A person wearing white VALENTINO GARAVANI Vlogo Moon Pointed Toe Slingback Pump with gold embellishments, arguably one of the best designer flats to invest in, sits on a ledge by a large window. The person's long white dress exposes one leg. City buildings are visible outside the window.

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It’s Official, These Are The Best Designer Flats To Invest In Right Now

Looking for the best designer flats to invest in right now? After scrolling through hundreds of swoon-worthy pairs this week, I have you covered. Below is a specially curated edit brimming with must-have flats for the season ahead. The best part? They’re available to shop right now and will last you for years to come. Keep scrolling to discover your new favorite flats alongside the perfect designer dresses and new season bags I’ve hand-picked to go with them!

Discover the AMINA MUADDI Ane Crystal-embellished Leather Ballet Flats. Adorned with evenly spaced rhinestones, featuring leather lining and multiple rhinestone-encrusted straps crossing over the front, this shoe is known as one of the best designer flats to invest in. It has a square toe and is displayed on a dark background.

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A black BALLY Women’s Ballyrina Criss Cross Ballet Flats with a square toe and thin crossover straps is placed on a textured black and brown tiled floor, showcasing why it ranks among the best designer flats to invest in.

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The Best Black Designer Flats To Invest In

If you only choose one pair of the best designer flats to invest in, make it one of the black styles on the list. Firstly, black flats are incredibly versatile and will remain in style forever. Secondly, depending on the dress code, you can easily style them up or down. So, pairs like the Ballyrina crisscross ballet flats by Bally will play a vital role in your closet. They’re just as ideal for workdays with officewear as off-duty days with a cute day dress, or jeans and a sleek tee. The Camille mini dress by For Love & Lemons will look stunning with these must-have flats. Then, add the Saint Laurent Oxalis raffia macrame shoulder bag to complete this, and more looks in your closet this summer.

So, need something a little more glamorous for your after-dark plans? Look no further than the Ane crystal-embellished leather ballet flats by Amina Muaddi. Firstly, you’ll make a statement in these striking black flats with all-over crystal embellishments and criss-cross ankle straps. Secondly, they’re just as pretty as heels yet certainly more comfortable, you’ll wonder how you lived without them. As for dresses and bags that go with them? Keep your silhouette and accessories simple and let your shoes do all the talking. Hint: the square neck romper by Mare Mare and the Jackie Notte mini crinkled patent leather shoulder bag by Gucci went into my cart the exact same time these shoes did!

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  • GUCCI Horsebit Leather Ballet Flats

    $990
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Vlogo Mesh And Leather Slingback Flats

    $990
  • GUCCI Horsebit GG Canvas Slingback Flats

    $890
  • BALLY Women’s Ballyrina Criss Cross Ballet Flats

    $870
  • MIU MIU Women’s Crochet Cap Toe Ballet Flats

    $1,270
  • MIU MIU Women’s Buckle Ballet Flats

    $1,050
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Vlogo Moon Pointed Toe Slingback Pump

    $990
  • DÔEN Mary Jane Slipper

    $198
  • VERSACE Medusa-plaque Metallic Ballerina Shoes

    $925
  • VERSACE Gianni Ribbon Ballet Flat

    $925
  • JEFFREY CAMPBELL Swan-Lake Lace Flats

    $145
  • PILCRO Woven Flats

    $120
  • AMINA MUADDI Ane Crystal-embellished Leather Ballet Flats

    $1,345
  • ALAÏA Perforated Leather Ballet Flats

    $1,090
  • SAM EDELMAN Michaela Stud Mary Jane Flat

    $160
  • SAM EDELMAN Miranda Mary Jane Flat

    $130
  • GUCCI 15mm Gg Embellished Ballet Flats

    $990
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Rockstud Embellished Mesh Ballet Flats

    $1,350
  • JEFFREY CAMPBELL Silver Mary Jane Shelly Flats

    $160
  • AQUAZZURA Parisina Mesh And Leather Ballet Flats

    $795
  • MALONE SOULIERS Uma Twist Satin Backless Ballet Flats

    $608
  • GIANVITO ROSSI Carla Mary Jane Ballet Flat

    $745
  • AMINA MUADDI Ane Crystal-embellished Satin Ballet Flats

    $897
  • FERRAGAMO Zina Leather Ballet Flats

    $750

Best Summery Designer Flats To Invest In

Warm weather is on the way and we need an overhaul of our summer shoes! Luckily, pairs like the Uma twist satin backless ballet flats by Malone Souliers exist.  Truly, these eternally pretty shoes are the perfect accompaniment to summer dresses. That includes those in your closet and any new ones you plan to add! For the latter, I highly recommend slipping into these shoes and the Wildflower embroidered mini dress by Free People every chance you get. Then, finish off your look with the textured leather shoulder bag by Jill Sander.

Finally, metallics are officially in and the silver Mary Jane Shelly flats by Jeffrey Campbell offer the most stylish way to embrace the trend! So, keep your look light and summery with these shoes, a white mini-dress, and a coordinating bag. Lastly, my top picks are the Asa mini dress by Tularosa and the Vouyou flap shoulder bag by Givenchy for maximum style points.

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A pair of MALONE SOULIERS Uma Twist Satin Backless Ballet Flats (2) with an open back and cross-strap design, considered among the best designer flats to invest in, sits on a light gray surface. A black cable is visible in the background.

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A pair of JEFFREY CAMPBELL Silver Mary Jane Shelly Flats with a metallic, perforated design are placed on a tan background. They have a single strap across each shoe with a small buckle, making them some of the best designer flats to invest in. The shoes appear to be flat and are fashioned in a casual style.

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