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The best fancy flats you’ll want to swap your heels for
Because cool (and comfy) shoes do exist...
There’s a time and a place for towering high heels, however they’re not entirely practical for a spontaneous run to the shop or your commute. Sometimes you need to come back down to earth and slip into a pair of comfy flat shoes, however there’s no reason they can’t be as chic as those block heels you have in the back of your closet.
While the ballet flat will always be a classic, this season we’re seeing more masculine pieces as backless loafers and oversized bow-embellished slippers take a front seat this season. Naturally, Gucci and their classic horsebit design are leading the pack on this one and we’re starting to see similar styles trickle down to the high street.
They’re a step up from trainers in terms of sophistication and will easily transition in and out of the office if you’re heading off for drinks and a Tinder date afterwards. To keep things cool in this unbearable heat, we’ve also curated a few cute slingbacks and open-toe beauties in case you’re looking for something breathable, yet more office-appropriate than your old pair of Havaianas.
The footwork is certainly fancy this season as many of the shoes we’ve selected below playfully incorporate some of our favourite summer fashion trends. From bold leopard print to crayon bright hues, we’re also seeing pastel shades and glossy textures make a comeback. And you know us, we can never resist beautifully embellished shoes and we’re seeing fringing, feathers and gold details jazz up some simple silhouettes.
High street retailers like Mango, Zara, Topshop and Office have some gorgeous trendy options at the moment that won’t break the bank and should definitely be one of your first ports of call to upgrade your summer wardrobe. If you’re ready to take the designer investment piece plunge, Sophia Webster’s jewel-toned flats are utterly timeless and you can’t go wrong with a pair of Gucci kicks in a solid shade.
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