Fashion Trends And Tips: All About Flat Shoes

Who is designing them, what kinds and colors are available, what to wear them with and the styles that are hip, trendy and comfortable.

Flat shoes are the new "it" accessory to add to your wardrobe, making style and comfort collide. No longer are heels needed to give your outfit that extra oomph. No more will you need to endure the "beauty hurts" line, while wearing three-inch heels. Flat shoes are becoming more and more acceptable on the fashion circuit. Learn all about them, from who's designing them to what to wear them with.

The Kinds

There are so many different styles when it comes to flat shoes, you'd be amazed. Rounded toe flat shoes are a great look and a comfortable one at that. It's usually looked at as a more casual look. Pointy flat shoes really dress up a look, especially when accented with details. Mary Jane's are also sweet for women of any age. Mules are another great choice for a casual chic look. The loafer or driving shoe is another comfortable choice when choosing flat fashionable shoes.

Who Designs Them

Some of our favorite designers understand a woman's need to be fashionable, yet comfortable for the modern workingwomen.

Kate Spade's whimsical designs continue with her flat shoes. Pointy toes, in metallic shades are often in her collection, accented with bows or other feminine attributes. Many of her shoes are embellished with rhinestones in a very clever way.

Marc Jacobs gives new meaning to flat shoes. His are often rounded toes with interesting details, which is the forefront of his design philosophy.

Salvatore Ferragamo does a great pair of classic shoes with their signature bow. With these, luxury and comfort go hand in hand.

Tod's, the Italian luxury brand has nailed down the perfect driving shoe that has a true undertone of wealth.

For Comfort

Comfort is a big factor for many women and flat shoes also come in handy while making fashion truly functional.

Aerosoles are a great choice when comfort is your top priority. They have that sneaker sensibility with luxury flair, often mixing leather or other high-end fabrics.


For your basic everyday shoe, neutral tones are your best bet. However, have a little fun with these comfortable shoes. Try metallic colors such as gold or silver. Solid tones like red, green or even yellow are also very fun and would look great peeking out of your favorite jeans. Don't be afraid to try colorful shoes any time of year.

How to Wear

Flat shoes look great with just about everything on just about everyone. With jeans try a fun pair of whimsical flat shoes like Kate Spade or Marc Jacobs. A little detail goes a long way with these. With fun flats, be sure to make the rest of your outfit more subdued. Flat shoes also look great with a skirt or a dress. You can go dressy or more casual depending on the occasion. Trousers would also look great with a dressier flat shoe.

Just remember when wearing a flat shoe, you can decide how dressy or how casual you want to get. Just because you're in flats, doesn't mean you don't look dashing.

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