Autumn is almost upon us – and we don’t know about you, but we’re sure looking forward to it! As a season where all style seems impeccable, the temperatures in Autumn are ideal for wearing our favourite jumpers. A time to experiment with layering, without appearing bulky. Naturally, the same goes for shoes. The possibilities are endless for all that is footwear, with the season giving way to everything from a loafer to a knee-high boot.
The question that everyone is asking in 2022 is “Are flats still cool?”. People seem to shudder at the sight of ballerina pumps, but don’t just reduce flats to that shoe style – there are so many kinds of flats you can invest in to upgrade your wardrobe. Let us guide you around the curious world of flats…
Needless to say, trainers are the first flats we are going to discuss. There are so many styles, colours and fabrics that you can choose from. They add a casual touch to your outfits, all the while remaining comfortable. We are particularly in awe of the Vivienne Westwood flats, which are a mix of trainers and brogues – it’s out there, but it’s stylish. Trainers are a must when it comes to nailing your casual wardrobe!
Brogues allow you to show off a bit of ankle, all the while being chic and sophisticated. Unlike other flats, these are office-appropriate, feel and look great with a tapered pair of trousers. We love their androgynous style, which means that they can be combined with a super sharp suit or with a high-waist pair of culottes. We recommend opting for rich-toned leathers such as camel and beige for a timeless touch. In all, looks like brogues mean business!
Loafers are elegant flat shoes that you can wear every day or even on special occasions. Opt for some with a slight platform sole to feel elevated – this will elongate your frame! Loafers have changed from the days that Tumblr bloggers used to wear them – you can now even find slingback styles for a contemporary touch. If you want to steer clear of simple black loafers, the classic shoes are now also available in an array of colours – we recommend neutrals that will add a pop of colour to your outfits.
Mary Janes don’t just exist with the classic chunky heel, you can now find flat versions too. Though these might bring back memories of distant school days, their retro flair is timeless, thanks to their buckle and patent leather detail. Departing from the school days vibe all together, you’ll be proud to combine your Mary Janes with a variety of outfits. Quick tip: you can pair them with a little black dress and patterned tights, for the ultimate edgy look!
Let’s face it, Chelsea boots are never going to fade. Far from being a fad, they are the ideal compromise between a sky-high boot and an open shoe, which the Autumn weather doesn’t always allow for. Wear them with cropped trousers or with a pencil dress for an elegant look.
Ballerina flats are divisive – but they are gathering attention when they hit the runways! Long gone are the days wear the ballerina pump was deemed cheap. Now ballerina pumps are available in all shapes and fabrics, to allow you to have a luxe feel with all your outfits. Satin or leather – you decide!
Moto boots will be the must-have boots of AW22. They’re edgy, rebellious and stylish. The silver hardware will stand out against your black or cream leather, just as the pointed toes will make you feel empowered! As an absolute statement piece, they will go with everything from a basic tee and jeans combo to a floral maxi dress.