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TREND ALERT: Move Over Ballet Flat – The D’Orsay Is Here!

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TREND ALERT - The d'Orsay Flats

Definition: A d’Orsay style flat is a woman’s shoe in which the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe cup, and the sides are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. The d’Orsay is often referred to as the two-piece flat, but I like to call it “the bikini of the shoe world”. With just a toe and heel cup, it feels like something between a sandal and a flat.

Not since Isabel Marant’s “Dicker” boot has a shoe taken the world by storm like Jenni Kayne’s D’Orsay. Arguably the sexiest non-heel to date, the pointy-toed flat flashes more skin than your average loafer and shows more sophistication than a ballet slipper.  Luckily for us, other brands were quick to create their own version of Kayne’s D’Orsay flat (hurrah!) which means an abundance of d’Orsay styles and colours, that are totally affordable!

Here’s a few of my favourite bargain-buy and splurge-worthy d’Orsay flats…

ASOS Two Part Multi Print Flat Shoes NZD$36.14

ASOS Two Part Multi Print Flat Shoes NZD$36.14

Number One Shoes Iris print Flat $29.99

Number One Shoes Iris print Flat $29.99

Number One Shoes Black Iris flat $29.99

Number One Shoes Black Iris flat $29.99

Overland Isabella Anselmi Demi NZD $159.90

Overland Isabella Anselmi Demi NZD $159.90

My absolute faves (and a fab copy of the Isabel Marant shoe) from www.heels.com Chinese Laundry 'Easy Does It' Rose Gold d'Orsay $59.99

My absolute faves (and a fab copy of the Isabel Marant shoe) from www.heels.com Chinese Laundry ‘Easy Does It’ Rose Gold d’Orsay $59.99

Glassons Pointed Toe Flats in Camo $34.99

Glassons Pointed Toe Flats in Camo $34.99

The Iconic Quebec Flat $39.95

The Iconic Quebec Flat $39.95

Zara pointed flats $89.00

Zara pointed flats $89.00

TIP:  Some d’Orsay flats have a small piece of elastic across the inside back of the heel (for example the Glassons flats) and unfortunately this can rub and be a little painful.  I’ve cut the elastic out of mine and put some ‘gel heel grips’ in place of the elastics and now they’re super comfy!

Ange xx
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2 Comments

  1. Sophie ♥ (@nanawintourblog)

    March 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I love these shoes and it’s greta to know other brands have done them too, especially since the Zara ones are harder for us to track down. I love the New Look and Rose Gold versions.

    • Gurlinterrupted

      March 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      I have a confession…. I bought the Number One Shoes pair (monochrome), the Glassons ones (in black), and the rose gold Chinese Laundry ones (which are selling out world-wide right now YOIKES!) xx

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