The 5 Flat Shoes We Saw Everyone Wearing At London Fashion Week

On a particularly warm September weekend the country's chicest editors, influencers and stylists filed into the capital for London Fashion Week. Up and down the city streets we took note of emerging and enduring trends, totting up which styles were sported by a rare few fans, and which had taken the fashion set by storm.

During the process, we spotted several flat shoe trends that have hit mass appeal amongst the stylish crowd, including some styles that had us doing double-takes.

From our editors first-hand recount, read on to discover the shoe styles that accumulated a hefty step-count this London Fashion Week.



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Style Notes: As the British weather changed from sunshine, to rain, to the heavy humidity this fashion week, the paved floor shone more consistently than the sky, as the London streets were illuminated by glistening silver shoes

The silver shoe trend has been bubbling up for many months now, and Arket's tempting version has made its way into the wardrobe of the most fashionable. Though its stock numbers are dwindling, other high-street and luxury retailers have options just has compelling, for any magpie shoppers out there.

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Style Notes: As the summer weather seeps into September, so do the summer trends that captured our hearts earlier this year. Most notably of the bunch are the Alaia mesh flats and Alaia crystal flats that did the rounds on social media, swiftly selling out following their release. Fashion Week attendees seem to be some of the lucky few who purchased the pair when still a growing trend, and were able to flaunt them in abundance on London's streets this September.

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Style Notes: Nothing signals the return of autumn like a chic, black loafer. Styled with or without crisp white socks, the loafer dominated London's street this fashion week, leaving editors with a comfortable, chic and stylish step.

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Style Notes: Move over leather ballet flats, this season the modest shoe is looking towards its roots. In satin, silk, and shimmering fabrics, the classic ballet flat is back, looking as dainty as ever. Often appearing with a traditional elasticised strap, these shoes have pirouetted their way into the zeitgeist, and the fashion set are truly on board.

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Style Notes: Can't believe your eyes? Neither can we! The infamous Croc has seen its status shift from gardening shoe to FROW companion over the past few years. This past weekend, London's showgoers were quick to style up their favourite pair with flowy dresses, smart layers and playful outfits for a (dare I say) chic take on Croc styling.

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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.