Enemies to cobblestone sidewalks and daily walking commutes, heels are accessories that most accurately fit the “beauty is pain” mantra. We don these weapon-like shoes for formal occasions, date nights, and the office, striving to appear effortlessly stylish while screaming on the inside.
After the controversy at the recent Cannes Film Festival that involved actresses and female viewers being turned away from premieres for not wearing heels, many women, such as Emily Blunt and Rashida Jones, have responded by embracing flats with a renewed vigor.
This flats revolution, however, should not be limited to the red carpet. Let’s bring it to our dinner parties, offices, and formal events!
With this summer’s darling T-strap and point-toe options, who’s going to say that shoes can’t be beautiful and comfortable? ASOS has a range of ultramodern and d’Orsay-style flats in neutrals such as black and cream, as well as soft pinks and blues. Zara’s mod loafers in bold cranberry offer the perfect punch of color to add to an otherwise simple outfit. Look to Sole Society for its pretty and affordable options, too.
Here are twelve pairs we particularly covet this season:
1. Sole Society, $65 / 2. Zara, $50 / 3. Charles & Keith, $56 / 4. Urban Outfitters, $90 / 5. Charles & Keith, $56 / 6. Zara, $36 / 7. ASOS, $36 / 8. Aldo, $100 / 9. Sole Society, $65 / 10. ASOS, $40 / 11. Charles & Keith, $49 / 12. Tory Burch, $177