Red polka dot flats

These feet
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Heels aren't always a mom's best friend, especially in the summer. Who needs heels to look chic and trendy? Here are my fave five flat trends for moms!

I spend my summers chasing four boys around. We're at the park, at the pool, at the beach, at the library, in the backyard, at the ice cream shop, at the amusement park... we're everywhere. Keeping up with these boys keeps me on my toes. There's no such thing as putting my feet up to relax. I'm constantly dressed for on-the-go! And, putting it simply, wearing heels isn't so easy.

In the summer, I'm a flats girl. All. The. Way.

I can thank William (age 7), Alexander (age 6), Benjamin (age 5) and Henry (age 4) for that one.

I know that flats aren't the "sexiest" shoes to wear, but they can be chic and very trendy. I've become a "mom pro" at making sure I'm finding the most fabulous flats to wear in the spring/summer because as much as I want to wear gorgeous high espadrilles, they just don't make sense in my daily mom-life. I need to be ready to make a mad dash after a child in seconds, and I can't do that in 3-inch heels (I reserve my heels for date night with my husband!).

So what kinds of flats are chic and trendy for the summer and fabulous at the moment for moms?

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Here are my 5 fave flats right now for moms:

Yellow Flats

Yellow flats

Bold and beautiful colors are trending right now. I LOVE yellow flats because they grab attention and are true statement pieces. I personally love wearing my yellow flats with green cargo pants and a navy blue tee. It's a simple outfit, but it makes my shoes pop! Not to mention, you're also bringing in the color blocking trend, too with the combination of colors.

Polka Dot Flats

Polka dot flats

Polka dots are such a timeless and classic trend, but this year we're seeing more polka dots than ever before. They're everywhere -- scarves, bathing suits, blouses, hair accessories, etc. I love that polka dots have been brought to shoes, too. Polka Dot flats paired with a basic pair of jean capris and a tank work beautifully!

Espadrilles

Espadrilles

Just because you don't want to wear 3-inch tall ones doesn't mean you can't wear them. Go with a gorgeous pair of flats! I love the look of espadrilles; they exude summer and vacation and resort wear. I love pairing them with a sundress or maxi dress in the summer. They're so comfy, yet so fabulous! My advice, find a pink pair at J.Crew!

Patent Leather Thongs

Patent leather thongs

I have to admit, these are my all-time faves this summer. They're a "fancy" way of dressing up a basic thong. I think they are so fashionable and so chic. These can easily be dressed up or dressed down, and I think it's essential for every mom to have these kinds of flats in their summer wardrobes! Plus, they're so shiny!

Jellies

Jellies aren't just for little girls! Oh, yes -- mamas, grab a pair and go with it! I love the chic and relaxed feel and look of them. They're absolutely summer-ready and just a fabulous option to toss on with shorts and a tank. Not to mention, they're waterproof -- can't get much better than that in the summer (especially with kids!).

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Comments on "MommyStyle: 5 Ways to look chic with flats"

Nancy @LiveaSavoryLife March 09, 2013 | 6:19 AM

These are truly cute, but where's the support? When my children were younger, I selected my footwear for the day based on the support needed. More often than not, that meant sneakers or a good pair of loafers. Cute unstructured flats just do not provide the support many real people need.

Emma June 07, 2012 | 3:54 PM

I love flats. They are so versatile and can be really chic. I love the bright yellow, a bright shoe is always so fun! And The polka dot would be perfect day to night. I am not a fan of jellies. They aren't cute or comfortable! But heels are definitely reserved for date night ;)

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