20 Reasons to Leave Your Heels at Home
When we want to dress up or make an outfit look a little nicer, a pair of sky-high heels is usually the first place we turn. But whether you’re battling blisters, walking a ton, or just bored with your heels at the moment, there are times when a comfortable pair of flats is too good to pass up. Luckily, there are some amazingly fancy flats out there, so your outfits (and feet) don’t have to suffer. Leave your pumps at home and slip on a pair of sophisticated pointy-toe flats, pretty leopard loafers, or chic ballet flats—we’ve got 20 perfect pairs for you to choose from!
Metallic may be the new neutral but you can't treat it like the average pair of brown or black flats. For starters, you're usually going to want to stick to one metallic item per outfit. We suggest trying out one of these fun, shiny pairs. The turquoise loafer-style flat will instantly dress up a pair of white jeans and the gold flats will add just the right amount of shine to printed dresses!
Leopard flats are an absolute wardrobe staple. Whether you're a fan of the ballet flat or the loafer style, these animal-print flats will add a dose of wild style to your look. Slip on the leopard-print loafers with a pair of skinny jeans and a soft black t-shirt for an off-duty model vibe.
Jenni Kayne popularized the D'Orsay flats not too long ago and her chic leather, pointed-toe flats come in a rainbow of rich hues so you'll definitely be able to find a pair you love. And with them, of course, came a host of less expensive options! Pair these perfect-for-summer flats with denim shorts and a sleeveless shirt.
I used to think that loafers or smoking slippers were a little too old fashioned for my taste, but I've definitely changed my mind now that the range of colors and styles has grown so much. You can wear loafers with simple skinny jeans or denim shorts or wear a nicer pair of loafers with a cute dress or maxi skirt. Casual or dressy, these flats will add style to any look!
We couldn't leave out basic black flats—but black flats don’t stop at the basics. Whether they're embellished with a cute cap toe or chic, edgy studded straps, these black flats are far from plain. The color makes them still versatile enough to wear every day, so invest in a pair that will last!