5 flat shoes you need in your wardrobe

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It’s time to overhaul your shoedrobe from Oxford brogues to desert boots because this season we’re head over heels for flats. You don’t need to be as tall as Naomi Campbell to wear them either…

Black Adidas Gazelle Trainers
A nod to football casuals, Adidas trainers were an attainable, affordable shoe for the youth in the Northern England in the 1980s and became a cultural icon. Today Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Olivia Palermo are all fans.

£74.99 from Office Tunbridge Wells, multiple colours available


Friya desert boot in sand suedeOriginating in 1941, the Clarks desert boot has a long history from Egyptian army boot to icon since the 1960s when the Mods adopted the shoe. The desert boot is easily dressed up or down, wear with denim shorts and a t shirt in the summer.

Friya desert boot in sand suede, £150 from Clarks Tunbridge Wells

Fernbrook Chelsea boot
Made from leather and featuring a tomboy square toe as well as a 4.5cm block heel, Fernbrook is a tough-luxe twist on the classic Chelsea boot. An essential shoe for any modern wardrobe, wear tucked in to your skinny jeans or dress down tea dress for an effortless, off-duty look. Fernbrook Chelsea boot, £169, available from Whistles Tunbridge Wells

Leanne mid heel patent black loaferPolish up your preppy pieces, as Carvela Kurt Geiger’s new glossy black patent loafer is built on an easy to wear 25mm heel. Trimmed with traditional tassels at the toe for understated detail, this shoe is perfect going from desk to dinner to disco.

Leanne mid heel patent black loafer, £99 from Kurt Geiger at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells


Faye Oxford shoes in blackRevisiting their iconic Oxford brogue, crafted from polished Italian leather and updating it for the modern wearer the Faye Oxford shoe comes with a softly rounded toe and tassel trims on the laces for that standout touch.

Faye Oxford shoes in black, £169 from Hobbs Tunbridge Wells

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