If you’ve got a pair of flare jeans, you’re probably wondering how to wear them with sneakers.
You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the low-down on what sneakers go with flare jeans, and how to rock your new look.
What is a “flare” jean? A flare jean is a type of jean that has an exaggerated leg opening.
Flare jeans can be worn cuffed or uncuffed, but they’re always going to be wider than your average pair of jeans.
The most common types are wide leg and bootcut, although there are also selvedge flares that are particularly stylish.
The great thing about flares is that they give you room to play around with different types of shoes.
You can wear sandals or heels, or even wedges if you want—but if you’re looking for something more casual, we recommend sneakers!
They’ll complement your jean style without being too dressy or formal.
Here’s our guide on how to wear flare jeans with sneakers:
7 Rules you should Know
1. Keep your look casual
Because these jeans are so casual, you want to keep your look casual as well.
You can wear them with a t-shirt or button-down shirt.
Even if you’re wearing a blazer, keep it casual by pairing it with sneakers.
To avoid looking too dressed up for this outfit, don’t wear heels or sandals—try chunky boots instead!
Lastly, do not wear an actual dress; flare jeans are made for women and should not be worn by men!
2. Tuck in your top and add a belt
Take the time to tuck your top into your jeans.
If you have a long top that can be tucked in, do it! It will give your look some structure and make it look more polished.
If you don’t have a long enough top, choose one that is at least as wide as the flare of your jean.
You can also find belts at thrift stores or online—you could even buy two different widths and play around with them.
3. Choose sneakers with a clean design that won’t compete with your jeans—think simple shapes and neutral colors like white or black. (And for goodness’ sake, don’t go for neon.)
4. Choose sneakers with some height to them—around an inch or two high—so that they don’t get lost in the leg of your jeans when you’re wearing them.
5. Make sure your sneakers are clean (and if they aren’t, now would be a great time to clean them up). If they look dirty, they’ll distract from the rest of your outfit instead of adding to it!
6. Get a hem that isn’t too long
The length of your flare jeans is an important factor in how you wear them.
Remember that you want to avoid the look of a mom jean and show off some skin, so it’s best to get a hem that’s not too long (unless you’re wearing boots).
You can hem them shorter or just wear heels – whatever feels most comfortable!
If you don’t feel like hemming your flares, stick with sneakers that are the same color as your jeans, or similar colors.
This way, the length won’t matter much since everything will match up nicely.
7. Take it easy on the flare
When it comes to flared jeans, there are a few rules of thumb you should keep in mind.
First, don’t go too wide and baggy. If your flare looks like it was made for a giant, you’re going to look like a little kid who wore her mom’s jeans. Instead, choose flares that sit loosely on your hips and then flare out slightly at the bottom (you can try them on to make sure they fit).
Secondly is length: while we love the “high-rise” trend that involves wearing pants or shorts under your belly button, flares should end just below or at mid-calf so they don’t look too long on you when paired with sneakers.
The third is tightness—your legs need breathing room! You should never have trouble walking in them because they’re so tight that they cut off circulation when worn with sneakers.
Finally—and perhaps most importantly—flare jeans should be soft enough to allow for some stretch in case you decide to do jumping jacks or run across town after work; otherwise even worse things may happen: namely chafing around the thighs!
What kind of sneakers go with flare jeans?
1. Add sneakers
There are a lot of different sneakers that you can wear with flare jeans and they all have their own style.
The most popular are canvas sneakers, which is what I recommend to my clients. Canvas are comfortable and they look good!
For example, these Adidas Superstar Shoes in white go perfectly with flare jeans because they have the same width as them so you don’t need to worry about one being too tight or too loose on your feet.
2. Go with a white sneaker
White sneakers are the best choice for your flare jeans.
White sneakers won’t clash with denim, but they’ll also stand out enough to be interesting.
Many people think that white shoes can only be worn with black or dark clothing, but this is not true! White sneakers are versatile and can be worn with any outfit.
With flare jeans, it’s important to think about contrast: You need something that will make them look less like bell bottoms and more like a modern take on hippie chic.
White sneakers are the perfect choice because they provide just enough contrast while still being a classic neutral color (which means you won’t have to worry about clashing).
3. Add an athletic sneaker
Athletic sneakers are a good choice if you want to look sporty.
Athletic sneakers are also great for casual outfits, so you will be able to wear them with jeans or shorts and still look stylish.
You can choose from different colors and styles of athletic sneakers, including high tops, low tops and mid-tops.
4. Choose a high-top sneaker
A high-top sneaker is a good choice for flaring jeans.
It can add length to your legs and make you appear taller, which will give the illusion of slimming down your lower body.
With its solid color, it works well with any jeans or leggings, so it’s easy to match with any outfits.
This type of sneaker is also comfortable to wear all day long because it has no laces that need tying—and they look stylish on their own!
5. Canvas sneakers
If you’re looking for a sneaker that will go well with your flares, canvas sneakers are your best bet.
They’re comfortable and durable, which means they’ll be able to withstand the wear and tear caused by everyday use.
Canvas sneakers come in a variety of styles and colors (like white or black) so you can find one that fits your personal style.
Also, these shoes are easy to clean; simply wipe them down with a damp cloth when they get dirty!
6. Wedge sneakers
Wedge sneakers are a good choice for casual wear, travel, and all-day wear.
They’re not as popular as other types of sneakers, but they have a number of advantages that make them worth considering—and that you should definitely add to your shoe collection.
While there are plenty of different sneakers you can choose from, these are some of the best options for pairing with flare jeans.
Choosing a sneaker that matches your personality will ensure that it becomes an everyday favorite!
Hi, I’m Isabella! I’m a fashion-obsessed writer who loves everything about it: the clothes, the accessories, and especially the people. I’ve been writing about fashion for nearly 8 years now—and during that time, I’ve learned a few things. First of all, there’s no such thing as bad style. It’s just a matter of what works for you. Second of all, fashion is more than just clothes—it can be a way to express yourself or your personality. And finally: Fashion is fun!