen-z and millennials about the future of skinny jeans. Spoiler alert- gen-z was right. Skinny jeans are now far from the most popular jean on the market, as most brands and consumers turn to the super baggy denim trend. Street style stars like Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid are only fueling the trend by consistently making headlines with their stellar baggy denim outfits (via Instagram).

The biggest dilemma of the baggy jean trend seems to be how to style an outfit around them. In themselves, they are a statement — so what more is there to add? Influencers and stylists seem to say "tiny tops, big pants" are the way to go, but one key element is missing from that statement. What about shoes? Here are five types of shoes to wear to complete your baggy denim look.

Platform sneakers

For the woman seeking casual comfort, platform sneakers are a great way to stay on trend while staying true to yourself. Platform sneakers and baggy denim seem to pair well together, as the height addition can help the baggy denim look less frumpy on the body. Platform sneakers, a simple fitted crop top, and baggy denim is the perfect flattering outfit for early fall (via Instagram). Additionally, the sneakers can be styled up or down, leaving for plenty of other outfit combinations as well.

Trendy loafers

Academia aesthetics are trending heavily this fall, which in turn makes loafers popular. Loafers not only pair well with schoolgirl plaid and khakis but also with baggy denim. Specifically, chunky loafers give off the cool-girl vibe associated with the baggy jean trend. They add the perfect amount of height to compliment the jeans looseness. Combine the best of both worlds with an academia-inspired denim fit. Try pairing your baggy denim and loafers with a blazer for ultimate academia vibes (via Instagram).

Comfortable clogs

Another throwback style entering the scene is clogs. We know you may roll your eyes at this one but hear us out! We have seen slides and Crocs steadily enter the market over the past year, making it only a matter of when, not if, clogs would return. Clogs pair well with the baggy jean trend as they're an easy-going style, much like baggy denim. Pair your baggy denim and clogs look with a bomber jacket or oversized button-down for a casual yet trendy look (via Instagram).

Formal heels

Denim isn't just for casual looks anymore! Whether you're going out for a night on the town or just want to dress up for the day, formal heels can spice up your baggy denim outfit. Denim truly does go with anything, and this pairing will make you feel like a runway model. Plus, height is always a plus with baggy jeans. Try pairing your baggy denim and heels look with plenty of sparkly accessories and a cute bag for the best results (via Instagram).

Doc Marten-style boots

Doc Marten ankle boots have become a fall necessity due to their versatility and comfort, and it just so happens they pair great with baggy jeans. Due to their grunge nature, they are a natural complement to the Y2K style of loose denim. Even Doc Marten shows how well their boots pair with baggy denim and a leather coat, giving you the perfect amount of grunge for a trendy look — and you'll stay cozy on crisp fall days and nights.