Say ‘Yes’ To D’Orsay


Shoe aficionadas everywhere, meet the season’s most coveted shoe:  the D’Orsay flat.  Pronounced door-say (excuse the fancy name!), this is one shoe that you’ll want to have in your closet come fall, if not sooner.

If you’re a self-proclaimed shoe girl, then odds are you’ve already become acquainted with the D’Orsay flat.  Maybe I’ve been living under a rock these past six months or have somehow turned a blind eye to the most gorgeous shoe of the moment, but I assure you the D’Orsay is now on my radar.  Combining all of my favorite elements – a pointy toe, flat sole and “vamp” cutout – the D’Orsay is sophisticated in every way.

Whether you’re shopping at Saks or Urban Outfitters, you’ll have no trouble tracking down a pair of D’Orsay flats.  Suitable for every budget, here are five pairs that I can’t take my eyes off of!

  1. Jenni Kayne Leather Lattice D’Orsay Flat- Queen Bee of the D’Orsay, Jenni Kayne is singlehandedly responsible for bringing these flats back into vogue.  Just take a look at the repertoire of styles, colors and designs that she offers (it’s pretty extensive!).  From denim to printed silk, it’s everything you could imagine, and more.  I especially like this black leather sandal/flat which is both classic and timeless.
  2. Jeffrey Campbell Lovins Ballet Flats- If you’re looking for a Jenni Kayne D’Orsay lookalike without the hefty price tag, then these leather Jeffrey Campbell ballet flats are a fantastic alternative.  The sweet ankle strap will elevate any outfit, whether it’s a pair of cuffed denim shorts or a silk skirt.  Coming in at nearly one-fourth of the cost, they’re practically a steal!
  3. Lovins Glitter Flats- Yet another goodie from Jeffrey Campbell.  I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a pair of shoes that just makes you happy.  Maybe I’m a tad biased, but I don’t know how it could get any better than this pink D’Orsay dipped in glitter.
  4. Dolce Vita D’Orsay Flats- For your day-to-night option, look no further than these red patent leather D’Orsay flats that double as sandals.  The red complements the tan flawlessly for an edgy, yet practical, summertime staple.  Think of it as your new neutral!
  5. Studio Flats in Mint- As far as budget-friendly options go, these faux suede D’Orsay flats in mint will fit right in with your brighter ensembles.  Cue in your lemon yellow pencil skirt and black-and-white striped blouse – talk about a perfect match!  At only $38, surely your wardrobe can use a little extra dash of colour!


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  • Reply August 3, 2013

    Zoe Bjornson

    I bought a pair of the Chinese Laundry D’Orsay flats in black leather and they have been my go-to flats of the summer. They’re perfect for work and also look great with a pair of cut-offs. Unfortunately mine have scuffed a bit, but I am looking forward to my next pair!