Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and so is the classic shoe style that is flats! Though the latter may not be as sparkly or “flashy” as the former, the comfort, effortlessness and versatility (i.e., the ability to construct statement looks) still makes flats a beloved staple throughout the year.
Simple as these shoes may seem, they allow you to stand out from the crowd. Browse through the following list for inspiration, and expect to walk miles in your favorite ballerinas.
1. Flouncy A-Line Dress from DABAGIRL
Adding visuals to an office-appropriate piece like this one is a foolproof way to spiff up everyday looks. Cast in a painterly print throughout and fashioned with a halter neck, this flouncy skater dress is not only flattering but also eye-catching.
2. Studded Mini Skirt from DANI LOVE
How to get away with wearing studs in the office? The answer is with low-key shoes and a demure palette. Case in point is this edgy design, which is a great match for flats. Keep the rest of the look simple by opting for minimalist tops in a nude shade.
3. Poncho-Style Chiffon Top from DABAGIRL
Whether you’re going on a date or grabbing a glass of wine with your girlfriends, it can be tough to find tops you feel comfortable in both at the office desk and at the bar. The truth is, taking your look from day to night just takes a little planning. This flowy “poncho” top is just the right match with skinny pants, plus loafers, ballet flats, slippers and the like.
4. Distressed Denim Shorts from Seoul Fashion
Since flat shoes generally make you look shorter, it’s helpful to pair them with pieces that elongate your legs. Hence a pair of quality, well-tailored denim cutoffs like this subtly distressed version.
5. Low-Cut Peplum Top from DABAGIRL
This flattering peplum not only elevates simple day looks – its all-white design also makes the transition from work to afterwards super simple. Style with a fitted pencil skirt and pointed flats.
6. Printed Off-Shoulder Dress from ssongbyssong
As long as your resort dresses aren’t too baggy, they’ll look great with flats and will be all the more important on holidays! I’d recommend steering away from maxi dresses – opt for a colorful and thigh-length style like this one instead.
7. Gingham Dress from Chlo.D.Manon
I wear gingham a lot throughout the year, especially when the temps increase. Now that it is almost summer, my blue and white wardrobe is here to stay – with pops of red. This probably will end up being my go-to combo all season long. This gingham dress goes well with a trusty pair of red flats.
8. Black T-shirt Dress with Open Back from CatWorld
One of the most versatile dress types is the T-shirt dress. A great one is this all-black style with a nonchalant open-back. Whether with loafers, ballet flats or even slippers, this dress is easy to style for the weekend.
9. Lightweight Longline Jacket from Seoul Fashion
I can’t think of a cooler way to keep warm on chilly evenings than a lightweight longline jacket. Pair with a short outfit in pastel color for a sweet look.
10. Floppy Sun Hat from Hats ‘n’ Tales
What better way to celebrate summer than dressing for the sun? Once reserved just for the beach, floppy sun hats are executable when you keep the rest of the look simple. They’re so meant for flats!