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5 Types Of Flats You Need

Flat out fashionable! Are you looking for shoes that are cute and comfortable? Flats will stylishly finish off your work to weekend looks without hurting your feet. From classic ballet flats to trend-forward mules, Macy’s has all the right shoes to move your look in a stylish direction.

1. Ballet Flats



Plié into perfect day-to-play style with ballets flats. What are ballet flats? Ballet flats are shoes with a rounded toe, modeled after the style of shoes that are worn by ballet dancers. Traditional ballet flats feature a little bow at the front. Want a more contemporary feel? Take a walk on the wild side with ballet flats showcasing vibrant prints, like leopard, snakeskin and floral. Are you looking for more whimsical style? Check out ballet flats with pom-poms and oversized bows. What colors should you sport? Stock up on neutrals, like black, brown or metallics, which will go with all your favorite outfits. What do you pair with ballet flats? At work, partner your dresses, skirts or trousers with ballet flats for a chic and comfy look. On the weekends, dress up your jeans and T-shirts with ballet flats for a polished, casual look. Leap into the latest ballet flats from your favorite brands, like Lucky Brand, MICHAEL Michael Kors and Jessica Simpson.

2. Espadrilles



Tie up a chic look with espadrilles! What are espadrilles? Espadrilles are shoes that typically have a canvas upper and a braided sole made of jute, which is a fiber used to make rope. Espadrilles will totally give your look a boho feel. Looking for a trending pair? Score Circus by Sam Edelman’s slip-on espadrilles with super-cute graphic prints, like Shell Yeah, Queen Bee and Boy Bye. Want feminine frills? Look for espadrilles with bows, ruffles, floral applique and pom-poms from MICHAEL Michael Kors, Steve Madden and Coach. Do you want to take this look to stylish heights? Flaunt platform and wedge espadrilles for a fabulous finish. What kind of espadrilles do you wear with a dress? Two-piece and slingback espadrilles will lend an elegant feel to dresses. What type of espadrilles do you wear on the weekends? Sport espadrille sneakers to keep your look extra casual. From bold colors to basic neutrals, espadrilles will be your go-to shoes this season.

3. Oxfords



Lace up a trending look with oxfords! What are oxfords? Oxfords are conventionally known as men’s dress shoes that feature shoelaces. But oxfords aren’t just for guys anymore. Menswear-inspired looks are totally crossing over into women’s fashion. Do you want classic oxfords? Consider styles with broguing, which are decorative perforations. Showcasing broguing at the pointed toecap and along the sides of the shoe, wingtip oxfords will lend a dressier feel to your outfit. How do you add trend-right appeal to this timeless shoe? Nab oxfords with a studded or metallic finish. Want your look to stand above the crowd? Sport platform oxfords for heightened style. Are you too cool for school? Flaunt oxfords that are intentionally designed without laces. What do you wear with oxfords? Oxfords can totally be worn with dresses and skirts for of-the-moment style. Want a more standard look? Rock your oxfords with cropped jeans or flared trousers. You’ll find your perfect pair of oxfords from Marc Fisher, Wanted and Nine West.

4. Pointed-Toe Flats



How do you get your style on point? A flat with a pointed toe will lend an elegant edge to your looks. How do you become the belle of the boardroom? Pair your work wardrobe with pointed-toe flats in neutral hues for a professional ensemble. How do you liven up your look? Get pointed-toe flats in bold prints and vibrant colors. Make waves in leopard print, pink and studded designs. Want to soften your style? Ruffles, pom-poms and bows will infuse a whimsical feel to your pointed-toe flats. How do you wear pointed-toe flats in the evening? Pointed-toe flats featuring rhinestones, patent leather and glitter are perfect for special occasions. Sharpen your style with the latest pointed-toe flats from in-demand brands, like Calvin Klein, Franco Sarto and Marc Fisher.

5. Mules



Slip into on-trend style with mules! What are mules? Mules are shoes that are open at the back and closed at the front. They were popular in the ‘90s and are making a total comeback. Want mules with a modern feel? Slide into pairs with hardware, bows, rhinestones, pom-poms, tassels and studs. Want a tamer look? Stick to mules in hues that will go with all your go-to looks, like black, brown, tan and metallics. Are you worried about your feet getting cold? Keep you feet nice and toasty in fur-lined mules. What should you pair with your mules? Flaunt mules with your denim for a dressier feel. What about your skirts and dresses? Link your dresses and skirts with mules for a fashionable finish-- you’ll also be comfy! Get carried away by Macy’s cool collection of mules from Bar III, I.N.C. International Concepts and Steve Madden.