What Kind of Shoes Should You Wear With Capris?


Capri pants are a simple, easy garment that work in many wardrobes. Finding the right shoes to wear with them can be tricky, but let your overall look guide you. If you're headed to the beach you don't need to be in platforms, and if you're going to the office you don't want to be in flip-flops.


  • There are many different types of capri pants on the market. There are those made of twill or slack-like material, which work for everything from a date to the office, as capris are acceptable in most business-casual workplaces. When wearing these types of capris, keep the entire look professional and feminine. Choose dark capris in black, chocolate, shades of gray and navy. A nice blouse in a jewel tone, dark capris and heels look great. Avoid wearing capris with an open-toe heel at the office (it can make the look read too casual versus modern), but an open toe is fine for a dinner date.


  • If you work in a casual environment, flats work well with capri pants. Choose a pair of classic leather flats and wear them with capris throughout the warmer months. You can wear a fitted T-shirt and long necklace, a comfy knit or a dressy blouse with capris and flats. Flats also work well for holidays when you're walking a lot. For example, roaming Paris all day in capris and flats looks stylish, while roaming all day in capris and flip-flops can look frumpy. For mature women who may have trouble with their feet, loafers can make a comfortable yet stylish option for wearing with capri pants.


  • Keep the flip-flops for the beach, boardwalk or pool. Flip-flops don't look as appealing with capris as flats because they cut your foot with the thong detail, where flats allow one continuous line. To create less of a diversion, go for neutral metallic flip-flops that will blend into your skin tone. Gold and bronze look great when paired with black capris and coordinating metal jewelry.

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