How to Rock Flatforms


 If we have one bone to pick with summer, it’s that so many of the season’s most iconic looks are hard to pull off—without a little know how, that is. Our “How Tos,” which we’ll post all summer long, are here to help. The second look to conquer: this year’s It sandal, the flatform.

Flatforms are easy to wear but hard to style. These three look options—modern, summery, and sexy—would work well from the shoe up:

White Flatforms
Who isn’t a fan of a sold and classic black and white outfit?  Pair white flatforms with wide leg black pants and a loose black dolman sleeved top for a modern look.

theessentials_masa_tItems in picture: Eric Javits Hat ($350) Saks Fifth Avenue; Shoe Cult Delirious Flatform ($55) Nastygal; Slide Sandal ($95) Pixie Market ; WALLIS Flatform Sandals ($65) TOPSHOP; Anisa Flatform Strappy Sandals ($25) My 1st Wish

Peachy Pink Flatforms
Orange and pink are standard summer shades, so why not pair a colored pair with a matching skirt and crop top combo for a flirty seasonal look.

theessentials_masa_tItems in Picture: Chaya Two Piece ($148) The Reformation; Whistles Brooke Crossover Flatform Sandals ($125) John Lewis; Jazmine Flatform Shoe Sandals ($34) Spy Love Buy; Abstract print flatform sandals ($93) River Island; Lona Flatform ($178) Free People; Ford Two Piece ($218) The Reformation

Metallic Gold Flatforms
This sexy and rock-inspired look reminds us of Betty Davis or Blondie. Wear gold statement flatforms for a night out on the town with a lingerie-style dress or romper.

theessentials_masa_tItems in picture: Flatter 2 Strap Flatform ($51) River Island; Aldo Paramore ($60); Lars Shoes ($115) Jeffrey Campbell; Floral Black Silk slip dress with lace ($175) Jades 24; Lingerie Pencil Dress ($86) ASOS,  Stretch-silk satin playsuit, ($185) Net-A-Porter