Five go-anywhere flats that are practical enough for fall weather and chic enough for happy hour.
While chic pumps will likely never fall out of favor, fall is a great time to try on some practical and polished flats, as wet sidewalks and falling leaves make things more slippery.
Here are some picks that are comfortable, while still looking professional. They’re the kind of shoes you want to walk in, work in and have a happy-hour cocktail in. In short, they can go anywhere.
Mango Ankle-Cuff Pointed Toe Shoes ($60 at shop.mango.com). You just may have the coolest shoes in the office any time you wear these edgy showstoppers. A satin finish adds polish while eyelet-covered vegan-leather straps lend an industrial vibe.
J.Crew Tweed Loafer Mules (on sale for $90 at jcrew.com). Add a dash of on-trend tweed to your wardrobe with these prim and polished loafer mules. The slide-on loafer is one of the hottest shoe styles for fall, making these both fashion-forward and practical.
Louise Et Cie Adwin Almond Toe Oxford ($140 at Nordstrom). A refined loafer paired with clean cropped hems or a sleek pencil skirt is a match made in heaven for work or play. This nude leather pair pops with its velvet laces and barely-there heel.
Zara Velvet Backless Shoes with Bow ($50 at zara.com). Rich burgundy color, a velvet knot and faux-fur lining make these some of the most luxe flats around. Pair them with a simple gray suit for a knock-out work outfit, then dress them up at night with a slinky slip dress to look effortlessly cool.
Toms Faded Rose Suede Diamond Embossed Jutti Flats ($84 at toms.com). If you love Toms on the weekend, check out these suede flats from the do-gooder company. A slightly pointed toe and rich rose hue add the polish you want for work without losing any of the comfort.
ShopNW staff contributed to this story.