Once upon a time you wouldn’t dream of seeing flat shoes on the fashion runways but this season designers are embracing flat footwear like never before. While “sensible footwear” doesn’t always translate as fashion-forward, many of the new season designs would prove otherwise. They’re stylish and sophisticated and, most importantly, wearable. From your classic flat pumps through to more on-trend embellished numbers, these are the flats that will see you through the season in style.
Lace up flats have quickly cemented themselves as the must-have everyday shoe. While the colour options vary between brands, you can’t go past a classic black pair of lace up pumps to give your outfits a stylish update. The best part is that you don’t have to drop a pretty penny to get on board this trend train. Hit up your favourite fashion chain stores like Zara and Topshop for an affordable fix.
Menswear-inspired footwear is still as popular as ever. Right now it’s all about the pointed loafer. They’ll sharpen up any outfit and those with patent finishes are perfect for creating a really polished look. Team your pointed loafers with cropped trousers and crisp shirts or team them with flirty dresses for a fun contrast.
Swap out your heels for some embellished flat shoes to go with your next party outfit. Keep an eye out for shoes with crystal, sequin or gem embellishments. Embellished shoes can easily glam up a little black dress or finish off a Le Smoking look. If you can’t afford luxe Dolce & Gabbana slippers (because seriously how many of us can?) then you can alway hit up Zara, ASOS, and Mango for affordable yet equally stylish alternatives.
Pom pom shoes might not be for everyone but they’re certainly making their mark this season. This footwear trend might seem a little OTT but if you keep the rest of your look simple and pared back you could easily incorporate it into your everyday outfits. You can find pom pom accents on shoes by luxury brands like Miu Miu and Sophia Webster as well as more affordable labels like Topshop and ASOS.
If simple, understated style is more your thing then ankle strap flats are just the ticket. They channel the everyday versatility of the ballet flat but the ankle strap adds that extra bit of oomph to the design. Wear your ankle strap flats with cropped trousers to show them off or with pleated skirts and turtleneck tops for a more retro vibe.
Boots are the work horse of any wardrobe. A well made pair can weather the elements and last you year in and year out. A classic style like the pull-on ankle boot is also versatile. Wear them with a floral dress and parka for an Alexa-Chung-at-Glastonbury inspired look or opt for something more timeless in a collared shirt, blazer and jeans.
Sneakers are quickly becoming a staple of the off-duty uniform. And thank goodness, too, because they are seriously comfy to wear! Whether you opt for an old-school Adidas pair or a Forever 21 bargain is entirely up to you. All you have to do is team them with black jeans, a plain t-shirt and denim jacket for an effortlessly cool off-duty look.
High heels don’t always equal high fashion. Right now we’re loving all the fashionable flat shoes out there. What kind of flat footwear will you be sporting this season?
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