Click through our slideshow to see how several tastemakers have been wearing this ladylike accessory while out and about. Plus don’t forget to shop our favorites, ranging from elegant, pointy-toe flats to more playful, round-toe renditions.
While arriving at the Los Angeles Airport last month, Alba’s Sigerson Morrison Holli2 Flats ($280) offered a ladylike counterpoint to her tough-girl essentials, like a Simone leather jacket and Salvatore Ferragamo purse.
Thanks to a bold animal print and metallic cap-toe, Mia’s Ashley Flats ($59) in Leopard are surefire stunners, so allow them to pop against a minimalistic outfit in muted hues.
Christian Louboutin’s Mrs. H Flats ($645) are as covetable as the label’s noteworthy high heels. These brightly colored beauties would look ultra-girly with a circle skirt and ruffled blouse.
Color-block Aldo flats complement Rossum’s sweetly feminine look, which consists of Style Stalker’s Moon Base Sweater ($149) in Vivid Pink and Milly’s Siena Dress ($182), perfect for a relaxed stroll in Beverly Hills.
Chloé’s Adelin Metallic Leather Sling-Back Ballerinas ($628) are versatile enough to wear with anything from skinny jeans to a shift dress and their gold sheen will add instant glamour to an outfit.
At Chanel’s Artists Dinner at the Tribeca Film Festival, Chung wore the label from head-to-toe, combining a refined tweed dress from the S/S 13 collection with a quilted bag and cap-toe shoes. The result is incredibly sophisticated, but still youthful.
Add a little texture to a streamlined look, such as a crisp white button-down and jeans, with Sigerson Morrison’s snake-embossed Pointed Toe Mary Jane Flats ($395).
Leave it to Alexander Wang to design ankle-strap flats with a touch of edge. His luxe Elsa Ankle Cuff Flats ($525) are the perfect accompaniment to a sharp blazer and tailored shorts.
The model’s outfit, which includes Ann Demeulemeester’s Blazer ($680) and Sophie Hulme’s structured Large Tote Bag ($910), is unquestionably fashion-forward, but ankle-strap flats keep her look grounded.
Pixie Market’s Pointy Ankle Straps ($68) are a step up from your basic black flats. Style them with a silky shell and tailored, cropped trousers for an office-appropriate look.
Delia’s studded Madison Ankle Strap Flats ($25) in Black give your look a little rock ‘n’ roll flair. Wear them as an alternative to heels for a night out on the town.
To add a dose of eclectic charm to your outfit, we suggest Pierre Hardy’s polka-dot Ballet Flats ($438) with your favorite cutoffs and graphic t-shirt.
We love see-through accessories, which is why Deena & Ozzy’s Clear Panel Pointy-Toe Skimmers ($34) immediately caught our eye. Step into these futuristic shoes with a neon dress to make a sartorial statement.
Play up the feminine palette and shape of Dolce Vita’s Gav Ankle Strap Flats ($149) by teaming them with a pleated skirt and lightweight knit.
Tap into the season’s graphic trend with Jeffrey Campbell’s Monochrome Lovins Flats ($119). If you’re extra bold, slip these on with a striped dress for an eye-catching effect.