The low-down on dressing up flat shoes

We all want to look glamourous on a night out with the girls, but sometimes that means sky scraper heels and a night feeling uncomfortable. Heels seem to be the ultimate accessory to dressing up an outfit – and yet again, comfort slips to the back of our mind in an attempt to stay stylish.

Unfortunately for us, fluffy slippers are frowned upon outside of the house!

But are flat shoes making a comeback? Could it be possible that comfort is at the forefront of fashion for once? With the likes of Melissa shoes and ‘flatforms’ hitting the high street stores, our prayers might have been answered.

Are flat shoes the new stiletto? Daniel Footwear investigates:

The pointed flat

Whilst the ballet flat has been the ultimate life-saviour in the world of shoes for several years now – the subtle shoe has stepped it up a notch. The pointed pump is the ideal choice for a night out, as it is not just comfortable — it’s this season’s must-have shape. For extra evening glamour, choose an embellished or lace-up pair to add detail to your look.

Backless loafers

It’s a constant argument between comfort and power dressing in the workplace. Pointed court shoes or comfy flats? If you’re tired of teetering around the office in your heels and want to take a break, backless loafers are a great choice. Originally made popular by Gucci, other brands have since replicated the trend, making the loafer one of this season’s must-haves.

Kiss goodbye to blisters on your heels and say hello to ultimate comfort that still looks chic and formal. The shoes will also keep your feet cool. Because of their formal style, they’re the perfect addition to your work-wear wardrobe. Choose a black pair and wear with plain-coloured culottes and a chic sleeveless blouse.

And you aren’t limited to keeping them in your work wardrobe – you can also wear them as part of your off-duty style. A light-coloured loafer works great with loose-fitting, light wash ripped jeans and easy t-shirt, for instance. Bring the look together with a chic tailored blazer for a look that successfully bridges the gap between smart and casual.

Embellished sandals

Summer is all about embellished styles, and embellished sandals are a great alternative to heels in the hotter months. In fact, many A-listers have even walked the red carpet in the sparkly flats. The worst thing about them is that they can only be worn in the summer — step out in them in the winter and prepare for some strange looks and exceptionally cold toes!

Jeremy Scott White Rubber Tube Sling Back Sandals

They add a splash of glitz and glamour that any night out needs. Keep the rest of your outfit formal or smart-casual at the very least — wearing them with jeans is too casual for a night out with friends. Instead, choose feminine dresses and skirts in cool colours and delicate prints.

Bring your look together with some bold statement jewellery to mirror the sandals’ incredible shine.