24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels

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10 Apr 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

I’ve never been a heels girl. Call me naive. Or tall. I may very well be both, but in my quest to avoid altitude-tipping heights, I’ve made it my mission to shop flat shoes that leave heels in the shade.

Hear me out. I have sisters who are shorter than me and they refuse to hear any anti-heel talk, but I’m telling you, when style – or a slipped disc – call for it, flats are the only fashion answer.

Metallic

Metallic details and accessories have been a huge deal for many seasons. But they are not for the shy at heart. Donning a bright, shiny surface on your shoes is a statement, so what you lack in height, you can easily make up in impact with this texture. These are particularly hot in lace up brogues this season.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Raid Bow Pink Metallic Ballet Flats

Raid Bow Pink Metallic Ballet Flats, $34, available at ASOS.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Nasty Gal So Bar So Good Loafer

Nasty Gal So Bar So Good Loafer, $56, available at Nasty Gal.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - ASOS Millisect Embellished Flat Mules

ASOS Millisect Embellished Flat Mules, $49, available at ASOS.

Fringe

For the inner festival goer in all of us, fringing is a favourite. Go large with this look by choosing shoes that have fringing all the way around them, or go with a minimal detail for a delicate touch.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Nasty Gal Delia Fringe Sandal

Nasty Gal Delia Fringe Sandal, $68, available at Nasty Gal.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Nasty Gal Embroidered Fringe Moccasin Boot

Nasty Gal Embroidered Fringe Moccasin Boot, $79, available at Nasty Gal.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - ASOS Lambeth Tassel Ballet Flats

ASOS Lambeth Tassel Ballet Flats, $36, available at ASOS.

Patent

Every girl should have a patent pair of shoes! All grown up but still very much on-trend, patent shoes add a subtle element of chic to any outfit. I particularly like these in black, worn back with a similarly monotone get-up to create a very relaxed, yet runway ready, look!

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Dr Martens Bianca Black Patent Chelsea Boots

Dr Martens Bianca Black Patent Chelsea Boots, $190, available at ASOS.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Bass Weejuns Penny Wheel Patent Leather Loafers

Bass Weejuns Penny Wheel Patent Leather Loafers, approx. $205, available at Coggles.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - River Island Nude Patent Wide Fit Loafer

River Island Nude Patent Wide Fit Loafer, $56, available at River Island.

Velvet

Velvet was big on the runways in 2016, and now it’s having a huge impact on the streets. Velvet accessories – most notably shoes – are all the rage. And they tap into the ladylike trend perfectly. Go for blush tones and pastels here to really play into the trend!

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Missguided Embroidered Bee Velvet Mule

Missguided Embroidered Bee Velvet Mule, $50, available at ASOS.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Jeffrey Campbell Symphony Step Down Loafers

Jeffrey Campbell Symphony Step Down Loafers, $145.40, available at Shopbop.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Penelope Chilvers Velvet Chelsea Boots

Penelope Chilvers Velvet Chelsea Boots, approx. $521 now $104, available at Anthropologie.

Faux Fur

Have a lot of fun with faux fur this season by brandishing it loud and proud on your shoes! This is a super cute way to wear statement shoes. Just steer clear of those puddles, ok?

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Boohoo Edie Faux Feather Trim Pointed Flats

Boohoo Edie Faux Feather Trim Pointed Flats, $36 now $25, available at Boohoo.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Schutz Eloana Faux Fur-Lined Suede Wedge Boots

Schutz Eloana Faux Fur-Lined Suede Wedge Boots, $186, available at The Outnet.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Boohoo Orla Sequin And Embellished High Top

Boohoo Orla Sequin And Embellished High Top, $50 now $35, available at Boohoo.

Embroidered

Everywhere you look in fashion, embroidery is popping up double time. This is a super-feminine touch to anything you wear! Grandma would be so proud!

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Boohoo Layla Embroidered Flower Skater

Boohoo Layla Embroidered Flower Skater, $36 now $25, available at Boohoo.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - ASOS Jayden Wide Fit Flatform Espadrilles

ASOS Jayden Wide Fit Flatform Espadrilles, $36, available at ASOS.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - ASOS Musical Embroidered Flat Shoes

ASOS Musical Embroidered Flat Shoes, $63, available at ASOS.

Floral

I love the feminine floral touch on masculine or androgynous shoes. This is the perfect mix in autumn 2017. Get set to see bloom emblazoned sneakers everywhere this season!

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Nasty Gal Grow Your Own Way Floral Slip-On Sneaker

Nasty Gal Grow Your Own Way Floral Slip-On Sneaker, $41, available at Nasty Gal.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Boohoo Natasha Denim Floral Mule Loafer

Boohoo Natasha Denim Floral Mule Loafer, $40 now $28, available at Boohoo.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - ASOS Lakeside Embroidered Ballet Flats

ASOS Lakeside Embroidered Ballet Flats, $43, available at ASOS.

Two Tone

This look has a great chic appeal. Very subdued yet standout, the two-tone shoe is an everyday staple that will never go out of style.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Nasty Gal Becks Platform Oxford

Nasty Gal Becks Platform Oxford, $79, available at Nasty Gal.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - ASOS Mayhem Brogues

ASOS Mayhem Brogues, $49, available at ASOS.

24 Flat Shoes that are Way Fiercer than Heels: AW17 - Shoes of Prey Ankle Strap d'Orsay Flat

Shoes of Prey Ankle Strap d’Orsay Flat, $193.52, available at Nordstrom.

Which flats are you favouring this season? We’d love to hear what you’re hitting the streets in!


10 Apr 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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