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From standout flats to sophisticated slides, the new-season footwear is ready to redefine your look.
When it comes to buying shoes, it’s hard to choose just one pair. That’s why we’ve rounded up these fancy flats that are easy on the eyes, the feet (a.k.a. comfortable) and the wallet.
TIP: When styled with a flowing dress, masculine flats provide a Tomboy twist on the feminine look.
IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE: Loafers are having a moment right now. If we had to name one “it” shoe, it would be this conservative yet versatile style.
STATEMENT-MAKER: Let raspberry d’Orsay flats add instant impact to any outfit. One bold accessory is all it takes!
(Clockwise from top) Patent oxfords, $50, callitspring.com. Vegan-suede Mary Janes, $75, aldoshoes.com. Vegan-leather loafers, $35, hm.com/ca. Suede d’Orsay flats, $27, oldnavy.ca. Leather flats, $115, whbm.com.
For every teetering, feel-like-you-might-roll-an-ankle stiletto out there, there’s a truly comfortable style you can walk for miles in: an ankle boot with a block heel. The thicker option means less wobbliness, especially when strutting across rough terrain.
THE VERSATILE PICK: Go with more interesting styles (studs, velvet, faux snakeskin) that can take you from office to evening without missing a step.
KEEP IT INTERESTING: Think of an embellished-heel bootie like the exclamation point at the end of a dramatic sentence—it makes a statement.
No time for fussy straps or buckles? Try these transitional shoes that are part loafer and part slide. Put your best foot forward in one of these hybrid styles—from ruby faux croc to embroidered suede—that exemplify the effortlessly chic esthetic.
WHY SLIDE: This slip-on style combines the comfort of a slipper with the sophistication of a classic loafer.
MAKE A STATEMENT: Put a swing in your step with these embroidered-suede slippers. They’ll bring a strong finish to both a cropped pair of pants and dark denim.
STYLING TIP: Skip socks or hosiery when wearing backless loafers. Donning either will look clunky, plus nylons will make these shoes slip right off.