Flats are a stylish addition to your summer look. Summer days are long and filled with activity. Vacation travel is a perfect time to benefit from the comfort of stylish flats.
There are two flat styles that are hot trends for the 2011 summer season. These two looks will meld beautifully into your current summer look.
A touch of animal print: leopard, zebra, or cheetah is a powerful way to add chic style to your summer look. Animal prints look amazing with denim jeans, skirts or shorts. Specific animal prints look stylish with certain colors. Here is a brief list of animal print styles and which colors look best with them:
Cheetah print– red, brown, white, khaki and navy with white
Leopard print– emerald green, hot pink, black and bright orange
Zebra print– black, white, light gray, and yellow
Here are three excellent sources for animal print flats that will work well these styles and more.
All Black Women’s Multi-Sequin Animal Print Flat — need I say more?!?!? ‘¨
London Rebel Lace Animal Flat Shoes — fashionably impressive with capris or a white swing top and short denim
Restricted Animated Ballet Flats — cute in every shade including blue or red
Bows, Buckles and Large Flowers
Flats that are embellished with a large bow, buckle, or flower on the top center of the shoe add texture and height to the style of your flat.
Bow, buckle and flower flat shoe styles look great in solid colors. When paired with feminine print dresses or tops they are a dynamic approach to feminine summer style. Bows are another popular type of embellishment for flats. Over time, bow designs for flats have evolved to be less prim and more chic.
Bows in contrasting color to the shoe, present a color block styling that works well with many looks. Buckles add a nice touch of silver and gold tone to any outfit. Buckled looks can be coordinated with handbags that feature the same or similar hardware. This styling adds a pop of polished bright to your wardrobe.
Flats with flowers keep the floral theme front and center in every look. One of the best ways to instantly add a spot of bright to a neutral or khaki look is to add a bright floral embellished flat. Floral embellishments on flats are a creative and versatile way to trend set a garden party or wedding look.
Flats are the perfect way to add runway worthy accent to your outfit while retaining comfort for your feet.
For longer periods of walking, keeping up with very young children or everyday errands, flats are a stylish way to stay comfortable, yet on trend with the season ‘ s hottest looks.