Friday, September 21, 2012

Flats are gaining ground

In my opinion, one of the biggest benefits of the street style blogs has been to democratize fashion.  The blogs have given a strong voice to the person who doesn't want to follow the crowd or the mainstream fashion community.  For years, women have been saying they want to wear comfortable shoes, but designers continued to focus on heels.  The savvy subjects of the street style blogs have shown that flats can be cool, and the fashion community and designers are finally paying attention.  Flats were well represented at Fashion Week, and several designers are starting to use them in their shows.  Fashion is starting to reflect reality.

Woman changing into flats after a fashion show

Milly for Sperry Top-Sider


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