Let’s face it, winter can be a sartorial drag. Boots become clunky companions, tights feel like a second skin you can’t peel off, and the mere thought of baring an ankle sends shivers down your spine.
But, there’s a hero garment that’s as cozy as it is chic: the palazzo pant. These wide-legged wonders are basically like wearing a luxurious duvet with pockets, and they deserve equally fabulous footwear.
Ditch the dowdy and dust off your dancing shoes, because we’re about to tap into five shoe combos that’ll elevate your palazzo game from “comfy couch potato” to “street style queen” this season.
1. Sock Boot Swag:
Think sleek, think statement, think sock boots. From all-black leather booties to animal print ankle boots, the world is your oyster — and the bolder, the better. Just keep the rest of your outfit pared back. A chunky knit turtleneck and your trusty palazzos, or a monochromatic outfit, will let the boots do all the talking (and strutting).
2. Luxe Loafers:
Channel your inner Parisian lady with this effortlessly chic combo. Swap the predictable pumps for a pair of sleek leather loafers to pair with your palazzo pants. Think menswear-inspired with chunky gold chains or tassels for an extra dose of oomph. Tailored palazzos and a cashmere turtleneck will complete the look, giving off major “I own this boardroom, and my shoes are better than yours” vibes.
3. Mary Jane Mix:
Give the classic Mary Jane a grown-up makeover by opting for a platform sole or embellishments. The added height will elongate your legs (win!), and embellishments add a touch of whimsical sophistication. Pinstriped palazzo pants and a silk blouse will amp up the glam factor, making this combo ideal for date nights or fancy holiday gatherings.
4. Surprising Sneakers:
Who says sneakers are just for the gym? Lace up a pair of chunky white kicks or slip on your old-school Vans and add some unexpected cool to your flowy palazzos. Top it off with a cozy puffer jacket for a look that’s equal parts comfy and statement-making. Perfect for weekend brunches or those days when you need to run errands but still want to look like you stepped out of a magazine.
5. Statement Sandals:
Yes, you read that right, sandals in winter! But not just any sandals, we’re talking strappy numbers that cover your toes and start conversations. Pair them with wool palazzo pants in a neutral tone and a classic blazer for a look that’s both professional and surprisingly seasonal. Think street style chic with a downtown edge.
This story first appeared on GRAZIA US.