This undeniable fashion classic offers year-round wearability—and a stylish break from heels.
1. Zara Soft Leather Ballerinas
A subtle gold sheen makes these rubber-soled leather slippers a sassy alternative to basic nude shoes. Available in three other colors.
To buy: $50, zara.com.
2. ASOS Faith Wide-Fit Al Ankle Strap Flats
A sleek ankle strap modernizes the wardrobe staple and a suede-like fabric in a gentle neutral makes this pair highly compatible with a spectrum of colors, including of-the-moment pastels.
To buy: $34, asos.com.
3. Ann Taylor Claya Leopard Print Haircalf Flats
Elegant calf hair and a rich caramel-brown print make this shoe an exemplar of timeless, ladylike style. Pair it with masculine trousers to add a feminine vibe.
To buy: $118, anntaylor.com.
4. LOFT Scalloped Ballet Flats
Add polish to casual styles with this scallop-edged slip-on. Though the shoe is incredibly lightweight, it has a padded footbed for added comfort.
To buy: $60, loft.com.
5. Talbots Poppy Lace Flat
Feminine and playful, laced leather in an inky blue pairs nicely with dresses for daytime and jeans on the weekend. With memory foam footbeds and a breathable antibacterial lining, this shoe is as smart as it is pretty. Also available in pink and grey.
To buy: $119, talbots.com.
6. J. Crew Gemma Suede Flats With Pom-Poms
Richly hued colors and playful pom-poms are a fresh change from more standard black and browns, while a stacked wooden heel adds an element of chic—and a bit of lift. Also available in green.
To buy: $188, jcrew.com.
7. Pretty Ballerinas Ella Lace Flats