In this post Sex and the City world, countless women will swear by their Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos as they totter around trying to impress the world with their style prowess and red soles. I suppose that there is a certain amount of confidence that comes with heels, but I believe that the right shoes can give you confidence no matter what the height is. These are 3 of my favourite pairs of statement flats that are just as badass as any pair of heels, and make me power stride wherever I go!
There are many reasons not to wear heels. Some people can’t find heels that fit their feet well, some people have mobility issues, some people aren’t great at walking in heels, some people are like me and have arthritis in their feet that leaves pain lasting for days after, and some people just don’t want to wear them. All are valid reasons not to wear heels! (I have a few comfortable pairs and then I’m out.) However, not wearing heels doesn’t relegate you to boring and plain shoes that simultaneously clomp around and fade into the background. These are my favourite statement flats that live in my wardrobe!
Double Decker June Stripe Sneakers, KedsxKate Spade
These shoes caught my eye at Nordstrom because I originally thought that they were Hudson’s Bay kicks- and then I found out that they were from my beloved Kate Spade! These shoes are perfect for spring and fall; they don’t breathe very well, but they do keep your feet relatively warm for sneakers. At the same time, the stripes are classic and fun, and because there are so multiple colours, you can pair it with countless outfits! Between the bold stripes and the gold Spade on the back, they are pretty baller if I’m going to be honest. I have worn them to work on casual Fridays with jeans and brightly coloured blazer, and they are the perfect level of casual!
Jubilee Union Flats, Freed of London
I think that my love on London and the UK has been documented far and wide on the blog, but these flats are the ultimate expression of it! I own these in a monochrome version (black, grey, and white), but the full colour are my favourite. Red and blue both feature in my wardrobe, so it matches well with most outfits I could put together. Freed is actually a pointe shoe maker, so they are comfortable and supportive without being clunky at all! They are formal enough that I can wear them to work with a dress or dress pants, and casual enough to be worn with jeans. Travel souvenirs aren’t necessarily the most practical things in life but I love that I can wear this particular souvenir, as reminds me of my trips to London (and Covent Garden)!
Navy Glitter Keds, KedsxKate Spade
The other thing that I have documented all over the blog is my love for my glittery Keds! Although I don’t really come off as a glittery shoe kind of person, they are just the right amount of pizzazz without being campy. (If you wore these with a sequined dress, the whole look might be a little much.) When I don’t want to wear heels to a cocktail event (and I know the people hosting it), I will wear these, especially if there is a lot of dancing or walking involved. Nothing looks cooler on a wedding dance floor than moon-walking in glittery sneakers! The signature gold spade on the back and the ribbon shoelaces elevate them a teeny bit more if you do want to wear them out. I also think that they are perfect for holiday parties and I will be all over them again come Christmas time!
What are your favourite flats to wear?