Fall Fantasies: The Flats You’ll Want to Wear Right Now

Ultra-chic ways to get a head start on the season.

We can’t be the only ones who are suddenly daydreaming about fall fashion in a major way. While it’s surely due in part to the fact that fall goodies have started trickling into stores, the ridiculously gorgeous weather certainly doesn’t hurt, either. But while the temps may have cooled a bit, we have lived here long enough to know that 1) It’s still not sweater weather, and 2) this won’t last, anyway. So while leather-sleeved jackets and cozy knits may still be off the table for a spell, there’s one fall thing we can indulge in pronto: shoes! Get a head start on autumnal styles with a flats refresh. Shiny metallic oxfords, bold leopard pointed-toe flats, snakeskin smoking slippers—they’re all equally yummy, and all just begging to be worn. Read on to peep the four styles we’re loving for the season. Hellooooooo, fall.

Patterns: Michael Michael Kors Paxton pointed
cap-toe leopard flats, $155 at Macy’s; Rustie snakeskin
monk-strap oxfords, $169 at Dolce Vita; Corso Como Famenka calf-hair
dotted flats, $79 at Bloomingdale’s.

Textured neutrals:
B Brian Atwood Vendetta studded watersnake pointed-toe skimmers, $295
at Bloomingdale’s; Prance patent and snake flats, $149 at Dolce Vita;
Sam Edelman Aster toe-capped snakeskin smoking flat, $150 at Shopbop.

Metallics: Loeffler Randall Blaise metallic foiled suede
cowhide flats, $325 at Shopbop; pointed silver moccasins with tassel,
$49.90 at Zara; Rebecca Minkoff bronze Iva loafer, $169.99 at 6 PM.

Colorful brights:
Chinese Laundry Easy Does It faux-suede flats, $59 at Lulu’s; Michael
Michael Kors Delphine fuchsia suede ballet flats, $125 at Cusp; Boutique
9 Neeko color-blocked flats with gold metallic detailing, $150 at