It is well known the fact that during hot summer days everything stands in comfortable footwear. And what better choice when it comes to comfort and practical than flat shoes and sandals? Even though it might seem that flat means boring and not sexy, fashion designers prove once again that a pair of comfy ballerina flats properly accessorized can be as elegant or chic as a pair of high-heeled shoes. Moreover, flat sandals with some special and unique details can transform any dull outfit into a spectacular appearance.

Flat shoes are ideal for those of you who are not into high-heels and are looking for something more comfortable, practical, yet elegant and sophisticated in the same time. The best part when it comes to flats is that you can adapt them based on the event you need to attend and the outfit you are wearing. Therefore, they are suitable for an office outfit, if your job allows you to, or for a walk in the park with your friends. Spring/summer 2011 flats shoe trends mean flat sandals, ballerina flats, Oxfords, and why not, a pair of beautiful summer boots.

Derek LamMichael Kors


Summer is the perfect season for us to walk as much as we want in a pair of flat sandals. Besides being a necessary item in every summer wardrobe, they are the ideal choice when you want to let your feet breath during the warm season.

There are so many different styles depending on the outfit you are wearing and the occasion. Whether you are looking for something more laidback and effortless or rather elegant and chic, a pair of flat sandals can be a smart investment. Sandals made on simple, clean lines come and emphasize the neutrality of an white outfit and can be worn to a casual, minimalist, or a more luxurious hippie look. For spring/summer 2011, you can wear your simple flat sandals with different print mixes or baby doll such as seen at Anna Sui.

Flat sandals come in so many different styles, from ones with lots of straps, to ethnic and gladiator ones, there are a multitude of models addressing to a wide range of tastes. Flat sandals with different embellishments, such as colorful crystals work amazing with a romantic, simple maxi dress. If your sandals are beautifully adorned, keep the rest of your outfit minimal, and avoid other jewelry as the sandals can already be considered as being jewelry. Wear them to shorts or skirts, to a pair of loose ankle-length jeans, as their versatility allows you to find the adequate outfit.

Barbara BuiAnna Sui

Giambattista ValliSonia Rykiel

Ballerina flats represent the most comfortable choice for women of all ages, regardless their occupation. Elegant, sporty, made from leather or patent leather, simple or with different prints or embellishments, ballerina flats are a timeless investment. As a proof, they are back in style for spring/summer 2011 ready to replace the uncomfortable high-heeled shoes. They are various styles and colors that you can adapt to different occasions. Whether you choose a black pair or a colored one, ballerina flats can add a chic touch to an office look.

Moreover, a pair of ballerina flats with beautiful embellishments can represent a great choice for a night out with your friends teamed with a sexy dress, or on a romantic date with a pair of jeans and a sexy top. However, above anything, these comfy shoes are amazing when going on a shopping spree or for a walk in the park, worn with a floral printed skirt or a pair of carrot pants and a simple t-shirt.

A smart and versatile alternative for urban look shoes are the Oxfords (Rochas). They work great with almost anything and everything and are flattering for everyone regardless their body shape. Another sweet escape when it comes to comfortable shoes are the summer boots. Wear them with denim shorts, ruffle skirts and dresses, and you’ll get the most unique look ever.

ChloéOscar de la Renta


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