This autumn/winter season, footwear is set to be practical, comfortable and stylish.
Flats are having a moment right now, which is great news for those of us who are looking for styles that can take us from the office to dinner and beyond.
Flats have been popular in recent high fashion runway shows and now mainstream brands have plenty of styles to offer.
Whether you’re into chunky loafers, strappy sandals or classic ballet flats, there’s a shoe that fits every taste this season.
For a professional and polished look, a pair of loafers will do just the trick. This slip-on style shoe is usually quite structured and comes with a low block heel, making them effortless to wear and comfortable on the feet. There are a range of loafers to choose from, including styles with decorative tassels and brass straps that sit across the forefoot. Loafers look great with cropped trousers or skinny jeans that show off a bit of ankle.
Slide into some slippers and join this season’s biggest shoe trend. These flats will instantly elevate your workwear and make any casual weekend outfit look chic. You can have fun with slippers too – go for a part loafer, part mule style or opt for an interesting texture like suede or soft leather. Styles are available in pointed and round toe shapes. Slippers make the perfect pairing to skinny jeans, or a midi skirt and jacket ensemble.
For those autumn days where the sun is shining and it’s still warm, nothing beats a sophisticated sandal. Lace-up gladiator styles, classic strappy leather flats and low block-heel sandals, for those more formal occasions, will all be on trend this season. And the great thing about sandals? They are versatile and can be styled with trousers, shorts, skirts of varying lengths and even a cute day dress.
Brogues make a return this autumn/winter and will add a masculine touch to your wardrobe. This lace-up, closed toe shoe offers a sturdy but barely-there heel. Wear brogues with cropped trousers or rolled up denim, so you’re flashing a little ankle, and team with a boyfriend blazer to channel that sophisticated masculine dressing. Fashion experts have predicted brogues will remain a wardrobe staples for years to come so invest in the best pair you can afford.
5. Classic ballet flats
Classic ballet flats never fail to deliver, and they bring a touch of feminine elegance to any outfit. This season, you could opt for a classic black or nude style with a bow to match, or be bold and go for a metallic finish or some embellishments. Ballet flats can be great for creating length in the legs – just be sure to show some skin and wear them with a simple shift dress, mini skirt or belted shirt dress.