13 Ways to Wear Flat Shoes and Look Effortlessly Chic

The world is always changing, and so too are the fashion elite's attitude towards flat shoes. Once upon a time, no editor worth her salt would dare sit front row at a show in trainers. That's certainly changed. Those Stan Smiths have their own sartorial gravity on par with any mile-high shoe style. Not only does a pair of natty mules or luxe leather sneakers dial down a megawatt dress or relax a smart outfit, they ooze a level of personal confidence. You don't need to tower over your natural height or tiptoe over cobbles to look chic. Done right, flat shoes heighten an outfit's cool just as much as any heel.

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