How to wear flat shoes and boots right now
Cropped kick-flares and culottes are terribly au courant but in winter I like to draught-proof my legs. Eliminate a northwesterly up the nether regions, by opting for a straighter leg style. Now the decluttering has begun (one bagful of stuff to charity and counting), I’m finally going to have a go at getting rid of the boxes of ‘fashion editor’ shoes stashed under my bed. Just. In. Case. Just in case I get invited to the BAFTAS. Just in case my bunions stop hurting when I wear them. Just in case I ever learn to walk gracefully in spindly slingbacks and kitten heels. I’ve always preferred flat shoes or boots, and trainers anyway; and I’m sure I’ll feel freer without the Shoes of a Former Life gathering dust and hair balls under my bed.
In the land of street style, it’s virtually impossible to find inspirational pictures of grown-up women wearing tights or socks and flat shoes but I’ve done my best. Here’s Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers:
And a chic Milanese woman photographed by the Sartorialist (though I bet her feet are chilly in Converse):
And if you’re wondering about the Great Loafer Conundrum, making an obvious sock statement can work:
How are you wearing flat shoes and boots this winter?