Whoever got flats to trend; our feet are thankful.

For the longest time heels were practically the uniform for those working in the fashion industry, from shop floor through to the PR boardroom and our poor little toes need a truly deserved horizontal break. Might I also add that juggling multiple trays of coffee for the office in heels is a skill that deserves as much applause as a unicyclist on a tightrope. 

Nope, working in fashion is not as glamorous as you may well think. It’s not sitting behind your desk with admiring your pretty little Giuseppe Zanotti feet; it’s running for the tube in heels, walking stylists through the showroom while your soles burn and attending press appointments on the other side of town. 

But the troops, the real troops, are those poor fashion interns lugging samples across from one end of the city to the other, going through boxes of band aid as rapidly an Editor goes through cups of coffee. This post is dedicated to you guys! 

Here are my 5 flats for every occasion…

The Office flats

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Nicholas Kirkwood from Matchesfashion.com

The Evening flats

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Valentino Rockstud

The Holiday flats

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Chanel Espadrilles 

The Weekend flats

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New Balance Sneakers from ASOS

The Coachella flats

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Valentino fringe flats from Matchesfashion.com

– Labels and London


Images courtesy of: Matchesfashion.com, 9to5chic, Pinterest, Net-a-porter and theyallhateus

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Step aside Celine luggage tote: bike is the new bag

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SS14

Good job sneakers are on trend right now, perhaps there’s a reason why. I can’t help but notice that bicycles have become the latest fashion prop. As if our wardrobes weren’t congested enough, some of us may be carrying out ‘operation Ebay’ in a desperate attempt to make space for a bicycle this season.

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Not that it can be helped, how fem does this pleated skirt look with a bike?

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Even Barbie gets it.

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Wendy Nyguyen from ‘Wendy’s Lookbook’ looking super cute sporting a floral print dress.

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Taylor Swift is also jumping on the wagon.

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All black everything.

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Horse-drawn carriages are so last season according to Solange Knowles and her new husband as they colour co-ordinate their white wedding outfits with their bicycles.

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– Labels and London


Images from: LA Cool & Chic, Little Fashion Owl, Wendy’s Lookbook, Pinterest & Stockholm Street Style.