I loathe, detest and despise those flimsy little bows on ballet flats. They’re not a faux pas. I just can’t stand them. But a more substantial bow with structure and a modern flare? I’m all over that.
These pointy-tie skimmers from Madewell come in this delightfully versatile cognac, a black suede and an orange-y/red suede. They’re the perfect complement to wider-leg pants, esp. denim for casual wear.
If you like the look of a structured bow in a classic shape, this Kate Spade Trophy Flat bears a noticeable resemblance to the much more expensive Ferragamo Varina Flat. For under-$150, I found this Michael Kors Delphine flat and these Louise et Cie Erica flats.