These Flat Shoes Are So Pretty They Might Get You Out of Your Slippers

Up until about six years ago, I never used to wear flat shoes. Instead, I'd teeter around in heels, whatever the occasion—be it a night out or a trip to the supermarket. I guess I had subscribed to the idea that working in the fashion industry meant practical things such as flat shoes weren't part of the uniform. In my defence, flat shoes weren't given the same treatment that they are today.

Then the tide turned. From Celiné's (when the brand still boasted its accent) glove shoe to Gucci's once-again iconic Jordaan loafer, the humble flat was given the haute treatment by a host of brands. Now, you'll find plentiful flat shoes that look just as pretty, if not more so.

It's official—flat shoes are cool, and I wear them around the clock. Not only are they more comfortable than any of the shoes I wore during my early twenties, but I also trip less. (Note: it's imperative to pay attention when walking in five-inch stilettos and not get distracted looking at dogs.) And you know, I also feel much more stylish, too.

Ballet, loafers, espadrilles, sandals, slingbacks—whatever your flavour of flat footwear is, I've found the chicest pairs out there. Scroll below to see the best flat shoes on offer right now.

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This hue is will brighten up your failsafe denim. 

These also come in a luxe rust colourway. 

Wear these with sheer ribbed socks for geek chic. 

These mules look so much more expensive than they actually are. 

Two-tone sandals are set to be a key summer trend. 

These Chloé flats have long been on my wish list. 

Even The Row has given the flat shoe its seal of approval. 

You'll be hard-pressed to find another pair like this on the high street. 

No, I couldn't believe the price of these either. 

An update on the classic toe-cap shoe trend. 

Find it hard to walk in mules? Opt for slingbacks instead. 

I predict these will sell out. 

Perhaps the chicest take on the espadrille I've seen this year. 

Try wearing these loafers with ecru denim for a fresh ensemble. 

Snake print is still a major trend for summer 2020. 

Use these chunky-strap sandals to give your floral dresses a cool overhaul. 

I would never have guessed these came from Mango. 

Loeffler Randall's sellout bow mules now come in flat form. 

As if my Bottega Veneta obsession wasn't already out of control.

Arket's shoe collection is one of the strongest I've seen this year. 

The subtle metallic finish will make these ideal for formal events later in the year. 

Square-toes are one of the biggest shoe trends right now. 

At this price, I'm tempted to snap up the black iteration, too. 

Ballerinas have never been more on-trend than in leopard print, complete with a contrasting toe-cap. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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