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


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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



Next, check out more flats for fall.

Opening image: @brittanybathgate

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.