If I’m wearing pants, you can pretty much bet that I’m wearing vintage mom jeans. They’re a classic staple in my closet, and I was convinced there was no alternative as versatile and practical. As NYC continues to heat up, however, I have had to consider the possibility that perhaps my thick, rigid jeans aren’t the most ideal choice for my environment. When Kate Middleton stepped out in a pair of wide-legged khakis and paired them with white Superga sneakers (my shoe of choice in the summer), I knew I had found a new-and-improved replacement.
I had shied away from the trend in the past as I was never sure how to style the pant without going all the way combat by pairing them with my Dr. Martens. After seeing Kate Middleton’s casual but chic look, however, I became inspired and a whole world of opportunity opened up. The truth is, there are more possibilities than looking like you’re going to the military, or alternatively like you’re about to garden in your backyard. Keep reading for the best shoes to wear with your khakis so you too can keep it classy like Kate.
Birkenstocks take your khakis from “dad” to “cool dad,” and that’s quite the feat.
Sneakers paired with khakis keep it casual and comfortable.