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Question: How can I make flats look more interesting?

Answer: Flats often get a bad rap for being boring and “stuffy”, but many styles out now are anything but. Flats often also get associated with business casual or work attire, when in all actuality, they can absolutely be worn with a great pair of skinny or boyfriend jeans. Flats can also be worn with flowy skirts and summer dresses, especially if heels aren’t your thing. Aldo has a ton of amazingly stylish shoes out now, so check out this list and show everyone that flats aren’t that “flat” after all:

1. The Primolano Flat ($60, Aldo)


This awesome shoe is a multi-print and multi-texture flat that can either be dressed up or down. The strap adds a Mary Jane feel to the shoe for a really feminine look. Try wearing these with skinny jeans, a flowy tank and a fitted blazer.

2. The Civitate Flat ($50, Aldo)


This shoe is like a sandal-flat hybrid, so it can worn in both spring and summer. It comes in classic black, but also a bright blue suede for a serious pop of color. Try pairing these flats with black skinny pants, a white chiffon button down, and some royal blue statement jewelry.

3. The Collerinaldo ($60, Aldo)


Textures on shoes are usually unexpected, and this flat is just that. The entire surface of this shoe is woven and definitely spices up a basic flat. The peach and white colors are perfect for spring and summer and will go with both bright and neutral outfits. Try wearing these flats with a “fit and flare” cotton dress and a leather jacket to give the outfit a bit of an edge.

4.  The Ulirari ($45, Aldo)


Flats that are open on the sides are the newest trend and allow for a bit more skin to be shown. This style also breaks up the monotony of the standard silhouette of a flat. Try wearing these with some boyfriend jeans, a loose sweater, and a colorful scarf.

Don’t be afraid to try out some flats that have color, print, and texture to make them a bit more trendy and less basic.  Just because flats don’t have a heel, doesn’t mean they still can’t look super sexy. Not to mention the outfit possibilities with these awesome kicks are practically endless. Look for flats like the ones above that push the envelope and draw attention to your shoes—in a good way!

Did we miss your favorite pair of flats? Let us know in the comments!