Bell bottoms are back! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of bell bottoms (and they’re my favorite style of jeans). They’re so flattering on so many body types. That said, they can be tricky to style if you don’t know what to wear with them.

Here are some of my favorite shoes to wear with bell bottoms:

Footwear For Every Occasion

Flats – Flats can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your outfit and accessories. I love wearing them with bell bottoms because it adds a bit more height and balances out the length of your legs (if you have shorter legs).

Heels – High heels are sexy and elegant but can also make you look taller. If you’re short like me, heels will make a world of difference in how good your outfit looks. Heels also give a slimming effect and elongate the leg line which is great with bell bottoms because they tend to shorten your legs.

Best Shoes To Wear With Bell Bottoms

The Best Shoes To Wear With All Your Bell Bottoms

Though the trend started to make a comeback in spring 2014, bell bottoms are finally picking up steam as one of the “cool” denim styles to have in your wardrobe. Which, of course, means we have to figure out which shoes to wear with bell bottoms all over again. It doesn’t matter what finally inspired you to give flares another chance: Maybe it was seeing Kendal Jenner wearing a flared pair for her new solo Vogue spread? Or, perhaps, Tom Ford’s racy new Spring 2015 campaign gave you some inspiration? In any case, these aren’t your mom’s disco hot pants. The bell bottoms of today are skinny on top and flare out at the knee (unless you’re Jennifer Lopez, in which case anything goes). The pants give your legs length, especially when matched with a great pair of heels.

I’m a big fan of going full-’70s with a flowy top and a fringed bag (speaking of fringe, bangs are so ’70s, too). Bonus points if you can raid your moms closet and find some authentic goodies. Be careful of going overboard, though — it’s surprisingly easy to end up looking like a character out of Goldmember. Whether you’re going for a casual boho walk-in-the-park type look or embodying Carly Simon, pick a pair of denim and channel your favorite ’70s icon — then check out this guide to find the perfect shoes to match.

1. Banded Mini-Heel Sandals

First off, let me just say that this look is probably my favorite on the list. If you have one of these nifty onesies in your closet, try these on for size

Heeled Sandals, $57, Asos

2. Flat Thong Sandals

Want to be extra bold this season? Pick up a pair of patchwork bell bottoms and, while you’re at it, a pair of jeweled thongs.

Klean Steve Madden Sandal, $26, Rakuten

3. Black Platforms

Purple crushed velvet bell bottoms? Don’t mind if I do. Add some simple black platforms to balance the look.

Ethel Pump, $178, Guess

4. Chunky Wooden Heel

Nope, these aren’t your mother’s clogs. Chunky wooden heels are getting an upgrade this season. Pair these with your favorite pair of flared denim.

Jeffrey Campbell McCloud Platform Sandal, $155, Nasty Gal

5. Booties

Victoria Justice makes her booties look amazing with her black leather bell bottoms. Get your own pair at Urban.

Silence + Noise Half-Stacked Heeled Ankle Boot, $79, Urban Outfitters

6. Stilettos

Dress up your new favorite jeans trend this spring with these glam stunners.

Rapture Skinny Mule Sandals, $75, Top Shop

7. Cheetah Print

A playful pop of print shows off your confident, cheeky side. I choose cheetah (it doesn’t hurt that these are on sale, too).

Love Fury Platform Heels, $70, NineWest

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