These celebrity Instagrams prove flats are the new heels
This is the celebrity-approved shoe trend to look out for in 2019. Your feet will thank you.
Sorry, high heels, but the humble flats have stolen your spotlight this season. And we're not going to lie, our feet are pretty happy about it. If recent Instagram photos and paparazzi shots are anything to go by, celebs are loving their flats. And why not? They’re stylish, comfortable, and guaranteed to go with everything from ripped jeans to party dresses.
In Instagrams from a recent trip to Japan, with husband Anand Ahuja, actor Sonam Kapoor seemed to walk with a kind of ethereal ease. Why? She was wearing sensible shoes. Sonam’s black leather brogues looked like a welcome respite from her usual sky-scraping stilettos. Here’s a look:
Actor Alia Bhatt is a fan of ballet flats, as is actor and producer, Priyanka Chopra. She turned out in comfort-friendly brogues and oxfords in a multitude of leathers and colours during her many outings with singer-husband, Nick Jonas, around the world. Many other Bollywood celebs have incorporated flat shoes into their day-to-day looks. Whether it be Simmba actor Sara Ali Khan’s classic juttis paired with her enviable kurta sets or Kabir Singh star Kiara Advani’s casual-chic looks accessorised with simple sandals, every week gives us a new flat shoe style worth adding to our 2019 wishlist.
If you need some new shoes, consider these celebrity-approved flats. They're comfortable, stylish, and versatile. Whether you want a neutral option for work or a whimsical pair to wear on the weekends, we uncovered a plethora of choices. Consider them an investment piece since you'll wear them so often.
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The shoe style that happens to be among the stars' favourites. Catch celebs, such as actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anushka Sharma, off-duty at the airport or strolling on the streets, and you’re likely to spot a range of relaxed sneakers, casually paired with their signature athleisure-meets-normcore outfits. When it comes to colours, there are no rules — you’ll see every shade possible, from muted neutrals to bold neon, but most stars have a penchant for white kicks. Actor Deepika Padukone too boasts a seemingly never-ending collection of sneakers. You’ll find an interesting variety of Nike Cortez sneaker styles, worn with both pared-down airport outfits and romantic dresses. They go with literally anything.
Step into the coming wedding season with the only footwear style your ethnic wear wardrobe really needs. Everything traditional is decidedly au courant now — which explains the immense popularity of the ornate jutti. The fact that it offers far more comfort than your designer heels when taking over the sangeet floor doesn’t hurt (quite literally) either. A wedding season staple — whether you tuck them under your lehengas,à la, Game of Thrones actor, Sophie Turner, or flaunt them with breezy salwar and kurta sets, like actor Dia Mirza, the right juttis can really elevate your look. But you needn’t restrict them to festivities alone—they just as easily lend themselves to your cropped trousers and white shirt uniform as well. Bollywood celebrities are also not immune to their charms. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has always been a patron, and Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor are often spotted wearing them with their everyday kurta sets.
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They are definitely a thing for 2019, and stylish women have been thinking outside the box and wearing them in fresh, unexpected ways. While menswear-inspired flats, loafers, are still going strong, we couldn't help but notice that celeb after celeb has stepped out in oxfords, as of late. A newly-married Sonam Kapoor stepped out at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 wearing blue skinny jeans by Bhane and a classic white shirt by Simone Rocha, teamed with Sergio Rossi's black studded brogues. Shuffling between metallic sneakers and sliders, Sonam's flat shoe collection often makes a strong case for brogues, when travelling. Use them to add a cool contrast with a dress or skirt, or you can even embrace the rocker vibe and pair them with leather trousers. Sleek and elegant.
They are perfect for running errands around the city — because, well, have you seen how comfortable and versatile they are? For that reason, many stars love the ease and simplicity of flat slide sandals. Actors like Kangana Ranaut use them for a spontaneous, casual, and relaxed gym look. Slides pair perfectly with everything from yoga pants and sports bras to breezy dresses and airport separates. And yes, you can even wear them to dinner — just choose a more elegant style featuring some embellishment, maybe. Most of the time, celebs are decked out in a glam look, but when they arrive at their gym or the airport, they couldn't be more dressed-down. Kareena Kapoor Khan is one celebrity, who is not only loving them and wearing them, but she's also repeating them. So, whether you’re going to the mall or have family outings planned, swap your time-consuming ankle-wrap sandals and heavy sneakers for a pair of comfortable, carefree, and cool slides.
They have won Bollywood's attention and Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha are a few of the latest stars to join the club. From the airport to the streets, the humble kolhapuris have been everywhere, and they’ve been styled in so many ways that it’s getting hard for us to keep track. That’s why we don’t need to sell you on how versatile they are — let these fashion-forward celebs simply show you. Use them to add a playful and sophisticated indie touch to your outfit. Embellishments make them perfect from day to night.