Fashion

How to wear flats for spring

Guest editor Liv Judd Soye shows us how to wear the latest spring shoe trend on a working-gal's budget.

Trend #1: City sandals
Pairing tailored pants and a silk blouse with a pair of heels feels natural, but when you slip on city sandals it add a modern flair with just the right amount of cool factor.

On model:

  • Printed Tunic, Marshalls
  • Polka Dot Pants, Marshalls
  • Studded Bow Bag, Marshalls
  • Flats: Metallic & Gem Flat Sandals Marshalls, $150
  • Heels: Embellished Nude Heels French Connection at Town Shoes, $150

On table:

  • Metallic Leather Sandal, Joe Fresh, $49
  • Strappy Mint & Brown Sandals, Winners
  • Blue Suede Sandals with Laces, Lacoste, $180
  • Pink Sandal with Flower Detail, Town Shoes, $55
  • Metallic & Gem Flat Sandals, Winners, $150

Trend #2: Pointy toe flats
Just as sexy as heels, a pretty pointy-toe flat is truly the silhouette of the season. It looks great with a short cocktail skirt and it dresses up the casual feel of these billowy pants. These pants could become very casual — the do look like PJs after all — but with the structure of pointy toe flats, it adds an air of elegance.

On model:

  • White Sleeveless Blouse Joe Fresh, $29
  • Printed Silk Pants Joe Fresh, $69
  • Striped Bag Joe Fresh, $39
  • Flats: Pointed White Joe Fresh Bow Flats, $59
  • Heels: Silver & Nude Wedge, Winners

On table:

  • Floral Flats, Gap, $36
  • Striped Flats, Joe Fresh, $59
  • Glittery Metallic Flats, Winners
  • Nude Flats BCBGMAXAZRIA, $158
  • Snakeskin Nude Flats, Winners

Trend #3: Sporty runners/slip-ons
Follow the lead of designers and pair tennis shoes and trendy trainers with everything from classic sportswear to girlie dresses. Once you slip on a pair of runners with a summer skirt you instantly look more youthful, fresh and fun.

On model:

  • Monochrome Striped Top, Pink Tartan at The Shopping Channel, $95
  • White Midi Skirt, Pink Tartan at The Shopping Channel, $245
  • Navy Chain Purse, Aimee Kestenberg at The Shopping Channel, $139
  • Heels: Kitten Heels, Anne Taylor, $148
  • Flats: Lemon Yellow Sneakers, Keds x Kate Spade at Town Shoes, $90

On table:

  • Polka Dot Sneakers, Keds x Kate Spade, Town Shoes, $90
  • Metallic Sneakers, Converse, $85
  • Camo Print Slip-Ons, Winners, $149
  • Metallic Mesh Slip-Ons, Nine West, $120
  • Pink & Black Sneakers, New Balance, $70
  • Zebra Print Slip-Ons, Rachel Zoe, The Hudson’s Bay Co, $200

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