Looking for that very special gift for Christmas? Consider a closet edit! I just worked with a client with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. She loves sales and had many separate items but no idea how to make an outfit. We edited down to the best items then created outfits for her many engagements. Yesterday she told me, “It was just like you said! In choosing what to wear for a party over the weekend, I just had to decide which outfit to choose. It was so easy.” Her husband is so pleased she is planning his own edit for Christmas.
Good news for all of you who have struggled with trying to find fashionable shoes that are comfortable! Welcome to “Power Flats”.
Georgio Armani, a favorite of many professional businesswomen, was among those designers featuring flats in their spring lines. These are not the little ballet flats with rounded toes and youthful innocence. These flats project presence and power.
Shoes in recent seasons have made such a dominate statement that your attention is totally on the shoes. It is hard to carry on a conversation with a pair of shoes! I much prefer a balanced look where attention can focus on who is wearing the shoes.
Power flats include the androgynous oxford design, metallic capped toes and pointed toes. The pointed toes or metal caps convey authority – like you mean business. They are also more flattering on most feet, elongating the leg and foot. The latest issue of Vogue had a spread featuring flats with extreme points that would make any witch proud. It looked like it would more difficult to walk without tripping than wearing 5” heels with a 1” wedge. What ever happened to the old adage, “everything in moderation”?
I like the oxfords paired with trousers or very tailored skirts or dresses. Cropped wider legged trousers work really well. Flats with pointed toes can be worn with suits or dresses. Try them on with different outfits as proportion is key.
Considering the many women unable to wear heels, fashionable flats for professional settings are truly welcome. Nothing is going to replace the allure of a woman wearing high heels but these flats might just offer an occasional respite for your feet!