We’re firm believers that every closet can benefit from a good selection of shoes, but there are a few timeless styles that are absolute staples. One style we can’t live without: a traditional pointed toe. It’s a classic, sophisticated shoe that can add a touch of professionalism and elegance to any outfit. Our favorite pointed-toe this season belongs to Coach’s ‘Tabitha’ flats. A minimally embellished pair in dramatic pewter, the Tabitha flats are a modern and stylish version of a completely classic style, which means they look amazing with just about everything in our closet. Here, we’ve styled them three ways, and they look just as fabulous with a chic backpack as they do with a feminine bracelet, making them a true workhorse pair of professional, fashionable flats.
Coach ‘Tabitha’ Flats ($198)
1. Utilitarian: A military-inspired skirt and leather backpack may not be the most obvious pairings for a classic shoe like the Tabitha flats, but that’s what makes this no-frills outfit fabulous. A quilted skirt keeps things sophisticated, not tomboyish. Opting for a relaxed silk blouse rather than a more casual fabric like cotton looks sleek and luxe, but an upgraded backpack and modern watch maintain an edgy, utilitarian quality that can seamlessly transition from day to night.
2. Patterned: Sticking with classic shapes like a shift dress and pointed shoe, provides plenty of room to play with trends like busy prints and color blocking. A printed dress is just the right amount of eclectic when paired with a neutral jacket. And a bag in matching tones keeps this look understated and elegant.
3. Retro: A sweet, vintage-inspired ensemble is the perfect wear-to-work outfit, with none of the dullness professional attire often possesses. A high-waisted skirt and delicately embellished nude blouse are a classic pairing. Adding small, modern details like a colored leather purse and bulky bracelet are just what this outfit needs to stay chic and fashionable, rather than “Mad Men” rip-off.
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