Dear Lucky: How Do I Wear Flats, Oxfords and Low Heels?

Q: I’m seeing a lot of flats, oxfords and low heels. Hooray! Now how do I wear them? What goes with what?—Simone

Lace-Up Oxfords:

They’re tomboy where the ballet is more girly. So: Embrace the boyishness—cropped, not-tight trousers are perfection. Look at pictures from any Thom Browne show, and you’ll get the idea. “The key is your ankles showing,” says Anne. “If the pants were touching the shoes, you’d just look like … a man.”

The other option is to contrast the boyishness with flouncy femininity—in this case (above), a poufy floral skirt. You could also do long and flowy, Anne notes: “Either way, it’s about juxtaposing the boy with the ‘Hey, I’m a girl!’ ”


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