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 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.
Raid Bow Pink Metallic Ballet Flats, $34, available at ASOS.
Nasty Gal So Bar So Good Loafer, $56, available at Nasty Gal.
ASOS Millisect Embellished Flat Mules, $49, available at ASOS.
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.
Nasty Gal Delia Fringe Sandal, $68, available at Nasty Gal.
Nasty Gal Embroidered Fringe Moccasin Boot, $79, available at Nasty Gal.
ASOS Lambeth Tassel Ballet Flats, $36, available at ASOS.
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!
Dr Martens Bianca Black Patent Chelsea Boots, $190, available at ASOS.
Bass Weejuns Penny Wheel Patent Leather Loafers, approx. $205, available at Coggles.
River Island Nude Patent Wide Fit Loafer, $56, available at River Island.
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!
Missguided Embroidered Bee Velvet Mule, $50, available at ASOS.
Jeffrey Campbell Symphony Step Down Loafers, $145.40, available at Shopbop.
Penelope Chilvers Velvet Chelsea Boots, approx.
$521 now $104, available at Anthropologie.
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?
Boohoo Edie Faux Feather Trim Pointed Flats,
$36 now $25, available at Boohoo.
Schutz Eloana Faux Fur-Lined Suede Wedge Boots, $186, available at The Outnet.
Boohoo Orla Sequin And Embellished High Top,
$50 now $35, available at Boohoo.
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!
Boohoo Layla Embroidered Flower Skater,
$36 now $25, available at Boohoo.
ASOS Jayden Wide Fit Flatform Espadrilles, $36, available at ASOS.
ASOS Musical Embroidered Flat Shoes, $63, available at ASOS.
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!
Nasty Gal Grow Your Own Way Floral Slip-On Sneaker, $41, available at Nasty Gal.
Boohoo Natasha Denim Floral Mule Loafer,
$40 now $28, available at Boohoo.
ASOS Lakeside Embroidered Ballet Flats, $43, available at ASOS.
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.
Nasty Gal Becks Platform Oxford, $79, available at Nasty Gal.
ASOS Mayhem Brogues, $49, available at ASOS.
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!