Buh-Bye Winter—Hailey and Emma Ditched Their Boots for This Spring Shoe Trend

Whilst the middle of winter typically calls for black, chunky boots that can fair the odd puddle with grace, two of my favourite celebrities have recently retired theirs in favour of a (slightly) less practical but far more fun style, readying me for spring in the process.

Just this week, I've seen both Hailey Bieber and Emma Stone wearing easy trouser looks with bright red flat shoes. Spotted out in L.A. and New York respectively, Bieber wore hers with a longline leather trench coat, black leather tote bag, blue jeans and a grey jumper. Needless to say, the addition of some vibrant red shoes went a long way to inject some energy into her casual yet put-together look.


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The red accessories trend first began ramping up towards the end of last year, as celebrities swapped their black, brown and beige leather goods for the fiery new-season shade. Quickly appearing on the high street, brands began to produce an array of paintbox pieces which were swiftly snapped up by those in the know. Now that spring 2024 is finally on the horizon, it looks like the style set are ready to step into their ruby slippers again. 


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Worn in a similar relaxed fashion as Bieber, Stone opted for a light grey jumper and navy trousers for her red-shoe outing. Finishing the look with minimal accessories, her red loafers were absolutely the intended focal point of the outfit, and one I wouldn't mind channelling myself as I too find my trusty ankle boots losing their appeal. From Duke + Dexter's croc-effect loafers to H&M's sleek pointed-toe slingbacks, the red flats trend is set for another stormer this season.

Scroll on to see my edit of the best red flat shoes to try now. 


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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.