I Have Simple Style and Live in Flats—These Are the Only Styles I Care About


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A pair of trusty flats is a foundational aspect of many wardrobes because of the comfort and versatility factor. Many silhouettes also check the trend-forward box as well (cue ballet flats right now). One style setter we follow that essentially lives in flats with her more pared-down and simple approach to style is influencer Jen Andrews-Cater.

"Being a minimalist and a busy working mom means comfort is key. I never sacrifice my comfort for chic style, however. Long gone are the days of super high heels though—flats are a key piece in my wardrobe," she said. On that note, Andrews-Cater is showcasing the specific flat silhouettes she cares about most right now to complete her chicest looks.

Keep scrolling to check out the flats Andrews-Cater loves, along with styling and shopping inspiration. 

1. Ballet Flats


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"I wear my two-toned Chanel ballet flats constantly. They are my go-to outfit 'finisher.' Recently, I got these incredibly soft silver metallic ballerinas from Essen the Label! As we move into spring, we will be seeing a lot of metallics and I will definitely be wearing these on repeat."—Jen Andrews-Cater

2. Mary Janes


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"Mary Janes are a newer addition to my flats collection. I love that they add a feminine touch to almost any outfit. I love styling them with maxi skirts (another huge trend we will be seeing a lot of moving into spring)! I recently added classic black patent leather ones from Jonak Paris to my closet and love how they look on their own or paired with socks."—Andrews-Cater

3. Pointed Sling-Backs

"These are the most feminine to me out of all of my flats. I love that I can wear them with a knit dress or skirt and still feel elevated and pulled together! These are the next ones on my radar to add to my wardrobe mix for spring and summer." — Andrews-Cater

4. Loafers


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"I have amassed a great collection of loafers through the years and wear them year-round. My Prada loafers are one of the best investment staples I ever made. Lately, I’ve been gravitating toward my new chocolate brown suede Dear Frances loafers. I’m really into chocolate brown and love wearing them with denim and an all-brown monochromatic look."—Andrews-Cater

This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

Next, 12 Low-Key Spring Outfits I'll Live In For the Next Few Months. 

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.