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4 Easy Ways to Wear Pointed-Toe Flats


A pair of ever-versatile ballet flats is easily one of the most essential items in a college girl’s wardrobe. Round-toe styles are popular on campus and super easy to wear, but pointy flats, with their edgier vibe, can be difficult to pull off and trickier to incorporate into your outfit.

Fortunately, with a little planning and careful selection, pointed-toe flats can become a versatile footwear option in your closet. Curious as to how to wear them? Check out the different outfits below, utilizing four different styles of pointy flats: basic, printed, metallic, and embellished.

Outfit #1 – Job Interview

Pointy Flats Outfit #1 - An Interview
Product Information: Khaki Trench, Peach Pencil Skirt, Tan Slingback Flats, Floral Chiffon Tank, Rose Earrings, Reading Glasses.

We already know that nude-toned shoes lengthen legs; a pointy toe exaggerates the effect even more, for an ultra-flattering look. These slingbacks are professional but still stylish, and offer more comfort than their high-heeled counterparts. When worn with a colorful pencil skirt, classic button-down shirt, and a timeless trench, they give off a professional, put-together vibe.

(As always, be mindful of the industry you’re interviewing in before using one of our job interview outfits – if you’re up for an accounting position, for example, it’s probably best to go more conservative than this!)

Outfit #2 – Running to Class

Pointy Flats Outfit #2 - Running to Class
Product Information: Berlin Tee, Cropped Jeans, Utility Jacket, Chunky Black Beanie, Printed Pointy Flat, Triangular Turquoise Ring.

These multicolored flats have a fun, festive vibe that can be dressed up or down, and come in especially handy when you’re in a hurry. The pointed toe adds polish to a basic tee and jeans ensemble; throw on a statement ring and beanie hat for extra pop.

Outfit #3 – Formal Night Out

Pointy Flats Look #3 - Formal
Product Information: Gold Snake Flats, Gold Statement Necklace, Black Boyfriend Blazer, White Tank, Heart Shaped Watch, Black Silk Shorts.

Formal shorts are a great modern alternative to a cocktail dress for important affairs, but can sometimes be difficult to pair with heels while keeping the look classy. Metallic flats are the perfect solution – these ones add just the right amount of shine, and the pointed toe keeps your legs from looking stubby.

Outfit #4 – Out to Lunch

Pointy Flats Outfit #4: Lunch Date
Product Information: Blue Ruffled Dress, Pointelle Sweater, Pointy Bow Flats, Gemstone Necklace, Cameo Ring, Pearl Headband.

These embellished flats look great with this simple ruffled dress, and could liven up jeans just as easily. A longer tip on this shoe makes the larger bow and side placement an option. Finish the look off with a basic knit cardigan in a neutral tone and a few choice accessories for a look that’s perfect for a fun lunch date.

What do you think?

Do you own any pointy toe flats? Do you think that they’re here to stay, or are just a fleeting trend? What’s your favorite type of pointed flats?

Posted on on February 16, 2011 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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25 Responses to “4 Easy Ways to Wear Pointed-Toe Flats”

  1. 1
    February 16th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I love all of these outfits! This is such a great post. I love posts like these :)

  2. 2
    February 16th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I love this post! I need to invest in a few pair of pointed toe flats for my closet!

  3. 3
    February 16th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    great post… All the outfits are comfortable & cute. Great post cf!!

  4. 4
    February 16th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Ok you’ve made me see the light flats are ok. You’ve given great alternatives to make a girl still feel hot without the heels.

  5. 5
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I actually have been wearing a pair by jessica simpson with the shorter style pants (ankle length). Super cute!

  6. 6
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    great post! each outfit is so different but i find myself wanting them all. also highlights some ways this flats lover has never thought about incorporating her favorite shoe :)

  7. 7
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Great post!! I’m still not completely sold on pointed-toe flats, but I think these outfits are fresh and creative. Good job!

  8. 8
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I’m still not overly fond of pointed flats – I loved all the outfits you created, I would just prefer a round toed flat! Although the “running to class” outfit was definitely my favourite and those flats were pointy but not TOO pointy, so I liked them most. Creative article :)

  9. 9
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I just wanted to say in a non negative way :s that I really dislike when just the links of clothes are given. I like reading through and seeing the store/brand they are without having to click through a link, especially when there are many parts to a shown outfit!!

  10. 10
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    LOVE these outfits, especially the first one, it’s so cute!! :)

  11. 11
    February 16th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you girls for all the great feedback!! I’d wear any of these flats, but like Caitlin, my faves are the printed ones :-)

  12. 12
    February 16th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I LOVE pointed flats… round ones make my already big feet look stumpy.

  13. 13
    February 16th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I LOVE pointed flats. I’m 5’10” and don’t want to wear heels all the time. They’re a great, chic alternative.

  14. 14
    February 16th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I love pointed flats and the outfits you put together are super-cute! Good job :)

  15. 15
    February 16th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Is it only me or does anybody else also think that Outfit 3 and 4 should swap their names (The last outfit looks more like a formal night out to me while the third one look like going for lunch outfit) No?

  16. 16
    February 16th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I love these outfits! But where is the white shirt from on the first outfit? It’s not listed!

  17. 17
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I love pointy toe flats and have been wearing them all the time for years. I have them in so many colors. I hope they are around to stay, but even if they aren’t “in” after a while, I’ll probably keep them in my wardrobe; they really fit my personal style better than round toe flats. I love wearing a dark colored blazer (my favorite one is augergine), a plain white tee, a statement necklace, skinny jeans, and pointy toe flats as a “go to” outfit.

  18. 18
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Vanessa, thanks for pointing that out! It’s the Lightweight Roll-Up Camp Shirt in Bright White, and it’s available at Old Navy.

  19. 19
    February 17th, 2011 at 2:01 am

    i agree with caitlin as far as personal tastes go

    QUESTION: I don’t understand why outfit #1 would be innapropriate for an accounting intervew. is it because of the pink and because its bussiness causal? can somone please explain to me?

  20. 20
    February 17th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Oh ok… i see what Zoe is sayin.
    the author linked to the store and not the item which is slightly inconvient
    also if an item goes out of stock l they usually take off the item page which makes finding product number of item hard. where if you linked directly to the items the page is usually kept. this is significant because when an item is out of stock online does not guarantee its availability instore. And storeclerks cannot search for an item and its available locations without its product number. which can make finding items hard.

  21. 21
    February 17th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Freedom –

    I’m an accounting major who has been going on a lot of interviews, so I can help answer your question. For conservative fields such as accounting and law, it is best to wear a business suit in either black, navy, or gray. Hiring managers in these fields aren’t interested in your fashion sense. They want to see that you’re serious and professional. You might be able to wear that outfit on casual Friday in the summer, but definitely not for an interview. Hope that clears things up!

    Very cute outfit by the way :)

  22. 22
    February 17th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Freedom – We always link to the product pages directly, however sometimes when an item is sold out, the page redirects to the homepage. Some stores have “Out of Stock” pages that show up, but most seem to just redirect users to the homepage when an item is not available. Hope that clears things up!

  23. 23
    February 20th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I love the utility jacket in outfit 2! However I think there is something wrong with my computer because the links don’t work when I click on them (this is always the case with this computer so its not the site’s fault) Can someone tell me what store it is from? Thank you!

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