Chances are if you are still wearing shoes from a decade ago they will be ageing you. If you google "ballet flats" all the articles are from 2010. Loafers have moved on to: Nowadays think more "slipper cut" as opposed to those traditional loafers worn by Princes Diana in the minefields.
But the gamechanger of this decade is the Trainer. It modernises everything from a print dress to a suit trouser. For your first pair go for "box fresh" white or offwhite. We are big fans instore here of Superga and love white so much we have 3 versions - canvas, leather and bowling style
My gorgeous Grandmother was ahead of her time. She would have been 105 now but having suffered with MS from her late 40s always wore trainers. Sadly for her trainers were not what they are now - she would have loved the choices we have. Sparkle or suede, leather or canvas - there is something for everyone
Now all you have to do is choose which pair suits you best!