Five go-anywhere flats that are practical enough for fall weather and chic enough for happy hour.

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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.

Mango Ankle-Cuff 
Pointed Toe Shoes, $60
Mango Ankle-Cuff Pointed Toe Shoes, $60

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 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 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 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 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.