Flat shoes have one major advantage; they are comfortable and will allow you to walk for long stretches of time. However, it’s important that you buy the right kind of shoe, many flat shoe styles can look frumpy and you also want to make sure that you wear shoes that fit the clothes you are wearing and hopefully enhance them.
Here are some general pointers for picking and wearing the right flat shoes.
Make sure you buy your shoes in the right size. Many women go up a size in shoe as they age, so don’t assume that you will keep the same size throughout life.
More is not more when it comes to shoes. Invest in quality and stick to good quality leather whenever possible. It’s worth investing in flats as you will usually wear them much more often than your heels.
Make sure to buy shoes you can walk in.
When your outfit is very basic and simple, go for trendier shoes to give the outfit a bit more of a young and hip vibe, when your outfit is very hip already you may want to tone it down with simple and elegant shoes. (As usual it’s all about balance).
Although you often will match your shoes with one of the colors of your clothes, you can also do the opposite and add a contrasting colours
Make sure though that the tone of colours has the same kind of saturation as the other colours in your outfit. This is easiest to do with black and white, which can be matched with any bright colour like red, yellow, green or blue.
A good thing to look out for is padding. As you age, you loose quite a bit of the natural padding in your feet, so you may need to compensate for that with your shoes.
There are quite a few few tools that help make your shoes more comfortable like insert or shoes with inbuilt cushioning, etc.