Fall Denim, Fall Shoes


We’re on a mission to answer the question that has been plaguing women since the beginning of time… what shoes do I wear with my denim? Are flats flattering with a fringe hem? Does an ankle boot look better with skinnies or culottes? Should I try a bootie under a wide leg or straight leg? Relax, its fall denim, fall shoes by espy and we’re throwing the rules out the window. It’s time to go bold by bringing together your favorite jeans and the handiest shoe of them all: flats.


Mavi: $129


 Fringe Fest


Fringe is back baby! Go even bolder by bringing together your most eccentric jeans and a contrasting pair of flats. While you might be tempted to reach for a classic stiletto to wear with a fringed hem, we like this contrasting color blast for increased impact on the overall look. Feels good to break a rule every now and then.






Step Frayed Hem?


You bet. Subtle and undeniably chic. A women’s ankle is one of the most flattering and sexy parts of her body. An understated slip-on is a great way to draw focal attention to the area that was forbidden to be exposed for an era. The step-hem doesn’t hurt either.




Fidelity: $259


That Masculine Vibe


Ditch the flat loafers and be bold! You’re guaranteed to turn heads in a pair of heavy brogues with fur detail. Think of them as a stable base to start from. And your best bet is to team them with cuffed denim. Whether skinny, straight or slouchy, a large cuff creates a focal point at the ankle for a flattering and comfortable fit.




AG: $289



My boyfriend’s back and…


Back to the boyfriends… Quickly becoming a forever staple in your wardrobe.  Building an army of shoes to pair with this soon to be modern classic is essential. When you throw the boyfriends on, consider it an opportunity to wear your most luxe flats. In fact, it’s a perfect excuse to try out flats in velvet or brocade, one of this seasons hottest trends for fall shoes.




Mavi: $129



What’s that color called?


Wine, burgundy, brick, russet… the color goes by many names. One thing for sure is that it has kept showing up on runways again and again for the past few seasons. And that can only mean one thing. It’s evolving from a trend to style staple. Hop on the train! You can never go wrong pairing these cargo skinnies with a contrasting wrap flat. How autumn appropriate. Wouldn’t you agree?




Parker Smith: $239



Keeping it Casual


Ok, ok we get it. You want to wear sneaks. So do it! I guess you just don’t mess with perfection. Sometimes a timeless pairing is just right the way it is—and for casual occasions, having a pair of boyfriend or skinny jeans at the ready is crucial when you’re pairing up with your sneakers.





Ah, flats. The best right? Depending on your personal style the flats you pair with your denim is up to you! Make your own rules and experiment a little! That being said, don’t be afraid to step a little outside your comfort zone and try something new. Nothing compares to fearless fashion confidence at the end of the day.

We’re here to help! espy is the number one destination in Calgary for denim! Bring your new flats or sneaks in and let the espy stylists help you pair them up with something cute and that’ll make your bum look amazing.

Want more? Check out our other Fall Shoes, Fall Denim features on Boots and Heels.

We’d like to thank our partners who collaborated with espy on this project: Gravity Pope, Luna Blue, and the Shoe Closet Inglewood. We insist you check them out and get your shoes on point for the fall season.