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Advice
|22 Aug|3 mins

The Shoes You’ll Live In This Season

It’s time to get high.
Elle Glass
22 Aug
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There are some things you never want to take off. Sure, there’s the necessities. Like your earphones in an office where the person next to you likes Matchbox 20 on repeat, or sunglasses post a large-ish night, or that shirt that miraculously hides every coffee stain you’ve dropped on it this morning. But then, there are the pieces you don’t want to take off because you love them so much, wear them so much, they feel like a second skin. They are comfortable and familiar, and they make you feel good, every time. Think your go-to pair of jeans, the chunky knit you lived in this winter and now: your flatforms.

Advice
|22 Aug|3 mins

The Shoes You’ll Live In This Season

It’s time to get high.
Elle Glass
22 Aug
Share:

There are some things you never want to take off. Sure, there’s the necessities. Like your earphones in an office where the person next to you likes Matchbox 20 on repeat, or sunglasses post a large-ish night, or that shirt that miraculously hides every coffee stain you’ve dropped on it this morning. But then, there are the pieces you don’t want to take off because you love them so much, wear them so much, they feel like a second skin. They are comfortable and familiar, and they make you feel good, every time. Think your go-to pair of jeans, the chunky knit you lived in this winter and now: your flatforms.

Chiara Ferragni’s feet, thanks to Getty Images.

Flatforms reigned supreme in the 90s (thanks largely to the Spice Girls) but, baby, they’re back – adding length to your silhouette while keeping your feet firmly on the ground. A favourite of Solange Knowles (and how could anyone related to Beyonce be even remotely wrong?), they’ve long been models’ off-duty shoe of choice. They’re the perfect no-heel solution to wearing – rather than wrangling – your spring-ready maxis and wide-leg pants. We love something that’s a little more sporty in pop colours, or elevated white kicks, or, for those holiday feels, go retro with an espadrille finish. Something about a flatform just screams holiday. It’s like they’re begging to be packed with a summer-ready floral, and whisked away to a warmer-than-here paradise. Ticket for one please. Let’s get high.

Jennifer Aniston, thanks to Getty Images.

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Jo Mercer Runni Lace Up Espadrilles

Whistles Rafi Flatforms

Superga 2730 Cotrope

Elle Glass
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