Feature Image{Mini Miller Flat by Tory Burch in Bright Navy. I’m in love.}

Sometimes I think that flats are just as commanding as heels. They obviously don’t show off your legs as well as a heel does, but there is an arresting feeling I get when I see a woman impeccably dressed in a wool jacket, turtle neck, skinny pants, lots of tinkly bracelets and signature flats. When I see a woman dressed like that, she oozes power and sophistication. The exact same outfit with heels would look forced, like you were trying too hard. Flats also send a message of speed: “Get out of my way sista, I’ve got places to go.” Here is a roundup of the essential flats that every woman should own. No, not all Imelda. Pick your favorite.Ballerine U-Cut Cap-Toe Flat, Black/Golden{Ballerine U-Cut Cap-Toe Flat by Roger Vivier $775.00 via Bergdorf Goodman}

This shoe may be timeless. You’ll only cry once.
Emmie Flats by Lucky Brand{Emmie Flats by Lucky Brand $59.00 via Zappos and ships free}

There are many colors to choose from in this flat! I would literally fold these up and stick them in my bag when I go into the city, I always like to have an extra pair of shoes in case my feet need some relief from walking. When I look at these shoes I feel like I could fly through the day.

http://www.bluefly.com/roger-vivier-pink-patent-leather-buckle-ballerina-flats

{Patent Leather Buckle Ballerina Flat by Roger Vivier via Bluefly}

Vince Camuto Ellen Flat{Ellen Flats in Moonrock Leather by Vince Camuto $78.95 via Nordstom and ships free}

I’m loving a little gun-metal metallic, I’d pair these with a pair of skinny black jeans or leggings.

Rae Flats by Sam Edelman

{Rae Flats in Leopard by Sam Edelman $120.00 via Lord & Taylor}

If you follow my blog, you know how much I love leopard print. These would look amazing with red or royal blue corduroy jeans!

Raleigh Ballet Flat by Tory Burch

{Raleigh Ballet Flat in Cerise & Gold by Tory Burch $265.00 via Tory Burch}

Tory Burch is the Queen Bee of Flats so I have favorited several of hers. In my opinion, everyone needs a little red shoe in their wardrobe. Wear these with all black, red lips and lots of gold jewelry. No one will be able to take their eyes off you.

Caroline Ballet Flat by Tory Burch

{Caroline Ballet Flat in Camellia Pink by Tory Burch $225.00 via Tory Burch}

Sweet right?

Blue Flats by Betsey Johnson{Blue Flats by Betsey Johnson $79.95 via Zappos and ships free}

Date night. Concert. Anytime you’re craving a little sparkle.

Valentino Rockstud Patent Ballerina

{Rockstud Patent Ballerina Flat by Valentino $745 via Bergdorf Goodman}

I love her taller sister too.

Gucci slip on

{Princetown Slip-On Loafer by Gucci $1,800.00 via Nordstrom}

Gucci runway

Do you take this to a pet salon for cleaning?

http://www.zappos.com/stuart-weitzman-avatass-black-suede

{Avatass Black Suede Loafer by Stuart Weitzman $395.00 via Zappos}

I’m torn between suede and patent leather when it comes to a loafer. I see loafers as more of a cooler weather shoe, so I guess I have my answer. Suede.