I have been searching for one pair of 'wear with everything' flats for 3 months. Not passively either. I have been actively searching department stores, boutiques, outlets, vintage shops, the internet, for a pair of beautiful shoes that go with everything and have absolutely no heel whatsoever.
Something classic but cool. Ballet flats feel too girly,somehow not modern. I love velvet slippers but they also have a preciousness about them.
That's when I came across the Doc Marten, low ankle, lace-up shoe. So fundamentally unsexy and off trend that they're cool. Reactions have been mixed: a girlfriend of mine remarked that these are the shoes chefs wear in the kitchen, cool. Because they're unisex the get a seal of approval from guys. Granted men won't find these sexy but they can respect it.
I've been wearing them with everything for 2 weeks. My favourite look so far: paired with a sexy spaghetti strap black mini dress. The severity of the shoes offset the skimpiness of the dress and I just felt perfectly comfortable and cool.
What flats will you be wearing all fall?