Because cool (and comfy) shoes do exist...
Looking for a pair of the best flat shoes to take your outfit from the office to the bar and beyond? Well, you’re in luck: Flat shoes are totally having a moment right now. Designed for style and comfort, the best flat shoes are the new go-to for fashion girls this season and there’s plenty to choose from both from the catwalk and high street. Whether you’re into classic brogues, the new mules or even the Gucci loafer that has staged quite the triumphant comeback at Fashion Week – there’s a pair of perfect flat shoes for you. And even better news this season is that that the broken back slip-on loafer trend from the summer is still alive and well in the key AW16 trends too.
Whether you’re looking for the next step on from the functional sports-luxe trend or just an injection of practical glamour, flat shoes were the favourite at the AW16 shows, and now they’re everywhere.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re firm believers that every girl should make space for plenty of pairs of flats in her shoe repertoire.
Worried that you’ll struggle to find slip-ons or lace-ups that will give your outfit an extra-special edge? Our round-up proves that flat needn’t mean boring or bland. The new season’s punchy palettes give masculine styles a modern update, while pointed shoes remain a chic option for day-to-day wear.
If you’re trying to stick to a budget, we suggest stopping by high street favourites Mango, Topshop and Zara, who all offer lots of on-trend flats that won’t break the bank. ASOS is another must if you’re desperate to satisfy your shopping craving just before pay-day as well.
If you’re after an investment, we urge you to consider Sophia Webster for some statement-but-totally-irreverent ballet flats, while Jil Sander and Gucci have luxe loafers all wrapped up this season as well.
Scroll on below to shop the best flat shoes both online and on the high street right now…
Sleek and simple, these cherry-coloured COS flats look gorgeous with raw hem light-wash jeans.
One of the labels on everyone’s lips at London Fashion Week, ditch the heels for these perfect party lats this season.
Punky but polished, up your workwear game with these studded flats.
Elevate your workwear with these plush velvet slippers from Jil Sander.
Nail two trends at once with these cool lace up metallic flats.
Elegant enough to replace your usual evening heels and give your feet a break
We love the chic gold-toned heel on these ballet-style flats.
As cosy as they are cool, these Zara mules are a Marie Claire fashion team favourite.
Make these navy loafers to your go-to for a professional and polished finish to your office look.
Bring summer vibes into your autumn wardrobe with these pretty eyelet-detailed flats.
Slick but irreverent, these flats are perfect for anyone who loves quirky details.
These pointed flats mean business. Wear them with cigarette pants and a crisply tailored shirt.
Add a fun flourish to your footwear with these ruffled flats.
Wear these smart silver loafers with wide-leg tailored trousers for a fashion-forward office look.
These nude ballet flats are a chic go-with-everything flat.
Pretty lace-up shoes will add a textural detail to any outfit.
The pumped up flatform heel gives these muted suede loafers a cool edge.
These vibrant sling-backs will add a punchy finish to your look.
A pair of statement flats will break up an otherwise all-black outfit.
Valentino gave velvet slippers get a punky makeover this season.
The latest trend in footwear is to ‘step on’ the back of your shoe. Mango has come up with a genius new style to save you ruining your shoes with these bendable loafers.
The fashion world has fallen hard for Üterque and it’s off-beat take on classic styles. Treat yourself to these jazzy metallic loafers to brighten up your workwear.
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