chanel-flats.jpgThese aren't ordinary flats - they're Chanel flats, which makes all the difference between a pair of practical, nondescript work shoes and the sort of footwear that's so aspirational it appears in its own photoshoots, like this one.

Chanel's bicoloured ballet slippers are a pleasing take on the classic Cambon style, and have got to be the ultimate expression of laidback chic: you can certainly go to the supermarket in them, or where them with your favourite jeans, but you'll feel just that little bit more special in whatever you're wearing. Expect to pay £££ for a pair like the two-tone beauties above, but these styles do often pop up on Ebay for a little less.