Heels are great—no one is denying that. Stilettos, court shoes, platforms and kitten heels all exist for a reason, but for the day-to-day, flats are imperative. So, it's pretty lucky that flat shoes are now considered cool.
Of course, we don't just pay attention to fashion that's received the 'cool' stamp of approval, but when a particular style is in the spotlight, designers are far more likely to grasp onto and release their own version, making it easier to access a wide range of designs. In the case of flats, which have garnered quite the fanbase since the revival of ballet pumps in the middle of last year, their new-found popularity has resulted in a surge of slingbacks, loafers, ballet flats and Mary Janes being released by the week.
With all these shoes at your disposal, I bet you're wondering how to wear them. Naturally, we went straight to the item we rely on most; the one thing that goes with absolutely every footwear option. Jeans. Together, denim and flat shoes create the bones of an effortless outfit that can be carried through the seasons. Just toss on a coat come winter. Simple!
Scroll on to see some of the jeans-and-flat shoe outfits we've bookmarked recently with the coming season in mind.