Along with the fascination for effortless dressing comes a footwear change of heart: While in the past, women highly relied on heels to feel all feminine and polished, these days many have traded their sky highs for the ever reliable flats. “The transition from high heels to flats stems from the need to be practical because realistically speaking most women want to look beautiful and stylish but with the lifestyles they lead it’s not practical—they need and want shoes that really reflect their personal style but allow them to be flexible that’s why flats in general have become more popular,” says Stephen Elizaga, Head of Regional Business and Development Strategy of Green Tee, Inc. Philippine distributor of popular foldable ballet flat brand Yosi Samra.
Whether you’re a flats virgin or a true aficionado, here are five style ideas to wear them even better:
Pair with a floral dress (opt for bigger, bolder prints like Kim Chiu’s to veer away from cheesiness) for all out classiness.
A crisp white top and jeans combo looks amazing worn with flats. Do it like Alex Gonzaga and go for a pop of color on your feet.
Laidback ensembles a la KC Concepcion’s will benefit a lot from metallic flats—they add a dash of girliness to an otherwise too casual look.
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Photgraphs courtesy of Yosi Samra (banner), Instagram.com/chinitaprincess, Instagram.com/cathgonzaga, and Instagram.com/thisiskcconcepcion