The resurgence of the flared pant is the one sure sign that the ’70s are back, and back in a big way. The flattering silhouette can be spotted everywhere from the runways to the streets, meaning that at one point or another you’re most likely going to cave in and try it for yourself, that if you haven’t already.

Although in the past, comfort came first and flares were worn with super-low platforms or flats, today they don’t necessarily make for the easiest of shoe pairings, mainly because this season’s styles tend to look best with a high heel and an equally grand attitude.

Learn which shoes to wear with flares and where to shop the perfect styles, right after the break.

shoes to wear with flares

Platforms.

From mules to ankle straps, from heels to wedges, low or sky-high, basic or intensely adorned, platforms are designed for flares. To make the most out of the carefree ’70s-inspired pairing, choose a platform height that will allow the hem of your flared pants to fall straight:

Best shoes to wear with flares

Shop the style:

Pictured below, top to bottom: Michael Kors Perri Leather Platform Clogs at Net-a-Porter.com; L’AUTRE CHOSE Leather and Cork Platform Sandals at Stylebop.com; Stella McCartney Elyse Platform Derby Shoes at MyTheresa.com; Jimmy Choo Nemisis Leather Platform Sandals at Net-a-Porter.com.

Best shoes to wear with flares

Block-Heels.

The higher and the chunkier the better when it comes to a pair of block heels intended to be teamed with a pair of flared pants. Block heels help create a strong silhouette and tend to look best with outfits that have a bit of volume to them, hence them and the flares making for such an amazing combo:

Best shoes to wear with flares

Shop the style:

Pictured below, top to bottom: Charlotte Olympia Ay Caramba! Leather Pumps at Net-a-Porter.com; Thom Browne Leather Pumps at MyTheresa.com; Laurence Dacade Suede Block Heel Sandals at Stylebop.com; Sigerson Morrison Poker Color-block Leather Sandals at Net-a-Porter.com.

Best shoes to wear with flares

Pumps.

You know your pumps to be extremely versatile, inspiring and flattering, but try styling them with a pair of flares and what you’ll get is a whole new level of appreciation for both the shoes, and the pants. What they add to the look is that ultimate chic and polished feel, just make sure the flares are long enough to reveal a couple of inches, or more, of the pointed toe:

Best shoes to wear with flares

Shop the style:

Pictured below, top to bottom: Malone Souliers Brenda Leather Pumps at Matches Fashion.com; Saint Laurent Paris Leopard-print Suede Pumps at Net-a-Porter.com; Malone Souliers Montana Lace-up Pumps at Matches Fashion.com; Gianvito Rossi Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps at MyTheresa.com.

Best shoes to wear with flares

Ankle Boots.

Ankle boots make for another great option, whether you like your flares on the short side, or hitting just above ground. Always go with the pair of heeled ankle boots and choose luxurious suede or leather, rich earth tones and exotic prints, to add more interest to your daily looks:

Best shoes to wear with flares

Shop the style:

Pictured below, top to bottom: Paul Andrew Monaco Leather and Suede Booties at Stylebop.com; Brian Atwood Irya Raffia and Calf Hair Ankle Boots at Net-a-Porter.com; Saint Laurent Cat Fringed and Studded Suede Ankle Boots at Matches Fashion.com; Dries Van Noten Leather Ankle Boots at My Theresa.com.

Best shoes to wear with flares

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