How to wear Flat Shoes to a Wedding (Or any other fancy event you find yourself at this Summer)…
On my last development trip to China, a man approached me in the street and passed me a Buddhist card that read ‘Work Smoothly, Lifetime Peace.’ When I think about flat shoes for weddings I like the idea of reframing the words slightly – ‘WALK Smoothly, Lifetime Peace.’
Buddhist affirmations aside, there are so many great reasons to wear flat shoes to events. From being able to literally run to the dancefloor when your favourite song comes on – (and actually being able to really dance when you get there), to being able to stand easily for as long as is required in the long line for the bathroom, and to the most important – not having to walk home in that tragic disarray of holding discarded heels in your hands whilst you amble barefoot to the tram stop….
With this thinking in mind, below we offer 3 great ideas on how to wear flat shoes to an event and still feel sharply dressed –
Go for Soft Tone and metallic palettes to add an evening feel – Try The Layers in Cement mixed with any white long line floaty dress – our pick even for the brides among us.
Make it a Man style Influence – There are countless examples of great strong women turning up to ‘serious’ events manstyle. All you need is a Tuxedo jacket and the attitude to match – think Bianca Jagger in a YSL ‘Le Smoking’ suit, and mix with a really structured, Penny Loafer like our Liberation shoes in Black.
(Above) Bianca Jagger strutting her stuff in the iconic YSL tuxedo.
Let The Shoes be the Accent with a Strong Pop of Colour – Nothing says ‘Partytime’ much better than a bright shoe. Naturally at Radical Yes we are quite partial to a pop of colour and have 2 approaches – one is to let the shoe do the talking with an all black everything ensemble up top – the alternative is to go all out and mix your coloured shoe with a summer-bright-printed-everything-outfit that announces to the world you’re really in the mood to be IRL social! Try the perfect palette pop of our Utopia Square Toe in Green.