If there’s one trend we’ve seen dominate this spring/summer, it has to be puddle pants—a term coined by the fashion set referring to loose wide-leg pants (or jeans) that are so long they pool around the ankles and drag slightly on the ground, creating an overall baggy effect.
The fashion crowd fully endorses this dramatic silhouette, and we’ve spotted plenty of celebrities wearing them, including Rhianna, Zoë Kravitz, and Kaia Gerber, and even Kate Middleton has gotten in on the puddle-pants action. So if you’ve finally procured a pair, the next question becomes what shoes to wear with them that feel modern, fresh, and cool. No need to wear them with only heeled boots. Below, we’re sharing six shoe styles worth considering that will give your long, loose pants a fashion-approved touch.