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Change into something more comfortable with our guide to the cosiest flats of the season.
Working from home the new normal? Spending (much) more time in the house? Ditch the 9 to 5 court shoe and swap stilettos for slippers with our guide to the best flats of the season. Our everyday wardrobe rituals have changed unimaginably in recent times. When once we reached for knee-high boots and heels on the reg, our needs are now more about comfort than making a statement. But that doesn’t mean abandoning your style. This season, designers have stepped up to cater for our softer requirements – from elevated furry sliders á la Fendi and Roger Vivier to minimalist ballet flats and mules by The Row. Embrace this winter hibernation period with snug flats that give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
These snug shoes make staying at home easy – whatever your mood that day. Find your zen with Birkenstock’s contemporary shearling slippers, or indulge your decadent side in Fendi’s furry flats. Lockdown blues? You’ll find us draped across the sofa, red wine in hand, in little more than a pair of Aquazzura sliders. That’s how to make the most of being at home.
SHOP FURRY FLATS
A new breed of ballet shoe has arrived this season. Modern, grown-up and refined, the dainty flat has made a comeback in a new and improved form. Bottega Veneta’s pointed ballerinas, The Row’s square-toed flats, and sophisticated styles from Loewe are all high on our wishlists this winter. Whether you’re pretending to contribute on the Zoom call (whilst scrolling through IG), or pottering around the house, they’re the perfect shoes for being indoors.
SHOP BALLET FLATS
Sometimes it’s good to dress up for no reason at all, other than to make yourself feel fabulous. This is especially true if you’re in the house for days on end. A loafer strikes the balance between going out and staying in – comfort combined with sophistication. Ganni’s python print and Jil Sander’s chain details will all add a bit of of-the-moment chic to your at-home wardrobes.
Did someone say “cashmere mule”? Just when you thought the Olsen twins couldn’t interpret our desire for understated luxury any better, here they come with a cashmere flat. For those who prefer a chunkier silhouette, the surging trend for clog-type footwear is catering to your at-home needs this season – look to JW Anderson and Balenciaga for the best ‘ugly’ mules of 2020.
SHOP FLAT MULES
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