Many fashion-forward collegiettes turn to two types of shoes during this summery season: the ever-so-versatile sandal and the uber-glam wedge. Now imagine a shoe that combines the comfort of a sandal with the height of a wedge. Well technically you don’t have to imagine it because this Frankenstein-esque shoe exists. Enter the flatform. Though these sound fantastic in theory, some people think flatforms are a little…awkward. You know, like the shoes your mom wears when she’s power-walking?
So collegiettes, here’s the million dollar question: how should we feel about flatforms? Should we go out and buy every single pair we find or boycott them for life?
I personally adore flatforms! Not only are they super comfortable, they give every outfit an urban flare. While flatforms are versatile enough to be worn with anything, I love sporting these kicks with jeans, maxis, and even a hi-low skirt. To figure out what look is best for you, experiment! Isn’t that what fashion is all about?
Now that you know what to wear these bad boys with, where should you get them? As if I’d leave to hanging at this very crucial moment!
Merged Flatforms ($158; Anthropologie): I’ve been lusting over these flatforms for quite some time. The quirky blend of materials is to die for. And let’s not forget that mint is the color of the summer. Style these with a sundress and floppy hat!
Deena & Ozzy Jupiter Mesh Flatform Sandal (Now $44.99; Urban Outfitters): Is it just me or do these shoes remind you of The Hungers Games? I’m talking training at the Capitol, obviously! Since athletic attire is all the rage lately (thank you, Stella McCartney and the Rag&Bone dream team), these kicks are a no brainer. To ace a sporty ensemble, rock these shoes with a pair of trousers and a tank top as well. With these flatforms, the fashion odds will ever be in your favor.
White Flaftorms by Unique (Now $90.00; Topshop):If you’re a fan of the gladiator trend, you’ll love these. Between the crisp white and oodles of straps, these shoes scream summer. How major would these shoes look with a pair of printed capris? I believe super major is the answer.
The Two-Tone Flatstack Platform ($178; Madewell): What I love about this take on flatforms is that the closed-toes can carry you into the fall. In the summer, you can rock these with a flirty playsuit. As the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change color, trade that romper for a pair of jeans and a cozy sweater.Double-duty? Love it!
What do you think about flatforms? Sound off below!