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10 Fun flats for moms on the go

With everything it takes to raise children, it may be hard to remember to spend time on yourself. But being busy does not have to be synonymous with dressing poorly. These 10 flats contain all the workings of a shoe that can keep up with your every demand.

Loafing around

Even the most basic “mom uniform” becomes something a bit more refined with the right pair of loafers.

Loafing Around

Product picks

J. Crew Darby Loafer, $150; Jeffrey Campbell Martini Loafer, $165; Sam Edelman ‘Alvin’ Flat Nude Leopard, $150

loafing clothes

How to wear them

Take a simple cotton skirt and T-shirt and, instead of reaching for a pair of sneakers or flip-flops, go with loafers to add an air of sophistication that would make even cotton sweats look polished.

A little pick-me-up

A flat heel — is there such a thing? Turns out there is, and it makes a surprisingly excellent choice for active moms, because it gives you all the height without all the pain. Fendi, Prada, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and more high-end designers are opting for this new take on the quintessential women’s heel.


Product picks

Jellypop Budapest, $30; ASOS Moscow Flatforms, $75; Topshop Hanna Flatform Sandals, $64

Platform clothes

How to wear them

On any occasion when you would normally wear a heel or sandal, choose a flatform instead. The best clothing to pair it with? A simple sundress or maxi dress. A maxi dress may intimidate some, but in reality, it’s a mom’s best friend. It doesn’t restrict movement when you’re running around with kids, and it’s perfect for hectic mornings — put on the dress and you’re ready for a busy day ahead. A flatform has the ability to make a typical outfit into something a bit more put together and very trendy.

The new and improved Mary Jane

Take a classic Mary Jane out of the standard schoolgirl persona and into a whimsical, fashionable adventure with metallic detailing and unexpected cutouts.


Product picks

Sole Society Mary Jane Ballet Flat, $50; Homemade Ice Cream Flat in Mint, $76

Strappy sandals

The go-to choice for busy moms may be the boring and tired flip-flop, which is usually not the most convenient option for an on-the-go lifestyle. Instead, invest in a quality sandal in a neutral color with ankle straps that will incorporate into many outfits within your wardrobe while staying attached to your feet.


Product picks

Zara Block Sandal with Ankle Strap, $90; Aimee Metallic T Bar Gladiator, $36

Strappy Shoes clothes

How to wear them

There’s that simple outfit a mom can turn to for a quick and easy way to look presentable: khaki shorts and a blouse. But all can be lost with the wrong shoe. A strappy Mary Jane or gold sandal brings this ensemble to a dressier level.

Whimsical splurges

Whimsical Splurges

Product picks

  • RED Valentino Cherry Print Ballerina Flats, $295
  • Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flat, $595
  • Jeffrey Campbell Pencil Me In Flat, $98

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