Fashion


The Look: Flat-out Cool

Shoes sexy—and comfortable—day or night

If you walk away from low-heeled shoes because you think they can’t be as stylish as high heels, think again, because this is the season of the fabulous flat. A sky-high heel isn’t always appropriate or practical, but the real issue is finding a flat that looks good with a dress or skirt. This pointy-toe beauty has all the elegance of a stiletto, plus the ease and comfort afforded by a low heel. Its high-stepping sister appeared in the movie Sex and the City as Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding shoe, and now the iconic pump has a new following with lovers of the flat. Not only can you really move in these low lovelies, they look just as poised with a pretty dress as they do with a T-shirt and jeans. Hangisi Satin Flat by Manolo Blahnik, $955; Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com