Consider black flats the solution to all your early morning “gee, what do I wear?” woes. Their comfortable, simple and a true blue fashion classic. Whether they’re dignified ballet pumps, loafers or slingbacks with cap toes, black flats are the social butterflies of all shoe arsenals; they’re so versatile, it can ostensibly able to be paired with almost everything.
That’s not to say we’ll settle for boring. Plain black pumps can seem like a predictable everyday choice. Switch up your trusty pair of black flats with interesting accents, cuts and added details.
Here are our top 8 picks of “dressed up” black flats to cop right now.
Slingback leather flats
Valentino’s signature pale gold-tone Rockstuds embellish the light-pink leather straps on these slingback flats. Shaped to a point toe, they’re edgy and chic and will look great with flowing maxi silhouettes and diaphanous dresses.
Miu Miu lends a whimsical touch to the classic black flat with this point-toe pair which stars a tongue-in-cheek gingham bow. They have a concrete-grey canvas arch strap that’s embellished with cobalt-blue crystals to enhance the eclectic mood.
Rendered in sophisticated black leather and slender strips of nude-beige, this backless silhouette is shaped with a point toe and set on a small stacked wooden heel. Contemporary and sleek, these will help you nail professional dressing to a tee.
Jimmy Choo’s new Harley flat pumps first made an appearance on the AW’17 runway. This style sports a ballerina pump silhouette with a fashion-forward edge: a high rise fit that’s further adorned with accents of studs and punk-like buckle fastenings.
These loafers feature Fendi’s recently-made iconic candy coloured pyramid studs. Serious and sophisticated with a touch of fun, this pair of almond-toe flats exude casual elegance and will pull any look together.
Aquazzura’s original lace-up flats are styled with slim laces that crisscross at vamp and wrap around your ankle. It’s a signature, instantly recognisable style from the Italian label, having also been deemed as an ‘It-shoe’ amongst fashion bloggers and street style stars in 2015.
Pair this with a simple crisp button up shirt and skinny jeans for an off-duty look.
This pair of sleek black pumps from Prada’s SS’18 collection is constructed from signature polished black leather, with a pointed contrast white toe and a branded strap across the upper. The sporty pink and black strap offers a ‘cool girl’ vibe to the shoe, lifting up the trusty ol’ black pump with a dash of youthfulness.
The scalloped edges of these backless loafers give a cute and unexpected twist to the original black flat. Oh, and they’re backless too. Yet another surprise. Crafted from suede, with a slim leather arch-strap finished with an antiqued gold-tone metal buckle, these adorable shoes will look great with a calf-length midi skirt.