The Fashion People in London, Copenhagen, and Paris Love These Flat Shoe Styles


Flat shoe styles continue to reign supreme among the fashion set this season, and I couldn't be happier. As someone who can't handle wearing heels except for the occasional car-to-the-dinner-seat situation, this particular shoe trend is a true blessing. If you're looking to add a great pair of flats to your current rotation, there's no better time than now. Not only are there endless options available to shop, but endless styling inspiration also abounds.

Three cities I often look to for inspiration are London, Copenhagen, and Paris. I took a quick scroll through my Insta follows in those European cities with flat shoes in mind, and I came up with some incredibly cool outfit ideas for how to wear a variety of options. From simple ballet flats to edgy boots and trendy Mary Janes, I found five flat shoe styles that fashion people in each respective city are reaching for this season. Keep scrolling to shop my top picks and peruse chic outfit inspiration for each style.

Mary Janes

Mary Janes have made a comeback this season, and they are sleeker and cooler than ever. Whether it's a classic style or a standout option in a variety of textures and embellishments, these flats are guaranteed to elevate any look—just look at the inspiration below.


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Moto Boots

Ever since Miu Miu's moto boots debuted on the F/W 21 runway, the fashion crowd has been hooked on the style. This season, there are a plethora of cool options available at a variety of price points. Pair them with everything from maxi coats to leather jackets to slip skirts.


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Adidas Sneakers

Adidas sneakers making the list should come as no surprise, as the brand and its covetable kicks have been trending for many seasons now. The Samba and Gazelle styles alone are constantly selling out across the globe since they give any ensemble an instant cool factor.


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Ballet Flats

There is a reason why ballet flats never seem to go out of style. They are undeniably chic and incredibly comfortable to boot. With a plethora of fashion-forward picks and endless classic shapes available, these flats easily fit in with a variety of personal styles.


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Loafers are another mainstay in the closets of the most fashionable people, but this season, they feel even more prominent than ever, especially in black. One major draw is that the easy flats offer infinite styling possibilities. 


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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.