I have dozens of pairs of gorgeous heels, but the truth is I spend most of my time in flats. I love how heels look and I can bear the pain for long enough to wear them on a night out or for a quiet day at work, but I hate the way they slow you down. Even my low-heeled ankle boots cut down on how quickly I can get across London – and I love to walk everywhere. In this city you get about faster if you ditch the public transport and use your legs instead!
So I am always on the hunt for flats that look good, are practical, and work with my wardrobe. Here are five pairs of fabulous flats, all available at Bank.
Millie metal toe pumps £18
I’m obsessed with anything art deco, and I think the goldtone metal detail on the toes of these flats has a very deco feel. They’d be the perfect partner for my many (many) floral tea dresses and 40s-style belted dresses, and I have a gold block clutch that would be the perfect finishing touch. These are a great buy if you want smarter shoes to wear with dresses, but can’t bear the idea of heels.
Suri stripe pump £16
It’s Spring (almost!) which is the perfect time to try something nautical. But that doesn’t necessarily mean going the whole red / navy / white route with an anchor necklace and a rope belt! Just a nod to the fresh, Spring-like trend is enough. I have a very battered pair of black and white striped pumps with a bow very similar to these that I’ve worn to death in Spring and Summer, so it may be time to replace them with these. I’d team them with cropped jeans and a sleeveless navy blouse, or a floral dress for some subtle pattern clashing – the stripes are close enough together that it’ll work.
Chelsea boots in leopard £15
I’ve got a pair of blue leopard chelsea boots very similar to these, and I’ve been wearing them loads recently. The elastic in the ankle means there’s more give, so they fit better than a lot of ankle boots (I have cankles from hell) and the flat sole makes them super comfy. They’re the perfect footwear to team with skinny jeans, but I also wear mine with tights and dresses. And they’re only £15 – score!
Mel ballet pumps £14
I don’t know what it is, but I always find quilted ballet pumps to be both comfier and longer-lasting than their thinner, un-quilted rivals. I’m onto about my fourth pair of toe-cap pale coloured flats like these. They’re not only my go-to shoes for Summer when I want closed-toe shoes to wear with skirts and dresses, but they’re also useful for shoving in your bag for a quick change if you do decide to wear heels. The gold toe-cap gives these babies a bit of bling, and we all know I love a bit of that!
Gemma glitter pumps £5
I had to finish with these, didn’t I? Not only are they pink, glittery and completely over the top…they’re called Gemma! It’s obviously fate (well, it would be if they had any left in a size 6). Just because your shoes are flat doesn’t mean they have to be boring, and these babies are just as striking as anything with a platform and killer heel. They’re also available in black glitter in a few more sizes for £8.
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