Last week–and probably the week before, and the week before that–I mentioned that I like colored flats. I think they have the power to really jazz up an outfit and make a basic pair of jeans or a simple dress a bit more fashionable. But judging from some the Ask Belle e-mails that I received last week, some of you are not sold on the idea of colored flats and others just aren’t sure how to wear them.
In my book, red is the bedrock choice for colored flats. You can wear red with any neutral color and most other colors as well. I have a pair of red low-wedges that I wear constantly. This pair from Tory Burch ($124), these patent Ted Baker flats ($116) and these Calvin Klein shoes with side cut outs ($69) are all good choices.
Since I already own red, I’m in the market for a coral flat. All the versatility or red with a kick of summer. The Corso Como flats above are a structured flat, they also make a more casual (commuter?) flat called the Famenka flat for $59. However, if you need structure for less, try these $50 pointed-toe Halogen flats or these round-toe Sam Edelman flats ($69) that come in a host of bright colors.