Just because you're invited to an sophisticated party doesn't mean that you have to wear high heels, especially if you're anything like me and lack pain tolerance. Fortunately, flats can go far beyond the typical black ballerina shoe — there are colorful flats, on-theme flats, and unique flats that you can be almost certain no one else will be wearing.
Just because a shoe lacks a heel doesn't make it any less fashionable than its higher counterparts. Your outfit can still pull out all of the stops this holiday season in a good pair of flats, and actually might look better because of them. I'm down to feel comfy and look kick ass on any occasion, especially when it comes to enjoying a celebration. Unsure which flats you could pull off at the next holiday soiree? Check out a few of my favorites that combine the best parts of elegance and ease.
These shoes are just begging to be danced in.
2. Metallic Pom Pom
Cecelia New York "Heidi" Shoe, $210, cecelianewyork.com
Pair a cute patterned dress with these adorable flats and you'll be model ready.
3. Embroidered Pointed Toe
These adorable flats are so elegant and ladylike. *Heart eyes emoji*
Elvis definitely knew what was up when he created "Blue Suede Shoes."
Wear these flats with a pair of dress pants and a chic sweater and you're holiday party ready.
You really can't go wrong with a good pair of ballet flats for any occassion.
Daisy Street T-Bar Stud Point Black Flat Shoes, $35, us.asos.com
These funky flats give me all the Valentino feels.
8. Lace Me Up
Lola Cruz Santa Monica Studded Leather Flat, $200, nastygal.com
A lace-up flat is the perfect compliment to a girl A-line dress, or sexy leather skirt.
Easy Spirit Women's Kirsty 2, $38.97, shoes.com
These classic flats would look super sophisticated next to a pair of cropped trousers.
Strappy Pointed-Toe Flats in Velvet, $148, jcrew.com
You'll be as smooth as the velvet on your shoes when you roll up to the party in these awesome flats.
Elektra Suede Cool Cat Flat, $119, gilt.com
There will be no mistaking your fun personality with these awesome flats.
Blue by Betsey Johnson Joy Evening Flats, $99, macys.com
Slip these shoes on, and you're set for the whole of holiday season.
13. Pointed Toe
Crown Vintage Bebe Flat (in Red), $49.95, dsw.com
Add some spice to your holiday party with these enticing red flats from DSW.
Delman Shana Woven Cap-Toe Ballerina Flat, Silver/Light Gold, $134, neimanmarcus.com
Slay your holiday in these woven flats and a vintage-inspired midi skirt.
15. Add a Bow
Flat Leather Shoes With Bow, $89.90, zara.com
There a few things more holiday-esq than a bow — try a cute one on your shoes at your next event.
You'll have no excuse not to party the night away, since your feet will feel completely happy, and look polished AF.
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