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First, the good news: Stiletto heels for your cocktail or red-carpet look are sort of over, unless you’re going for that underage Sunset Boulevard clubgoer vibe. Going-out flats—shoes that are a little more glittery, laced-up or embellished than your workaday ballet flats—are all the rage. Now the bad news: It’s hard to choose between them. Here’s our pick of the chicest new styles.


Seriously, it’s a shiny loafer with mouse ears—basically the footwear equivalent of the life of the party.

Topshop ($30)

Patent Leather

Swarovski crystals and a huge jewel button turn anything from a dress to jeans and a silk blouse into an event.

Miu Miu ($950)


Silvery leather pumps with satiny laces to tie around your ankles, all ballerina-style? It?s like we?re seven years old again and playing dress-up.

Zara ($70)


There?s a lot going on: Rose-tone glitter, an ankle strap and a cutaway-arch design. Pair them with a simple LBD.

Steve Madden ($70)           

Laser Cut

Pointy and practically see-through from the geometric laser cutouts, these would pair well with any minimalist sheath.

Mango ($50)


Italian-made and adorned with a crystal buckle. We’d wear these with a breezy evening slip now and with tights and our holiday ensembles forever.

Manolo Blahnik ($955)


Made just like a man’s shoe—if that man was Elton John circa 1978. These would look amazing with some flowy evening pajamas.

Anine Bing ($499)


These blue lace slippers have their own brooch and are so ?grandma chic,? they?re practically edgy.

Dolce & Gabbana ($845)

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