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Microtrend: Netted + Mesh Flats.

By: Jen Shoop

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Above: Staud Alba flats and Loeffler Randall Leonie flats.



Here again is a niche trend seeded at the top (by the likes of Alaia and Khaite) that we have since watched trickle down to all different retailers at all different price points. Some of my favorite styles at a range of prices collected below:

01. Obsessed with this nude Zara pair. Swipe through to Courtney Grow’s carousel here to see how she styles her similar pair, from Khaite I believe. Upgrade picks: Dear Frances, Khaite, Loeffler Randall (on sale for under $100 in a GREAT pink color here).

02. It was also Courtney Grow who first made me contemplate the high-necked woven jellie look. She’s wearing the now-sold-out The Row Mara; look for less with these.

03. These with a long black dress a la Monica de La Villardière. Too good!

04. Pictured above, these cream ballet flats from Staud have clearly made their way into my wardrobe. I like to wear with jeans for a more casual look or to dress up with a midi. Been on repeat!

05. I love the color and strap on these Loeffler Randall flats, also in my closet. This is my second pair of Leonies and they are THE most comfortable flat right out of the box.

06. I’ve seen the Alaia flats everywhere recently, including on my flight home from Colorado earlier this week (and on the ever-chic Julia Berolzheimer here). Similar pair — for a lot less — here. I think I’ll order the latter. Sometimes I find that buying the less expensive option first and seeing how I actually style / how often I wear can de-risk a bigger investment.

07. Fun Simon Miller crochet flats. Would love to slip these on for a beach vacation.

08. The bow accent on these Le Monde Beryl woven flats is so feminine.

09. This slipper-esque flat by Loro Piana is stunning. My best friend works for LVMH and said that although they often run sample sales for their other high end labels, they never include LP shoes because they sell through so quickly!

10. I love the ankle strap on these Amazon fishnet flats. Would look very Euro-chic with a full skirted dress like this.

11. For a more approachable/conservative take on the trend: these Splendid ballet slip-ons are polished and well-priced.

12. If you’re looking for a flat with guaranteed comfort, these Rothy’s flats have a removable ankle strap and could be styled multiple ways. I know many Magpies are huge devotees of this brand! My mother swears by them for travel.

13. Fun Mary Jane style flat — reminiscent of Alaia, but a little less on-the-nose than the Amazon pair.

14. For my ultra fashion-forward girlies, Christopher Esber’s glitzy netted Minettes have apparently been spotted frequently in The Hamptons this season. My friend Stephanie found and rocks a look for less pair here.

P.S. My favorite summer day dresses.

P.P.S. Petrichor/sunlight.

P.P.P.S. Shop my makeup bag favorites here.

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8 thoughts on “Microtrend: Netted + Mesh Flats.

  1. What a great round up for this shoe type. I didn’t like it at first either, but with these super hot days they seem quite acceptable. I too liked the Steve Madden pair but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I’m baffled as to how a little nothing shoe like this can cost hundreds of dollars.

    1. Same, Cynthia! I feel like the SM ones are a good entry level way to test the waters – encouraging you to twin with me! 🙂

        1. yes, snagged the gold ones – i figured they’re neutral(ish), which felt like a safer way to slip in to the trend. i think they’ll be cute with fall jeans & olive/brown/darker layers too!

  2. Per usual, I’ve gone from seeing this trend and reacting with a “oh NO”, then a few weeks later “huh, that looks kinda cute, but not for me”, to just now purchasing the steve madden ones in this roundup (thank you), ha!

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