It’s time to kick up your heels ladies, or should we say kick OUT your heels; because the style gods have finally heard our desperate pleas, and this season, it’s all about the flats. A woman knows there is no greater pain out there then that 1am sidewalk stalk, when the night is over, your feet are about to fall off, and a cab is nowhere in sight. And since taking off your shoes and going bare feet is a BIG no-no, the answer lies simply, in the humble flat.
Flats means a night of dancing and bar hopping doesn’t have to end at midnight with a limp and some new blisters. The following flat shoe options are about to become your new best friends, so tie up your laces and buckle yourself in, this is going to be one comfortable journey.
If you want comfort, and we are talking real, cushioned and supported, feet-on-cloud type comfort, you can not go past the sneaker. Gone are the days of the big, chunky, runner shoe bringing your style game down, thanks to our old friends at Nike, the sneaker has had a seriously cool makeover. These things are sleek, light-weight and sexy (I swear they even make you run faster), and go just as well with a pair of skinny jeans as they do with a cute skirt and singlet. Give all your outfits a modern sports-luxe twist, and you will be the most on-trend gal doing the cafe-hopping rounds. A trusty pair of converse also have the same effect, and the more worn in they are, the better. Time to start pounding the pavement.
After that classy, yet still appropriate shoe to take you from the office to the bar, with no need for a sneaky shoe change? Let us introduce to you: the lace up brogue. The brogues androgynous feel means you can literally team them with any outfit to achieve a more tailored, sharper feel; and go with a pointed toe for an especially dressier option. Brown and black are your obvious go-to colour choices for sensibility and versatility, but why not mix it up and try a metallic brogue, especially when considering a shoe that can take you after dark as well. Brogues are the ultimate in geek-chic and any smart lady will tell you these are the shoes to invest in.
Forget thongs this summer, your shoe collection isn’t complete without the perfect sandal. Whether they are strappy, bejewelled, slip on’s or animal print, the sandal is a shoe that you just can’t live without. The sandal is the perfect balance between comfort and style, and there is no better way to show off your summer pedi then with a cute pair. Every woman should know the importance of having at least two (or five) pairs of sandals ready to alternate between during a long, hot summer. Our top pics would be the classic birkenstock style, which will take you, in ultimate comfort, to as many summer bbq’s as your legs will carry you to, or any sandal with embellishment/animal print for the ultimate in party feet that look as good as they feel.
High fashion doesn’t have to mean high heels, and whether your preference for shoes is of the sneaker, brogue or sandal variety, as long as you are comfortable with your own style choices, that’s all that matters. Here is to shoes in general, and filling our wardrobes with as many as possible.
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