Flatforms are the shoes of the season, cleverly bridging the gap between high heels and comfy flats. Here are two very different ways to wear them
CHIC AND SLEEK
Flatforms suffer from a rep for being clumpy and unfeminine. Let these DV8 flatform sandals (£100, Asos) change your mind. The black suede straps and peep toe make them a good choice for an evening shoe. They’ll look great with flared jeans and maxi skirts but they especially suit a short, neat, shift dress like this one by classic Italian label Aspesi (£148, The Corner). The coral colour and subtle polka dots offset the monochrome shoe perfectly. Add a silver mesh bangle (£8, Accessorize) and a pedicure, and you’re sorted.
There are loads of flatform trainers around at the moment and these are our favourites (£38, Urban Outfitters). We like the snake print and double height, 5cm sole – good for feigning long-legged-ness and seeing over tall people at festivals. This kind of flatform is best paired with skinny blue jeans (£29.90, Uniqlo) to show off the high top and a T-shirt. We really like this light green lace-trim tee (£38, Topshop) – the whole look is casual but the details make it a little bit special, see?