How to Get Through the Workweek When You’re So Totally Over Heels
Sometimes your feet just need a break (blister sticks and Band-Aids can only do so much). But when you’re headed to the office, it can feel a bit unnatural to leave the heels behind. Here are six outfits that prove flats can be just as chic as heels—just without all the fuss.
Printed Pants + Layered Blouse + Ankle-Strap Flats
Don’t tuck away your summer flats just yet, because white accessories are ripe for fall. Get a few extra miles out of them by rocking them with straight-leg pants and layers up top for warmth.
Monochromatic Suit + Patterned Flats
We all know by now that head-to-toe red is the standout look this fall. And while we love thebold hue, fire-engine red might be a bit much for the office. Opt for a muted version, like burgundy, for an updated take on classic work-wear suiting. Finish off your look with a pair of printed flats for a hint of contrast.
Turtleneck + Layered Coats + Red Pointed-Toe Flats
What’s black, white and red all over? Your new meeting look. Another way to wear red is concentrated in your accessories (they make a powerful color pop against a black outfit). Finish off the look with a crisp white overcoat atop a leather jacket. The key here is to make sure the jacket hits around your hips and the overcoat comes close to your knees.
Bell-Sleeve Shirt + Wrap Skirt + Loafers
Listen up, pencil-skirt devotees: It’s all about the wrap skirt now. For an office look that’s both sophisticated and fun, tuck in a bell-sleeve blouse (stripes are always a nice choice) and slip your feet into a pair of loafers.
Striped Sweater + Skinnies + Slingbacks
Your striped sweater is practically your second skin in the fall. Play it up with a sleek pair of skinnies and fancy-looking flats for an elevated look (we suggest on-trend slingbacks).
Button-Down + Blazer + Brogues
Androgyny at its finest. Take a page from the boys and slip into a pair of brown leather brogues and straight-leg pants. Finish with a crisp button-down and a maroon blazer for a perfect office look without even a notion of a heel (your feet will thank you).