Thanks to the likes of Muiccia Prada, Derek Lam and Vena Cava there's a new shoe silhouette stepping into the sandal scene. A hybrid of flats and platforms, the flatform is ELLE's favourite nod to the 1970s and the official power pairing of the season.
Marrying the comfort of flats with the height of heels, you get the inches without the agony. However, the return of the practical shoe isn't as simple as it seems and styling can be an issue. For the chicest sartorial statement keep it casual and team with tailored denim and a plain tee. Add some low-key glamour with a wide-brimmed hat and an embellished cardigan and finish off your look with hoop earrings.