Thanks to their surprising versatility, smoking slippers are a smart addition to your repertoire no matter what your sensibilities. Take Emporio Armani's opulent velvet rendition, made sophisticated with tassels and a short heel, from the F/W 12 show. They're perfect for offering androgynous contrast to a romantic outfit. These shoes also work well with more casual looks, as Alexa Chung demonstrated last month at London Fashion Week. The style savant's Penelope Chilvers Palm Tree Dandy Slippers ($396) added polish--and whimsical flair--to her cardigan and jeans. Ready to step into your own pair of slippers? Check out our selection now!
On The Market
1. Sam Edelman Alvin Smoking Slippers ($150) in True Khaki
Integrate smoking slippers into your weekend wardrobe by using them as an alternative to ballet flats. Sam Edelman's animal-print pair works well with cropped skinnies and a shrunken sweater for Sunday errands.
2. Tory Burch Fox Velvet Smoking Slippers ($250, 310.248.2612)
Tory Burch gives her plush slippers a playful twist with an embroidered fox face, and a short heel makes these shoes feel more luxe than lounge-y.
3. Alexander McQueen Flower Embroidered Velour Smoking Slippers ($695)
A floral motif injects these menswear-inspired slippers with a little femininity. Play off the colorful embroidery with a bright flared skirt.
4. Nine West Panto2 Slippers ($79) in Black Crest
Complement the preppy theme of Nine West's slip-ons, which are emblazoned with an old-school crest, by teaming them with a striped oxford shirt and Bermuda shorts--an ideal vacation outfit!
5. Rochas Graphic-Print Satin Smoking Slippers ($445)
These elegant smoking slippers come in an understated print that's suitable for your nine-to-five. Finish off the look with a crisp button-down and midi skirt.
6. Miu Miu Slippers ($650) in Red Hibiscus
These fuchsia Miu Miu stunners add a little pep to your tried-and-true neutrals. Coordinate them with a little black dress for a statement-making ensemble.
7. Giambattista Valli Metallic Brocade Stone-Heel Smoking Slippers ($1095)
Crafted from metallic brocade and sporting a bejeweled heel, Giambattista Valli's slippers are glamorous enough for a formal event. Try them with a tuxedo shorts suit for a sophisticated yet fun eveningwear look.--Tiffany Tse
Emporio Armani runway photo, courtesy of Imax Tree; photo of Alexa Chung, courtesy of Splash News.