Today's post will be short and sweet. And it may offend a few people, but please know that I come from a place of kindness and wanting to help. That said, I'm going to go ahead and declare:
It looks really sloppy when you wear flats with pants hemmed for heels. Seriously. It's even worse when the pants are flared.
I completely understand that wearing heels all the time is not practical. I don't do it either. I also understand that not everyone is comfortable wearing slim cut pants (you should try it anyway - if they fit right, they're so flattering!), but wearing a flared or boot cut pant that drags the floor makes for a very strange body shape. Your feet should not be one of the wider points of your silhouette, which is what happens when you stand in a puddle of fabric.
That said, here are a few examples of how to mix flat shoes and trousers without resorting to a super skinny style. Think cropped or cuffed styles, or simply hemming a pair of pants to keep them off the floor.
I hope I didn't upset anyone, but tough love is necessary sometimes. If you need help finding the right style for you, shoot me and email and I'll be happy to assist!