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The 10 Commandments of Wearing Flats

Give it a rest. Your soles will thank us.

Sure, we’ve repeatedly told you how heels are a game changer: they instantly elongate your legs, give you a perkier butt, and even compel cute guys to help you out. BUT here’s the truth: sometimes, the high isn’t worth the pain.

So, we turn to our trusty flats to save the day. We got Alyssa Valdez, team captain (and MVP!) of back-to-back UAAP volleyball champions, the Ateneo Lady Eagles, to show us how to ditch your heels in style.  

1. Play with colors and patterns 

Mix up hues and patterns, but keep things in the same color palette so your outfit will still look coordinated. 

2. Experiment with shoe styles 

Play around to know what works for you. Add a bit of height with flatforms, or go crazy with colorful loafers and clogs. Live a little and have fun!

3. Dress for the occasion 

A trusty pair of flats can take you from the office to the weekend market to a wild night of dancing with your girlfriends. Don’t be that girl sitting in the corner of da club because she couldn’t dance in her killer heels. #NotCool #FOMO

4. Stay classy in classics 

They’re called classics for a reason: They work. Don’t doubt the formula. Plus, a nude shoe lengthens the leg.

5. Choose your pants wisely 

Worried about looking short? A pair of flats in the right color can help you work with the length of your pants.

6. Pick styles that reflect your personality 

Girly bows, tiny hearts, or studs give your flats the oomph they need to stand out. 

7. Mind your skirt length 

Pay attention to the amount of skin you want to expose. Mini and mid-thigh skirts can be paired with closed flats, while midi and maxi skirts will look better with sandals that show off your pretty pedi.

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8. Find The One 

Let’s be real: no matter how much you love your high heels, there’ll always be that one pair of go-to flats that you bring with you wherever you go. Make sure they’re versatile enough to pair with ~anything~ in your closet! 

9. Don’t excessorize. 

Skip the bling when you’re wearing busy prints and brights; you want these eye-catching details to be the star of the outfit (aside from you!). See how Alyssa is wearing a neutral shirt and a top bun to balance off her skirt and shoes?    

10. Comfort is key 

Girl, let's get real. You’ll look so much hotter when you can actually walk properly. #JustSayin Take it from Alyssa, her busy lifestyle calls for comfort all the time so she never fails to take a pair of comfy and stylish flats with her.

So how about owning a pair that’ll take you from your beach trip this summer to a rainy day in July? Shop a pair of these stylish waterproof Mel for Melissa flats at Zalora, Verao Robinsons Metroeast, Shoe Salon, Rustan's Glorietta, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Gateway, The SM Store in SM fairview, SM North EDSA, and SM Makati, Landmark Trinoma, and Landmark Makati. P.S. Get more style tips and inspo on their Facebook and Instagram page!