Over the past decades, the pointed flats have come and gone numerous times, their most memorable appearances being closely related to the iconic Audrey Hepburn gifting them with a brand new identity in the 1950s-60s, and their dominating the 1980s fashion scene once again, barring the same poignant attitude. The last couple of years may have announced the return of the pointed flats in a subtle way, but it was the 2014 fashion trends to finally embrace their sharpness and mark their absolute comeback.
While chic and comfortable, this shoe style is still perceived with some kind of animosity, clearly stating that it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. But despite all that, the spring 2014 fashion shows made a case in proving that these flats can look extremely sophisticated and sleek when worn the right way.
After the break, we introduce you to the most prominent styles to have walked the runways, while offering you tips on how to wear them during the upcoming season.
Pointy flats for spring 2014
Redefining the day-to-night chic, pointy flats for spring 2014 come updated with a modern flair and a sharper sensibility. Reimagined in fresh designs that span from edgy, to utterly feminine and downright luxurious, they offer a polished alternative to the pretty round toed ballet flats. In both their more simple and gorgeously detailed renditions, the pointy flats promise the same thing: to help you make a fashionable statement, while placing comfort above everything else.
Pointy flats at Jenni Kayne, S/S ’14
If you plan on refreshing your shoe collection for spring and summer 2014, you can be sure that the pointy flats would make for a great addition. Seek inspiration on the runway and keep an eye out for:
Nothing speaks of luxury louder than precious gold tones adorning the most delicate of pointy toe flats. Embellished with exquisite floral appliques, or dainty bows, they are ready to dress up even the most basic of spring and summer outfits, braving the day and emphasizing the night.
Pointy flats at Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana, S/S ’14
Easy, understated but so incredibly sleek, the classic black pointy flats talk about iconic styles with a twist. At Honor, iridescent sparkles and double barrettes updated the chic staple, while at Dolce & Gabbana a lace inspired style kept things relevant and super-pretty.
Pointy flats at Honor and Dolce & Gabbana, S/S ’14
Nude vs. Floral.
When it comes to making a smart pointy flat investment for spring and summer, suffice to say you can’t go wrong neither with a minimalist, nude approach, nor with a bolder floral design. The thing to keep in mind is your personal wardrobe’s overall vibe for the season, deciding in terms of what would best work in complementing your day-to-day style.
Pointy flats at Narciso Rodriguez and Oscar de la Renta, S/S ’14
Playful dots & stripes.
Where a basic and minimalist pointy toe flat fails to deliver, perhaps some frisky polka dots, or some colorful stripes have a better chance in making that ultimate fashionable impression both fun and playful. There’s no limit to the variety of options available for the season, as proven by Ruffian and Tanya Taylor.
Pointy flats at Ruffian and Tanya Taylor, S/S ’14
How to wear your pointy flat shoes.
If you want to create a longer leg line helped by your choice of footwear, but you’re not mad about wearing heels, trust the pointy flats to help you achieve that same effect. Regardless of the shoe style you’re ready to commit to, an all-white outfit will only highlight the pointy flats’ signature sophistication, by keeping things incredibly light and ethereal.
Pointy flats at Oscar de la Renta, Honor and Tanya Taylor, S/S ’14
In between redefining the school-girl chic, embodying the pure femininity and evoking a quiet elegance for spring and summer 2014, you won’t be surprised to find the pointy flats imbedded at the core of any aesthetic that cares to maintain its relevance in a remarkable manner. Keep in mind that the pointy flats look fantastic when paired to both pencil and flared midi skirts or dresses, short A-line skirts, flowy maxi’s, tapered trousers, shorts and skinny jeans.
Pointy flats at Honor, Dolce & Gabbana and Narciso Rodriguez, S/S ’14
From the minimalist, to the studded and from the colorful to the black and white, here are some of the key pointy flats styles just perfect for spring and summer 2014:
Shop the trend: Jimmy Choo Attila patent-leather ballerinas at Matches Fashion; Michael Kors Ella studded python-effect leather point-toe flats at Net-a-Porter; Gianvito Rossi Metallic leather point-toe flats at Net-a-Porter; Christian Louboutin Paulina point-toe flats at Matches Fashion; Valentino Rockstud’ ballerina at Farfetch; Giambatista Valli weed flat at Farfetch.