It’s an age-old question: Can I wear flats with that? Okay, maybe not age-old, but it’s certainly been on our minds lately, especially considering the alarming scientific news of how detrimental high heels really can be. Taking that (plus our love for fresh outfit tips) into consideration, we sourced our favorite street style sites for inspiration on how to wear flats and still feel fancy. Scroll through our guide for instant ideas, and shop our picks while you’re at it.
Pair your white sneakers with a structured pastel coat.
Enliven a pair of horsebit loafers via an embroidered jacket and wide-leg pants.
Match white loafers with a tissue turtleneck and blanket scarf cinched around the waist.
Dress up your brogues with a statement jacket and pajama pants.
Go monochrome with a navy ribbed knit sweater and fluted-hem skirt. Accessories? Try a bold necklace and pointed-toe flats.
Jazz up your worn-in loafers with a pair of ankle socks and cuffed jeans. Finish the ensemble with collegiate separates, like a striped shirt and newsboy cap.
Veronika Heilbrunner is a master at dressing up flats, and this ensemble is no exception.
Style a textured top with cropped trousers and loafers for a sophisticated and creative office look.
Accessorize a bow blouse and midi skirt with a structured satchel and versatile loafers.
Contrast a pair of masculine flats with a feminine silk minidress. Too cold for bare legs? Toss on a pair of tights!
For an unconventionally cool ensemble, layer a button-down underneath a jumpsuit, and slip into your favorite bold flats.
Style a pair of non-distressed denim with a silky blouse and loafers for an Olsen-inspired outfit.
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