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how to pick the right shoes for your outfit

September 15, 2016

Fall is here! And, with it comes a whole new lineup of fabulous trousers and jeans. From ankle-grazing to skinny to bootcut—with so many options, there’s just one last thing to figure out: “How does a girl pick the right shoes?” Fear not: we asked the experts in the design room, and we’ve got answers. Say hello to your essential fall trouser and shoe guide!

cabi Clothing | Pant and Shoe Guide

Accentuate this ankle-grazing style with a classic pump—for added style points, opt for a sling-back or d’orsay style, or try a pump in a bold print or color. Weary of sky-high stilettos? Kitten and block heels are right on trend with the mod look that’s really happening right now. Or, for a look that’s as chic as it is comfortable, pair your slim ankle trousers with menswear-inspired loafers and oxfords à la Audrey Hepburn.

Featured Products: Windowpane Trouser, Sam Edelman Classic Pumps, Zara Low Block Heels, Dune London Menswear Style Oxfords, Sole Society Kitten Heels

cabi Clothing | Pant and Shoe Guide

When it comes to bootcut trousers, it’s all about heel height! Depending on how tall you are, look for a shoe that allows your pant to barely graze the floor. We recommend a pump or bootie with at least a 3 ½” heel and an almond toe. This fall, we’re loving mules as a fresh alternative to the classic pump to give the illusion of a bootie peeking out from a bootcut trouser (perfect for Indian Summer weather!)

Featured Products: Top-Notch Trouser, Zara Almond-Toe Pumps, Pour la Victoire Mules, Zara Booties

cabi Clothing | Pant and Shoe Guide

The best thing about skinny jeans is you can practically wear them with any shoe! Rock them with your favorite pumps, or tuck them into your favorite boots and booties. Fashion sneakers are a must for pulling off the cabi habit trend, and when paired with skinnies, make for an easy, wear-anywhere ensemble. Pro Tip: Tailor your skinnies to hit right above the anklebone to work with both heels and flats. The cost of tailoring your new favorite pair of jeans = $10-$15…that feeling when you slip into a perfectly ankle-skimming skinnies = priceless! In a pinch, try cuffing or rolling to prevent bunching at the ankles. Or, try cutting the hem of our skinny jeans for a cool, frayed look.

Featured Products: Dusk Destructed Skinny Jean, Vince Camuto Classic Pumps, Zara Moto Booties, Zara Sneakers, Zara Tall Boots

cabi Clothing | Pant and Shoe Guide

Add feminine flair to slouchy boyfriend jeans in a gorgeous pair of pumps or go edgy with a pair of ankle-grazing booties—think girls’ night out! For a casual borrowed-from-the-boys look, pair your boyfriend jeans with a chic pair of menswear-inspired loafers.

Featured Products: Slim Boyfriend Jean, Paper Dolls Pin-Up Pumps, Zara Booties, Donald J Pliner Loafers

cabi Clothing | Pant and Shoe Guide

Cropped jeans were made for showing off a fabulous pair of shoes. We love them paired with over-the-top heels and caged booties for making a serious style statement. Or reach for your favorite Oxfords and loafers for an effortless boy-meets-girl look.

Featured Products: New Crop Jean, Daya Statement Heels, Nine West Stiletto Booties, Shellys London Platform Oxfords, Donald J Pliner Caged Booties