Sorry to My Black Flats—I’m Replacing You With This Fresh Spring Shoe Trend

There's a new footwear trend lighting up the streets of London, and its appeal is hard to ignore. All around us, fashion people are retiring their beloved black flats for shimmering silver styles ahead of spring, and they've been bringing a smile to my face on the daily. With a light-catching quality, the emerging silver flat-shoe trend imparts the brightness that the sun generally lacks at this time of year and offers a new way to add some dimension to a transeasonal outfit without having to layer in bright colours. Silver really started to take hold when the silver trouser trend caught our attention at the end of last year. Now, we're witnessing an offshoot in footwear form, and I'd argue that the metallic has become even more wearable because of this.

@deborabrosa styles silver flats

(Image credit: @deborabrosa)

Masquerading as a statement shoe, silver flats are actually far more wearable than they might appear. Not a far cry from the grey and white tones we've been styling for decades, this upgrade pairs just as well with the black, beige and denim tones that typically saturate our wardrobes.

jeannine.roxas styles silver flats with a silver mini dress and blazer.

(Image credit: @jeannine.roxas)

Looking to give my outfits a timely spring refresh, I'm backing silver flats to get me through the season in comfort and style, and luckily for me, there are ample shopping options available. From Reformation's pretty take on a classic ballet flat to Mango's mesh iteration, read on to discover our edit of the best silver flat shoes.


Opening Image: @deborabrosa

Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.