This undeniable fashion classic offers year-round wearability—and a stylish break from heels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty Ballerinas Ella Lace Flats
About as sophisticated as a flat can get, this lace shoe works just as easily for evening as it does for daytime. Pointed toes refine the look, and the lace detailing is surprisingly neutral.
To buy: $229, prettyballerinas.us.