There’s a relaxed mood in fashion, this season, and it’s most evident below the ankle. The ‘It’ shoe of the season isn’t a strappy, platform heel or a hard-to-balance-in avant-garde wedge. It’s a walkable, wearable flat. Models at Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2013 show strode down the runway in the pointiest pumps imaginable, and the look didn’t stop there. At 3.1 Phillip Lim buckled, grunge-y sandals were streamlined with sharp points, and on the high street pointed toe flats are popping up in a wide variety of colour-ways. Grab a statement pair now – especially if it’s from the selection below…
Shop The Edit: 1. See through detail flats from Dune // 2. Lemon yellow ballerinas by Diane von Furstenberg // 3. Strappy buckle flats from Topshop // 4. Metallic Mary Jane heels from ASOS // 5. Striped calf hair flats by Marc Jacobs
The striped Marc Jacobs flats are my absolute favourites, but I fear anyone with feet larger than a UK size 4 would look like they’re wearing skis. That dramatic point definitely adds an extra two or three inches to your toes.
DVF’s yellow pumps are perhaps the most wearable, as the softer point isn’t too toe-pinching, and they’ll look fabulous with baggy boyfriend jeans rolled up at the ankle. I’d also pair the tomboyish Topshop flats with cropped denim – and in the height of summer I’d add a ditsy floral print to the mix. Do you like this look? Which pair of flats is your favourite?