Sarah Flint Keeps Her Stylish Feet on the Ground

Sarah Flint

Sarah Flint. Courtesy of the designer.

New York designer Sarah Flint is known for chic, wearable footwear—like kitten heels and flats—that feel fresh and modern. Appropriately, the 25-year-old has personal style on par with her burgeoning brand. Here, Flint offers her tips on where to shop, how to dress for evening, and the secret to holiday shopping.

Define your style in three words:
Timeless, feminine, elegant.

Daily uniform:
Skinny jeans, boyfriend blazer with a Sarah Flint kitten heel or an A-line dress with booties or a sandal.

Greatest hits:
A pair of vintage Max Mara high-waist trousers, my Lisa flats, a black snakeskin belt my mother bought in Italy when she was 16.

Preferred footwear:
Flats or kitten heels.

Finishing touches:
The most incredible Borsalino hat I bought in Milan this fall. An antique filigree gold ring my sisters bought for me. My enormous black Fendi 2Jours tote that holds everything including shoe changes.

Nighttime look:
My go-to event look is anything amazing and vintage, like the black Valentino gown I have. Going out more casually, I revert back to skinny jeans, a t-shirt and a boyfriend blazer dressed up with a higher bootie.

Best recent discovery:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner. I literally do not have to use other products after washing my hair with it!

Favorite stores:
ABC Carpet & Home, Barneys New York, Fishs Eddy.

Style pet peeve:
Open toe shoes and stockings.

Style icons:
Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly.

Last purchase:
Long underwear for skiing over New Year’s!

Lusting after:
The most amazing Cathy Waterman band.

Favorite haunts:
Cafe Cluny, Buvette, Bemelmans Bar, Frick Museum

What's always in your bag:
ChapStick and snacks!

Holiday shopping secret:
Write down ideas as you have them during the year.