Are Flats Less Fashionable?

Hello Darlings, Fashion magazines have always made women believe that it's sacrilegious not to love wearing heels, but my question of the day is it just as much a sin to prefer wearing flats? In summer, I really do prefer ballerina flats! While I enjoy wearing heels for cocktails, meetings, and going out, for my everyday activities and errands, I always wear ballerinas or flats.

So my question is: are flats less fashionable? And if so, why?

Personally, I don't understand as to why heels have become such a hyped fashion staple, whereas flats are frowned upon. In my opinion, when worn on a wrong occasion heels ruin a look, and often make you seem as if you're trying too hard.  Yes, heels are fabulous (and do amazing things to your legs) but ballerina flats or classic espadrilles can look just as fabulous.

 I refuse to feel that I am less fashionable for wearing ballerinas. Yes, in the world of style blogging not loving heels can be a major fashion faux pas. But let's be frank, feet swell in the heat and the last thing you want on a long night out on the town is to be stuffed into a pointy stiletto :)

I AM WEARING: Gap Crewneck Pullover // Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Idea Mirror Watch // BCBG Max Azria Sabrina Lace Skirt // Bravo Browns Leopard Flats

Fashion is all about personal style, so if a woman wants to wear cute ballerina flats why should any magazine make her feel any the less fabulous.  My theory is that if I feel adorable in flats or a pair of strap-y sandals then so be it.

Which brings me to my new pair of leopard print ballerina flats! With a simple pullover and a lace skirt they add the perfect pop of color.

I am curious to hear what you think of flats and if in your opinion they are less fashionable than heels?

With Love...

Marta

In Loving Memory

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013