There’s a new footwear trend lighting up the streets of London, and its appeal is hard to ignore. All around us, fashion people are retiring their beloved black flats for shimmering silver styles ahead of spring, and it has been bringing a smile to my face on the daily.
With a light-catching quality, the emerging silver flat-shoe trend imparts the brightness that the sun generally lacks at this time of year and offers a new way to add some dimension to a transeasonal outfit, without having to layer in bright, vivid colours. Silver as a whole really started to take hold when, at the end of last year, the silver trouser trend grasped our attention. Now, we’re witnessing an offshoot in footwear form, and I’d argue the tone is even more wearable because of this.
The charm of a silver flat shoe comes in its quiet versatility. Masquerading as a statement shoe, silver flats are actually far more wearable than they might appear. Not a far cry from the grey and white tones we’ve been styling for decades, this upgrade pairs just as well with the blacks, beiges and denim shades that typically saturate our wardrobes.
Looking to give my wardrobe a timely spring refresh, I’m backing silver flats to get me through the season in comfort and style. Luckily for me, there are ample shopping options available on the market, too. From Reformation’s pretty take on a classic ballet flat to Mango’s mesh iteration, read on to discover our edit of the best silver flat shoes here.
SHOP THE SILVER FLAT-SHOE TREND
Barbara Ballet Flat
With delicate strap detailing this shoe emulates a classic ballet flat in the prettiest way.
Le Monde Beryl
Luna Metallic Leather-Trimmed Mesh Ballet Flats
Dip your toe into the mesh shoe trend with this chic style,
Delfina Bow-Detailed Metallic Leather Ballet Flats
Dress up a wide-leg track pant, or style with a LBD.
Silver Ballet Pumps
With subtle buckle details, this elegant flat will elevate your look with ease.
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