There are two types of people when it comes to getting dressed: those who create an outfit around a pair of shoes and those who throw on shoes right before walking out the door. I for sure fall into the first group, with a dressing behavior highly focused on my shoe selection. That’s not to say there aren’t days when I flip to the other side of the spectrum—every rule has its exceptions—but I’m fairly reliable here. It’s the reason I’m typically drawn to footwear that I want to show off, truly covetable styles that will make any outfit the best it can possibly be. Of course, comfort and versatility are always key.
Which brings me to today’s story, featuring five fresh flat styles that are worthy of being your key outfit piece—and happen to look great with a pair of skinny jeans. Each style is equally on trend and versatile enough to wear into the New Year, and there’s something for everyone. Do your standard ballet flats need a refresh? I have just the update for you. Looking to swap your slides for something that feels a little more elevated? Everything you need is below, right at your shopping fingertips. The best part, though? A dependable rotation of flats and skinny jeans means you don’t have to care as much about shoes as I do; you’ll benefit from knowing whatever shoes you slip on as you head out the door are stylish as can be.
Keep scrolling to discover five outfit-making flats that will give your footwear collection a stylish lift for fall. Be sure to show us how you’re styling flats and skinny jeans this season by using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing on Instagram.
Emerald green might be our new favorite color for fall.
Jacquemus never fails when it comes to covetable footwear.
Snag these while they are still on sale.
Who knew you'd need baby blue patent leather flats in your life?
Updated Mary Janes
These pretty Mary Jane flats also have a square-toe silhouette.
Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific's collab with Halogen is now available at Nordstrom.
Keep your eye on this new footwear designer.
All the denim!
Animal print is still going strong.
Bright and so bold.
Studs always add an elevated detail.
These look so cozy.
You'll get so much wear out of these textured loafers.
Playful Ballet Flats
Not to play favorites, but these might be at the top of my list.
Fast fashion is great for these statement prints.
These also come in black.
Perfect for holiday season.
This baby pink satin material is so dreamy.
A nice way to ease into colder weather.
First, Wang introduced us to the Amelia slides. Now it's all about the Alison slippers.
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