Monkee's of Charlotte

Monkee’s of Charlotte Flats (Left to Right) Tory Burch “Kenna” $285, Trina Turk “Belvedere” $258, Tory Burch “Phoebe” $250, Joie “Positano” $155, Rowen “Chapman $155, Jack Rogers “Delfino” $138

Beat the heat and treat your feet by taking it down a couple of inches and slipping into a comfortable pair of flats for summer.   FLATS are all the rage this year, and between road trips, pool lounging, lugging the kids around, and standing on the grass at outdoor parties, we all are in need of an “aaahhh moment.”  Luckily for us, flat shoes have never been more stylish or straight off the runway.  During the Chanel Spring Runway Show, all the models were wearing flat sneakers….and Karlie Kloss was spotted at Cannes in a evening gown… and flat sandals.  Although we all can’t be supermodels, we can take a tip for our toes (and apparently be comfortable?!) by kicking back in fashionable flats this summer ~ and the local stores are stocked and ready for us.

Cara Delivigne and the Chanel Spring Collection

Cara Delivigne and the Chanel Spring Collection

Karlie Kloss at Cannes... in flats!

Karlie Kloss at Cannes… in flats!

 

In addition to summer’s traditional thongs, flips, ballets, and sandals, stylish FLATS this year include sneakers, “birkenstocks”, “teava’s” clog styles, glorified pool shoes, gladiators, and pretty much anything that vaguely looks borrowed from skaters, from surfers and from your grandparents.    Take a look at my favorite FLAT picks available right now in the Charlotte shops.

 

Sandals 

Yosi Samra Python Flip Flop Thong $67 and $56 from Doll Boutique

Yosi Samra Python Flip Flop Thong $67 and $56 from Doll Boutique

Prada Sandals from Nordstrom $595

Valentino Sandals $745 at Nordstrom

Valentino Sandals $745 at Nordstrom

Matt Benson Gladiators $168, Nordstrom

Matt Benson Gladiators $168, Nordstrom

 

 Ballet Flats and Espadrille Flats

Choo

Jimmy Choo Walsh $495, Nordstrom

Matt Benson Mercer $175.95, Nordstrom

Matt Benson Mercer $175.95, Nordstrom

Vince Camuto Jam On $179 at Belk

Vince Camuto Jam On $179 at Belk

Andre Assous Patricia $142 at Belk

Andre Assous Patricia $142 at Belk

 

“Birkenstocks”

Coach Sunny $148 at Belk

Coach Sunny $148 at Belk

Kate Spade Attitude $198 at Belk

Kate Spade Attitude $198 at Belk

Seychelles So Far Away $59.95 at Belk

Seychelles So Far Away $59.95 at Belk

Sam Edelman Adora $110 at Belk

Sam Edelman Adora $110 at Belk

Sam Edelman Anna Lee $129.95 at Nordstrom

Sam Edelman Anna Lee $129.95 at Nordstrom

 

And last but not least… my favorite classic tennis shoe

Gucci Orizon Webb Sneaker $495 at Nordstrom

Gucci Orizon Webb Sneaker $495 at Nordstrom

How to wear it?  With your cutest summer dress, of course.

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