It used to be the case that women’s flat shoes fell into three unexciting categories: ballet flats, lumpy loafers and whatever was available at Scholl. But since flats became the favourite of the fashion elite, they’ve evolved massively in both form and function. If you buy nothing else for AW16, invest in a pair of stylish flats. Here’s five favourites.
If the word “slider” makes you shudder, take a look at these lovely flats. A more elegant take on the traditional chunky shoe, I love the textured nature of the knotted detailing.
These are the perfect boyish brogue, but in metallic gold. I adore the shape and the shine of these gorgeous shoes. Perfect for adding individuality to pared-back tailoring.
Ballet flats have been reinvented far beyond those standard flat pumps women used to shove into their handbags without thinking. These gorgeous velvet ankle-strap ballet shoes are just right for a new season that focuses on texture and rich autumnal hues.
These are a great classic, wear-with-anything shoe. This shade of dove grey works really well with most neutrals. The textured leather looks very upmarket too.
Mules were the most on-trend shoe of the summer, and the obsession is set to continue through autumn winter. I love the texture and print of these flats. Pair them with smart pants or denims at the weekend.