This past week I was thinking about how I could showcase my still-new Steve Madden d’Orsay flats, when it dawned on me – why not do a tribute to all things flat(s)?! More often than not, I catch myself reaching for the flats in my closet to complete an outfit. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I refuse to wear heels; it’s just that the practicality of flats matched by their sleek and sophisticated appearance make them the perfect substitute. Gone are the days when throwing on a pair of flats meant sacrificing all things fashion. With the many creative solutions out there, flats are now versatile enough to wear from the grocery store to the office to a dinner date with friends. When scouting out a new pair of flats, I ask myself several key questions:
Will the flats elongate my legs rather than make them look like they come to a screeching halt?
Do the flats seem comfortable enough to keep me from breaking out in blisters for weeks on end?
Are the flats versatile enough to wear with a variety of styles and outfits and work across seasons?
To show you what I mean, I’ve compiled a sampling of some great flats that check all my boxes:
D’Orsay: Zara // Halogen // Aldo // Mossimo
Oxfords: GAP // Mat20 // Debenhams // DV by Dolce Vita
Loafers: Forever 21 // Asos // Isola // ALL BLACK
Pointed-Toe: Nine West // Cosmopolitan // Express // Mercanti Fiorentini