Great news for your feet ladies, heels are out this summer and flats are back! Proving that there is a way to combine beautiful fashion with the comfort of keeping your feet horizontal, flat shoes are dominating both the catwalks and the high street in 2017. The Gucci loafer has been quite the centrepiece of recent fashion shows; even Harper Beckham has been donning a pair – she’s obviously been getting fashion tips from her effortlessly elegant mum, who is of course designer Victoria Beckham.
However, it’s not just the rich and famous who have embraced this switch down to ground-level footwear. Many high-street stores such as Mango, TopShop and Zara, as well as ASOS now stock a full range of flats to suit every mood and occasion.
If you’re onboard with the casual sports-luxe trend, then flat is where it’s at. However, you don’t need to wear your actual gym shoes to look the part. Punctuate a dark ensemble with a pair of crisp white and preferably unbranded white trainers; these pinko sneaker shoes are perfect for comfort. They will look great paired with a cute crop top and an oversized hoodie.
From Day to Night
Like countless office workers, you’ve probably had more than one occasion where you’ve had to take a spare pair of shoes with you if you’re heading out straight after work. With flats, there’s no need. It’s so easy to transition your office attire to a glamorous evening look if you’re wearing the right pair. These Very Orchid 3D floral embellished flat shoes have a soft suedette finish complete with a pointed two part silhouette with clusters of gorgeous crystal and gems to look pretty at any time of day.
Of course, if you are wanting a more sensible look, then there’s a pair for a smarter outfit. A versatile pair of pointed flats like the Victoria Beckham leather flats mean serious business. You can dress them up with cigarette pants and a blouse if you need to appear more professional, and they’re also great for travelling in if you’re out and about meeting clients.
Add Some Colour
Summer is a great excuse to add some vibrant shades to your wardrobe, and there’s no reason that your shoe collection needs to miss out on this trend. This pair of Badoria printed ballet pumps is priced at £65. They’re an excellent way to add some colour to your outfit of the day, whether that be a long-sleeved dress and bare legs, or a pair of skinny white jeans and a slouchy top. Alternatively, perhaps you like a bit of ‘true blue’ – this pair of pointed slipper flats from Boden would work really well with a royal blue dress for a summer wedding, or matched with a light and airy garden party outfit.
Throw In Some Patterns
It’s all in the detail! Why not throw on a pair of loafers complete with an intricate design. Whether you choose diamante detail, hand-embroidered stitching or some animal print, there are plenty of options on the high street. For instance, these Burberry Printed fabric slip on would look great paired with casual or dressier outfits. Alternatively, how about these embellished espadrilles from River Island – perfect for a walk on the sand, or cocktails on a hot summer’s night.
The best thing about flats is that there are some seriously affordable pairs out there online, especially when the sales are on. Stock up on several styles to match your every mood and look flat hot this summer!