Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shopping Help: Fun Flats

One of my favorite things about warmer months is busting out the fun flats!  Mine are usually solid colors, so this spring I might add some patterned flats.  (Flats--a great category to expand in your wardrobe when you're pregnant!  Or at least, that's the excuse I tell myself...)

Option 1 (Target) - I love my cherry red flats, and I think these coral ones would be a great alternative. It's a bright and cheerful shade without being HOT HOT PINK.  Also comes in blue, gold, and a few lighter neutrals.

Option 2 (Target) - If you still need a softer version of pink, try this peachy color.  The studs are a nice touch to make them a bit more special.  They also come in yellow.

Option 3 (Nine West via Amazon) - I also love my yellow flats!  Mine are a bit darker and I often wish they were brighter like this one from Nine West (and the one from Target I talked about in Option 2).  These come in a fun coral, turquoise, and black.  The pleating is a really nice touch for interest in a subtle way, especially great for those who don't want to be boring but also like minimal detailing.  

Option 4 (Target) - I reallyyyyy think mint flats are hot this season.  At least in my book they are.  This pair is not quite mint...(though this other Target pair is more minty).  But, the pair above is genuine leather which gives them a great texture.  See how I've worn my mint flats here!

Option 5 (Old Navy) - D'Orsay flats!  These come in some great neutrals and seem to have decent reviews.  

Option 6 (Target) - I have a pair of cutout wedges that I adore.  The cutout detailing gives them a fresh light feeling that is perfect for spring.  These come in blush and black too.

Option 7 (Gap) - I know not everyone likes snakeskin, but these shoes are so cool!  The splotches of color on the snakeskin texture are sooooo fun, and if you're gonna dabble in snakeskin, a little bit on the feet in some fantastic colors is the perfect way to do it.

Option 8 (Gap) - Stripes!  The only pair of printed flats I have are leopard print, and for some of my outfits they seem too dark.  These stripes are a great way to add pattern for spring!  Merrick has these and totally rocks them.  They're on SALE right now and the only reason I'm hesitating is that I often want to run out and buy things Merrick wears and it's getting embarrassing!  If I didn't have a blog as living proof of my fangirl-ness I wouldn't hesitate at all.  But I do...so these flats will be mine as soon as I get over my shame.  :)

Option 9 (Gap) - Or you could rock a polkadot pair.  Perfectly cheerful for spring, don't you think?

I have flats in almost every color, so like I said, I'm going for printed and patterned flats this spring.  What are you going for--more colors or some prints?


  1. D'Orsay flats are my absolute favorite (and this is coming from someone who doesn't wear flats!)

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  2. Haha! I totally run out and buy whatever you're wearing!

  3. I am in pursuit of some perfect flats right now too! You picked a lot of cute target options..are they comfy?

  4. I haven't tried those particular Target flats that I showed, but many of my flats (and most of my shoes in general) are from Target and I think they're comfy. Of course, every pair is different. I've tried some super uncomfortable ones (usually the Xhiliration brand) but the Mossimo ones tend to work for me.

  5. Usually the sandals only last me through one or two seasons. But boots and wedges have been good to me. I had a pair of Target boots pre-blogging that I wore for 3 seasons and held up really well....even when I trucked through many snowy weekends in Chicago with them.

    Flats have held up pretty well--actually my tan flats and leopard flats still aren't showing much wear and you can see I wear the tan ones a TON. Of course it always depends on the material though. I think Xhiliration ones tend to be worse than Mossimo also.

  6. Ha I just read your response to the comment below and I totally agree about the Xhileration flats from Tarjay. They are always the least comfortable to me. My boots from last fall fell apart too but my Mossimo boots have held up two seasons thus far. I always adore your tan flats but I think you should go for the coral! It's such a happy color!

  7. I have #5, 6 and 9! haha. Well my #5 are an older ON version from last year, but all of these shoes are wonderful! I wore #9 today, so comfy, especially since I stand all day & teach. I can't wait until after Easter so I can wear #6 (southern girl) ;)

  8. Love flats for warmer weather! I've only got solid colors right now too, but I've been looking for some cute patterns for a while too. I like the striped and polka dotted pairs you pictured, but I think I'd like them better with a more rounded toe.

  9. Haha, don't be hesitant! They are THE BEST. Go get those flats RIGHT NOW.

  10. These are all great pics, Audrey! I especially love the white cutout wedges. =)


    I hope you have a great weekend!


  11. Style Bits & Bobs of MESaturday, March 22, 2014

    I love flats. My favorite are the navy polka dot ones.

  12. LOVE this round up of spring flats! I sure missed a couple when I put together my office shoes post - drat! ...luckily, I haven't made any purchases yet so I may just run and grab those striped gap ones!

  13. For some reason, I'm drawn to the mint and yellow flats. I would wear and buy each pair. =)

    I bought 7 pair of flats from www.payless.com in the fall because it's difficult to find wide width shoes that fit right. In this day and time, if you like something, you better buy multiples because it won't be there later. I'm a 7 1/2 W and wide width shoes tend to be made ugly or have some funky embellishment.

  14. I used to LOVE the Ona flats at Target, but the new ones for this season are longer and skinner and don't fit my feet well anymore. I'm so sad!

  15. I love flats, and I've bought quite a few pair from Old Navy and Target this past year. I bought yellow ones (from Target) because of you. The yellow ones made me want other "fun" ones, so then I bought myself black/camel polka dot ones and this awesome pair of cranberry ones. People always comment on them, and they give a plain outfit a bit a spunk.


  16. I'm a big flats wearer, and have many pairs in many different colors. I would love to get a printed pair (not sure if I want stripes, polka dots, or florals...), and I'm also thinking mint, yellow, or light pink/blush would be good options as well. I've also really loved metallic flats before, so a pair of gold ballet flats would be really great for spring and summer!

  17. Oh no! I've been loving them, but I'm sad to hear they haven't been working for you because of how they were reshaped! =/

  18. That's awesome!! black/camel polka dots sound adorable. And cranberry ones? So much fun! I totally agree about how they give a plain outfit a bit of personality.

  19. I used to wear metallic flats all the time. They're a great neutral!

  20. Adding floral or striped flats are next on my list! Great round up.


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