There’s a lot to be said for the not-so-humble flat
It’s not all about 6-inchers, ladies! You can still look gorgeous in a comfortable pair of flats. Don’t believe us? Here’s the proof.
Nothing says elegance like a pair of quilted ballerinas, such as this ShoeTherapy pair from Séraphine (£79). But these are flats with a twist. ShoeTherapy pumps are designed to improve posture while alleviating back and joint pain! We’ll take one in every colour, please!
L.K. Bennett’s Amy Suede flats will have heads turning in this stunning colour (£150). The style is simple enough to complement most outfits while giving it some extra oomph.
Freshen up your look with Mint Velvet’s Grey Pixie pointed pumps (£89). These leather flats will look great with a pair of jeans or a sweet summer dress.
Party In The Back
Don’t let the front of these flats fool you. They may appear like regular pumps at first glance, but they’re letting it all hang out with a slingback. Jimmy Choo’s Genoa snake-effect flats (£295, Net-A-Porter) feature an elasticated slingback for a flexible fit.
For the fashionista on a budget, try this Amulet Rose silver metallic pair by Clarks (£40 reduced to £20). Made with Clarks’ Cushion Soft leather uppers and a concealed sole inlay to absorb impact for added comfort, these can be worn with a casual lunch outfit and then dressed up with a stunning evening dress.
Russell & Bromley’s Lauren T-Bar Trim sandals (£89.50) are a perfect mix of function meets accessory. Its tri-colour design and metal disc details make it a great statement piece for any look.
Mix things up in J. Crew’s Glitter ankle strap espadrilles (£128). These online exclusives come with a chunky strap “so they won’t go flying off your feet when you’re exploring all those quaint seaside towns you promised to visit this year”. Nice sell, J. Crew!
If you’ve got a thing for the gladiator look, this next pair is right up your amphitheatre. Zara’s Flat Sole Patent sandals (£29.99 reduced to £22.99) will look fab in a long and flowing white cotton dress.
Get a grip in these Micro sandals from Camper (£110 reduced to £85). Leather inside and out with Velcro closures make this a comfy and cute option.
They say there are two sides to every story – and that includes the casual-cut flats. In one corner, we have FitFlop’s F-Pop Ballerinas (£65). Available in a slew of colours and made with FitFlop’s SupercomFF technology for unrivalled comfort, these are the epitome of comfort.
In the other corner, we have Kurt Geiger’s Myrtle slip-ons (£89). Adorned with gemstone embellishments and made with an espadrille sole, you have style and comfort in one pair.
So which flats will you buy for your summer staple wardrobe? Or do you have some shoes you think we’ve missed? Let us know by commenting below.