This Classic Shoe Style Is Comfortable—And Will Go With Everything You Own

If I were to rattle off the top shoe styles that are timeless and classic, black flats would rank high on the list. Similar to black sandals, pumps, and booties, this footwear silhouette is essentially no-fail given its highly versatile nature. That ideal pair of black flats—whether that’s a ballet style, flat mules, or loafers—can be dressed up or down and could probably go with just about everything you own. Have a go-to denim and sweater look? That pair of black loafers would look great. A blazer and tee situation? Just imagine that ensemble with chic flat mules. Oh, and of course, many of these silhouettes are also extremely comfortable as well given the flat shape.

While you may have a pair of black flats already in your offering, I thought an edit of some current styles could be of interest just in case you’re looking to add a fresh silhouette into your wardrobe. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out a curation of chic black flats available now.

Ballet and Pointed-Toe Flats

A timeless silhouette that will forever be around.

Such a classic look with cropped jeans.

It's all about the scrunched detail this season.

The slight cut-out on the top is a nice touch.

The square toe here is quite forward.

Customers rave about this classic silhouette.

These pointed flats are very elevated.


If you're looking to really invest in a pair of loafers, consider this favorite style.

These are a best seller on Madewell for a reason.

Our fashion editors adore this specific shoe with the of-the-moment chain detail.

A slightly chunky sole is very "in" for fall.

Another simple pair of loafers that's no-fail.

The chain detail takes these loafers to the next level.


The mock-croc finish is so high-end.

Picture these with cropped jeans, your favorite tee, and a blazer.

Fashion people are all about this shoe for the season.

These would be fun with a cute printed sock as well.

The oversize buckle is particularly eye-catching.