Thanks to the fashion industry embracing flat shoes of all shapes and sizes, it’s now totally acceptable to show up to parties, nights out, and even to the office sans high heels. And really, why would you want to be held down by an ankle-breaking pair of pumps, when you can accomplish all your tasks and still look chic in a flat style?
1. Blaze a trail
Spruce up a white tee and jeans with a structured blazer and shiny loafers.
2. Keep it clean
Stick to an all-white palette, and allow the focus of your look to be your accessories.
3. Suit up
Sneakers to work? You bet. Take the stuffiness out of suit dressing with white trainers.
4. Create structure
That flowing off-shoulder dress you love wearing to the beach instantly looks work-appropriate when styled with a belt and pointy lace-up flats.
5. Get shirty
A shirt dress is an essential in every woman’s closet. Look for interesting details, plus add polished accessories to the mix.
6. Layering trick
A crop top and slides may come across as weekend fare—until you style them with tailored separates, of course.
7. Vested interest
Can’t show too much skin? Slip a slim sweater under a sharp sleeveless blazer.
8. Hang loose
If belting things isn’t your cup of tea, stick to subdued neutrals to make oversized shapes work-friendly.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.