Don’t get us wrong, we love a towering heel, but we’re still rather delighted about the rise of the fashion flat, aka a stylish take on the practical flat shoe. Gone are the days when women had to totter around on stilts to look ‘feminine’ - now there are so many great flat options that are equally as elegant as a sky-high stiletto. From embellished beauties to always-in-style brogues and loafers, at Kurt Geiger we’ve got everything you need to get in on the comfiest – and coolest – trend around…
It’s no secret that embellishment is big news right now and it’s going nowhere for AW17 – just ask Gucci and Christopher Kane. From pearls and sequins to lurex and studs, the motto is go big or go home, and flat shoes are reaping the benefits of this opulent trend. Think classic loafers and velvet slippers with a hefty sprinkling of Gatsby-esque glitz. Wear KG’s Larkin and Carvela’s Lottie and Lounge styles with skinny jeans and billowing blouses or try KG’s bow-adorned Khloe loafers with tailored trousers and a cosy cashmere knit. If you don’t do heels, they’ll look amazing with dresses come party season too.
Right now, it’s all about Carvela’s Lead backless slippers - they’ve got all the jazz required of a true fashion flat but are perfect for taking you from summer to autumn thanks to the bare heel. Even trainers aren’t immune from the trend – check out the amazing pearl decoration and jacquard fabric on KG’s chic Ottis sneaks. For any men wanting to get in on the fancy flat, look no further than the velvet Prince slippers. In burgundy with rose embroidery or navy complete with a crown motif, this is luxe footwear at its best.
Brogues are a brilliant way to work a more androgynous take on the fashion flat. Don’t be put off by the masculine styling - paired with the right pieces, they can add edge to a whole host of looks. Why not lace-up into Carvela’s Luxury brogues for the office? We’d wear ours with a midi skirt and fitted knit or a silky blouse to up the feminine feel. Perhaps the studded Lucifer monk straps are more your style? Go all out with the androgynous vibe and wear them with cigarette pants and an oversized boyfriend blazer. Gentlemen, you lot are well-versed in the wearing of classic brogues, so be sure to make a beeline for KG’s Percy and Walter styles.
We’re just going to throw it out there: pointed toe flats are one of the greatest sartorial inventions of all time. Fact. Combining the elegance of a court shoe with the comfort of a ballerina pump, what’s not to love? And they’re just so versatile. Wear Carvela’s Locket numbers by day with cropped flares, a plain white tee and denim jacket and save KG’s bejwelled, sixties-inspired Kingly points for evening worn with your favourite LBD and statement chandelier earrings.
Not only will your feet love you for it, there’s something insouciantly cool about the girl who opts for brogues or slippers over platforms. It’s that kind of nonchalant ‘I woke up like this’ look that Parisian girls are born with.
Well, it’s your turn now. J’adore.