10 Cute Spring Flats Under $150!
Time to bare those ankles! Spring forward with cute flats that won’t break the bank.
In full bloom
If you think all loafers are basic spring shoes, think again. A little velvet goes a long way to push the classic flat shoe out of preppy status. As does the unexpected dark pink shade, which works like a neutral. And the silhouette is versatile enough to be worn with both slim pants and full skirts.
Call It Spring Ulaude loafers, $50 at callitspring.com.
You know those spring shoes that just make every outfit that much better? Yup, these are them. A focus on classic elements (that pointy silhouette, those pearl embellishments) helps walk the line between trendy and timeless. Ready to perform 24/7, take them to work or on a date — wherever, whenever they’ve got your back.
Zara flat mules with pearl beads, $60 at zara.com.
Wet ‘n wild
Pretty and practical, these are cute shoes that won’t have you running from April showers — because they’re waterproof! Made of lightweight EVA that cushions and protects the foot, this all-weather style is a refreshing alternative to clunky rain boots. Plus, there are five colours to choose from including black.
Native Audrey flats, $65 at nativeshoes.com.
Into every high-functioning wardrobe, a non-workout sneaker must fall. Detailed with a delicate cut-out pattern and finished with metallic rose gold, these slip on sneakers elevate basics, like leggings, but can also add a casual vibe to dressier items, like, well, a dress!
Joe Fresh slip-on sneakers, $29 at joefresh.com.
With a base of eternally stylish dark denim, a paint splatter treatment helps the prim ballet flat cut loose. Play up the feminine factor by wearing them with a dress or take a more relaxed direction and add extra denim by way of boyfriend jeans and a chambray shirt. Any which way you choose to style these babies will be on pointe.
Gap fabric cinch ballet flats, $65 at gapcanada.ca.
Have a soft spot for Dorothy’s ruby slippers? Same! Pointy toe ballet flats made of buttery soft suede provide a modern-day interpretation. Effortless at work or play, the easy-to-wear version delivers plenty of grown-up fun.
Topshop Attitude soft ballerina pumps, $52 at topshop.com.
So fresh, so clean
It started with white booties, but now the fashion set’s footwear crush is moving on to chic white flats. No bells and whistles needed, just look for sculptural silhouettes to add interest and offer clean lines. And think hard about using a protectant spray before that first public showing. The name of the game is keeping these shoesies pristine as long as possible.
H&M loafers, $40 at hm.com.
Up and at ’em
For anyone who spends time in a creative office environment, these can qualify as work shoes. Balance the high-shine finish and graphic platform soles with an outfit comprised of simple pieces. A pair of black wide-leg cropped trousers, with a white tee and chic jacket would hit the mark.
Aldo Wadolia brogues, $85 at aldoshoes.com.
Just when you thought you’d reached max capacity for classic Stan Smiths, these babies come along. Tricked out with half of a bold red heart on each foot creates an instant love affair. Throw these spring shoes on with cropped jeans or a striped dress. The pop of colour goes a long way to brightening any look built on neutral tones.
Adidas Superstar 80S HH W sneakers, $120 at brownsshoes.com.
Shock and awe
If you agree with style icon Iris Apfel’s philosophy of “more is more, less is a bore,” then this is the shoe for you! Colour, print and texture collide, and the results are ah-mazing. Whether used as an accent to an all-black outfit or the final note in a more Apfel-approved look, these shoes will turn heads all on their own.
Nine West Ollial mules, $145 at ninewest.ca.