Scan this QR Code to follow PureWow on Snapchat!
PureWow

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.

Flats gold2 728x418

Gold

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

Topshop ($30)

Flats JewelStrap2 728x418

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)

shoe1  1

Lace-Up

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)

Flats glitter2 728x418

Glitter

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)           

shoe3

Laser Cut

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

Mango ($50)

Flats velvet2 728x4181

Velvet

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)

shoe2  1

Oxfords

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)

Flats LaceBlue2 728x418

Lace

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

Dolce & Gabbana ($845)

RELATED: 5 Ways to Wear Party Pants Instead of a Dress

From Around The Web