From the Anna Wintour–approved boot trend to Kate Middleton's favorite fall shoes, it can seem like some of the best shoes out there require a commitment to 4-plus-inch heights. But that's far from the case, which is a particular relief for taller girls like me who can't be bothered to wear anything other than flats.
For instance, Italian brand Luisa Beccaria designed fanciful flats in collaboration with Gia Couture that are as pretty as any heels on the market. Meanwhile, Aquazzura created a fresh take on the cap-toe trend while Bally expertly translated the Middleton-approved velvet shoe trend into wearable flats that are worthy of any holiday party on the horizon. The next time you're tempted to suffer through a day of blisters and heel pain, keep this list handy (your feet will thank you). Scroll down to shop my favorite flats right now.
Prettier than a picnic table.
Velvet always comes back for fall, and these Bally shoes are the perfect version.
You can always rely on Aquazzura for the chicest Italian shoes.
I love these because they instantly dress up jeans and a tee.
Seriously, can you beat the $30 price tag?
When two beautiful brands work together, great things happen.
Ballet flats will never go out of style.
Again, velvet shoes are everywhere for fall.
The mesh panel makes these black mules feel fresh.
Does it get any prettier than these?
Schutz is a great brand for well-made, reasonably priced shoes that touch on all the coolest trends.
White shoes aren't always the most practical, but they're definitely chic.
These shoes will go with everything in your closet—promise.