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Tired of Heels? 20 of the Best Fall Flats, From Loafers to Ballerinas

Tired of Heels? 20 of the Best Fall Flats, From Loafers to Ballerinas

December 01, 2018 4:15 PM

by Adetoun Adeyemo

Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, January 1985

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Although fall is best known as boot season, wearing the heavy (and most likely heeled) option on the regular can not only be tiring on the feet, it is not always the best style choice. Luckily, flats now come in more stylish variations than the classic commuter roll-up stashed in your tote. This season, there are plenty of flat-soled items that are not only a comfortably chic option for long days at the office, but just as good for long nights out on the town, too.

The season’s best come as loafers, ballerinas, mules, and Mary Janes in suedes, croc-stamped leathers, and houndstooth print—there’s even a pair with built-in fishnet socks. A glitter-encrusted slipper from Polly Plume is an easy choice for a holiday soiree (complete with a bow on top), while Malone Souliers’s pointed-toe velvet-mesh mules are the flirty shoe you need for date night. Never know what to wear on the weekends? Leave your dad sneakers behind and opt for a starch white loafer to elevate any casual Saturday look. Re/Done’s collaboration with Weejuns is the perfect pair for instant effortless style—and bonus points for a cropped pant and a cute sock sighting.

Whatever the occasion may be, shop 20 of fall’s most worthy flats above.

Office

Photographed by Kim Sebastian, Vogue, September 2013

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Roger Vivier Gommette suede buckle flats, $625, saksfifthavenue.com

Photo: Courtesy of saksfifthavenue.com

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& Other Stories leather oxfords, $149, stories.com

Photo: Courtesy of stories.com

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Stella Luna classic houndstooth loafers, $325, shopbop.com

Photo: Courtesy of shopbop.com

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Charles & Keith ankle-strap flats, $49, charleskeith.com

Photo: Courtesy of charleskeith.com

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Everlane V slingbacks, $95, everlane.com

Photo: Courtesy of everlane.com

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Date Night

Photographed by Greg Harris, Vogue, December 2014

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M.Gemi Abbracci flats, $248, mgemi.com

Photo: Courtesy of mgemi.com

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Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt mules, $585, shopbop.com

Photo: Courtesy of shopbop.com

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Aquazzura animal-print pointed-toe ballet flats, $825, modaoperandi.com

Photo: Courtesy of modaoperandi.com

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Repetto Cendrillon ballet flats, $325, repetto.com

Photo: Courtesy of shopbop.com

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Attico Anita ballet flats, $597, farfetch.com

Photo: Courtesy of farfetch.com

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Weekend

Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, August 1998

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COS slip-on leather sneakers, $190, cosstores.com

Photo: Courtesy of cosstores.com

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Re/Done + Weejuns Whitney stamped-leather penny loafers, $345, barneys.com

Photo: Courtesy of barneys.com

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Birkenstock Boston clogs, $140, nordstrom.com

Photo: Courtesy of nordstrom.com

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Margaux demi flats in saddle, $145, margauxny.com

Photo: Courtesy of margauxny.com

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Bally Janelle leather slippers, $650, modaoperandi.com

Photo: Courtesy of modaoperandi.com

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Party

Photographed by Karim Sadli, Vogue, April 2014

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Polly Plume Bonnie Bow ballet flats, $350, farfetch.com

Photo: Courtesy of farfetch.com

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Rochas embellished satin mule, $820, modaoperandi.com

Photo: Courtesy of modaoperandi.com

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Aeyde beau flats, $200, modaoperandi.com

Photo: Courtesy of modaoperandi.com

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Mango zebra leather shoes, $100, mango.com

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Casadei netted pump flats, $1,190, farfetch

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Published: 01/12/18

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