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Flats are a necessity for me at any time of the year. I wish I could be that woman who prances around in heels like I was born to walk in them. Or like Victoria Beckham and others have said, “I walk better in heels than I do flats.” I’m not that gal. Give me a good pair of flats and I’m in heaven. I’ve rounded up my top five picks for this fall, including some that are available in wide width. I never realized how hard those are to find, especially cute ones, but since a reader mentioned it to me, I’ve begun searching. Read on for my picks!
1. Naturalizer – Simonette Mule (comes in narrow and wide!) | 2. Sole Society – Pollina |
3. Rockport – Total Motion Adelyn Ankle (comes in narrow and wide!) |
4. simply be – Rhea Knot Point (wide) | 5. Sam Edelman – Rodney Pointy Toe d’Orsay Flat
My favorite flats lately are mules. I never used to be a fan of them until I got my first pair of Steve Madden ones last year. I was converted. Mules like numbers 1 and 2 are comfortable and easy to slip on. Number 1 has a sleek look that would be equally great for an office setting or going out with a nice pair of jeans. The number 2 flats are girly and pretty with that ruffle. I would pair these flats with either a menswear influenced look (blazer, slacks, maybe a blouse with a neck tie) or an all black look to tone down the hardness of the look.
The Rockport flats (3) are chic and comfortable. I own these and love them. You can criss cross the ankle straps or keep them separate. These are a great alternative to a heel for work, so that you’ll still look professional. Lately, I’ve been liking the look of them with jeans. It’s unexpected for me to wear them like that, but it spruces up the jeans.
The Rhea flats (4) are the only strictly wide option I have here. The color is great especially for fall. It reminds me of when the leaves first start changing and have that orangey color. I’d never seen this website before, so I’m not sure how comfortable the flats are. Sometimes buying cheap shoes isn’t a great idea – some of the ones I’ve gotten have torn up my feet. Hopefully, these won’t have that issue.
The last ones make me happy to look at. These would be gorgeous popping out from jeans, black slacks, or even a black dress/skirt. As you know, I’m a huge fan of Sam Edleman heels, so I’m interested in these flats. I like the d’Orsay style in a flat because it’s a bit ladylike sexy. Yes, those two terms can go together. I like that style more in a flat shoe because your skin won’t pouf out like they do in a heel. They’re also easier to keep on your foot than a mule. I would make sure to have those heel protectors since there’s always some rubbing.
What do you guys think? Are you into flats for fall? Which are your faves or do you have a go-to that’s not on this list? Let me know in the comments!