Heels—I've never really been into them (I know, I work at a fashion magazine), but I'm being serious. I am exceptionally more comfortable when my feet are low to the ground rather than on mini stilts. But besides being friendlier to your feet, flats have become a serious trend on the runway as well as on the street. From sneakers to mules, here are some stylish alternatives to heels that are also great to wear to work.
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1. Chic Sneakers
There is nothing wrong with wearing sneakers to the office every once in a while (check your dress code first)—these are chic enough to let you slide.
2. Itty-Bitty Heels
3. Closed-Toe Mules
Mules are by far my favorite go-to in the morning when I'm deciding what to wear that day. They are the types of grab-and-go shoes that still keep you looking put together at the office.
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4. Classic Flats with a Twist
These flats will still keep your feet comfy, but they all have a little something extra to give your outfit personality. A little glitter or pom-pom never hurt anybody!
5. Preppy Brogues and Loafers
Borrow a bit of style from the boys and pair your denim, slacks, or dress with one of these chic, smart shoes.