Ask Belle: Unique Colored Flats
Jan 23, 2014
I recently lost 75 pounds. As a result, my feet shrunk and none of my beautiful shoes fit me. This is good news for my friends and The Goodwill, not such good news for me.
I replaced all of my high heels but I need to restock my supply of flats. I bought a red pair, but I’m hoping you can suggest some more unique colors or styles. (Thanks to your blog, I think every woman in my office has red flats.)
Can’t wait to see your suggestions! Miri
I love a stylish flat shoe. Basic black flats have their place, as do flesh-toned flats, but I like a little more pop. So if you want something chic for your feet, you’ve come to the right place.
Colored Flats. Red flats are the best choice because they can be worn in any season and with casual or work attire. These Nine West Speakup flats are a good, inexpensive choice, as are these Steve Madden ankle strap flats. If you, like Miri, have red covered, there are lots of other colors to choose from. Because, whatever your favorite color is, you can find it in a flat shoe.
I adore these chartreuse flats from Nordstrom. They’re so bright and bold. They would look amazing with grey, navy and white. If they’re too bright for you, try these emerald green flats from Steve Madden.
Another color I love is coral. It is perfect for spring and summer, and it looks good with pale neutral sweaters in the fall. The Via Spiga flats are great, but if you’re looking to save a little money, these Corso Como Tawna flats. And in the same color family, I like bright orange flats as well. These Sam Edelman patent flats are nice, as are these toe-cap flats from Yoox.
Metallic Flats. I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect pair of gold flats. Steve Madden made a pair a few years back, and I bought three pairs. Sadly, I buried my final pair last August. (The Flats are dead, long live the flats.) But there are lots of great flats available for purchase right now.
I love the Loeffler’s above, and the price is really good for that brand. Plus, the speckled metallic is really unique. I also like this J.Crew Viv flats in silver foil and these Michael Kors Pippa flats in gold. In the under-$100 category, these Steve Madden D’orsay ankle-strap flats are lovely. I also like these crinkle flats from Express in several metallic shades.
Animal Prints. September thru March, I wear leopard. March through August, I wear snakeskin. This is my seasonal animal print rotation.
These BP Moveover flats in leopard are some of my favorites (just $50!), and this leopard pair from Wet Seal are just $17. The scalloped edges on these Loeffler flats are crazy awesome. For an inexpensive option, try these Old Navy flats. Or to get the best of two trends, choose these DvF flats with metallic toe caps that are on sale for $105.
Whether you wear flats every day or just on occasion, choose skimmers that have style. Basics are great, but sometimes, bolder is better.