Final Touch: Styling the Ankle-Strap Flat
From tomboy-inspired Oxfords to sporty sandals, flats are en pointe for spring 2014, but it’s the return of the ankle-strap flat that has everyone from the high-fashion elite to street wear trendsetters kicking off their heels.
Ankle straps aren’t just for leggy ladies like Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls. In fact, petite beauties like Emmy Rossum and Jessica Alba are already rocking the trend. The trick to mastering the ankle-strap flat is just a matter of styling it right.
Start by nailing two trends with one shoe by investing in a pointy-toed ankle-strap flat in one of footwear’s biggest spring 2014 colours, electric blue. The beauty of flats is that they can make shorter hemlines seem totally casual, even in the daytime. A short-sleeve slouch dress with pops of blue to match the shoe keeps legs looking long and is also a great option for a look that can transition from afternoon to evening.
Contrast the laidback cut of the dress by layering gold necklaces on top of each other. Add a dose of retro glam with a pair of earrings in navy blue. Top off the ensemble with one of the hottest spring 2014 handbag trends, the tassel-accented purse. The Waggoner in turquoise is a definite statement piece.