Don’t get me wrong. There’s a time and a place for sky-high heels. Birthday parties, nights out with friends and those rare occasions you can go from door to Uber to door. But in my opinion, running around day to day is not one of them. Whether I’m commuting into the office or heading out for brunch at the weekend, I’m a comfort-first girl always. It just makes me feel more confident. What can I say? But that doesn’t mean my outfits have to feel any less elevated (no pun intended).
There are some classic flat-shoe combinations that reliably look chic, and to prove it, I’ve put together an edit of looks below from some of the most stylish women I know. Think of this as a handy reference point. A bit like that digitised wardrobe in Clueless. Bookmark it, or screenshot to your heart’s content. And then every time you need comfortable yet polished outfit inspiration in the mornings, you can check back.
Keep scrolling, and you’ll find nine incredibly chic outfits to wear with flat shoes. Most consist of classic wardrobe pieces you probably already own, but I’ve also added links to shop them just in case you see anything your capsule might benefit from. From Hailey Bieber’s easy-to-re-create outfit of wide-leg trousers and loafers to jeans-and-ballet-flat combos that actually work, your feet will thank you for these.