Politics aside, every woman- whether Democrat or Republican- can celebrate Michelle Obama’s preference for hip yet comfortable flats. During my single days, I would suffer for fashion in high heels. But the birth of my son has turned me into a style pragmatist. If you want to keep up with your kids, flats are a must.
So I couldn’t be happier to see a high profile woman- especially one who has been celebrated by Vanity Fair and Vogue for her fashion choices- wearing practical yet cute flats. Unafraid to pair flats with fancy dresses, Michelle Obama’s been seen in shiny black flats on election night and at the DNC convention finale. She wore silver ballet flats for many campaign appearances. And she’s often been seen in colorful ballet flats.
Just as we applauded Sarah Palin for bringing public attention to babywearing, we cheer Michelle Obama for making flats fashionable. Here are some fashion-forward flats that will help you keep up with the kiddos all day without sacrificing your sense of style or harming your budget (all picks are under $100).
Romantic Soles – Abbey (Aco Fly Leather) ($99): This comfortable yet stylish shoe is available in six colors ranging from practical black, gray or brown to shiny silver, sepia or bright blue lapiz lazulli.
Naughty Monkey – Game Over (Tan) ($70): You’ll feel flirty in these swirled patent leather flats with their buckles and grommits. Available in tan, black, red or ivory.
Indigo by Clarks Pallino ($49.99): These cute ballet flats come in a bunch of colors. Not much arch support, but you’ll look adorable when you pair these with dresses, capris or skinny jeans. Available at Piperlime.
Bernardo Brad ($96.99): Available in hip dusty leopard (pictured), bronze, red patent leather. More colors- including Michelle Obama’s fav black patent leather and silver snakeskin- are available at the full price of $146. Available at Piperlime.