Some celebs wear flats constantly and still manage to appear completely polished (we’re looking at you, Alexa!), even when dressed in their somewhat casual duds. Being big fans of flats ourselves (duh), we conducted our own sartorial investigation to decipher what it is that makes celebrities look so sleek in some of our favorite styles. And with the recent flats-banning controversy at the Cannes Film Festival this year, there’s no time like the present to discuss the foot-friendly kicks.
Scroll down to see stylish celebs looking amazing while rocking their flats, and to shop our pick for each different type!
Pair these summer-ready shoes with structured separates so it doesn’t look like you’re headed to the beach (unless you are!).
On Huntington-Whiteley: T by Alexander Wang Stripe Rayon Linen Short Sleeve Tee ($110); Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Skinny Jeans ($229); Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City Bag ($2125); Chanel shoes; Saint Laurent 52mm Retro Sunglasses ($395).
Want to avoid looking a little too juvenile in these feminine flats? Wear them with menswear-inspired pieces.
On Chung: Alexa Chung x AG Brianna Skinny Jeans ($158); Carven shoes.
Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens Mary Jane Shoes ($395)
Gigi Hadid, the reigning queen of sneakers, elevates her look by pairing the casual kicks with luxe accessories.
Loafers are the perfect polished flats to wear to the office. For the most flattering Hepburn-esque look, wear them with cropped pants.
These classics look the chicest when dressed up a bit, so pair with a shift dress or fit-and-flare skirt. Show a little skin to avoid looking dowdy.
On Rossum: Rails Britt Sleeveless Button Down Shirt ($124); Gerard Darel handbag.