Stylish Work Flats: 5 Smart Pairs

Monday, July 18, 2011

Like most hardcore fashionistas, I love a good pair of heels. But, lately, I've been enjoying wearing a nice pair of flats for work once a week or so. And a recent trip to NYC reminded me that many urban fashionistas must rely on work flats for at least their commute hours, if not all day, in order to accommodate all of the walking they fit into their day. So, I set out to find some stylish flats that any woman would be happy to wear to work. All of these work flats are stylish, but with practical features that are designed for comfort.

These Chloe Buckle Ballet Flats are a superior luxe option, and feature a padded insole and leather lining for extra comfort.

Chloe Buckle Ballet Flats - work flats

→ Buy the Chloe Buckle Ballet Flats, $495.00, at

Want a flat that exudes class? The Coach Adela flat is your perfect work flat. The silvertone Coach hardware adds a just right embellishment that isn't too conspicuous for work. They are available in Black and Bordeaux (dark red-brown).

Coach Adela Flats - work flats

→ Buy the Coach Adela Flats, $158.00, at

The bows on these Elie Tahari flats feel more grown up than girly, and add some visual interest that will look great peeking out from under trousers. They are available in Black, Overcast (light blue) and Tabac (light brown).

Elie Tahari Jocelyn Flats - flats for work

→ Buy the Elie Tahari Jocelyn Flats, $198.00, at

Elizabeth and James' Leather Ballet Flats are made from super soft leather and have elastic sides for a comfortable fit that will stay on while walking. They're available in both Tan and Black.

Elizabeth and James Leather Ballet Flats - flats for work

→ Buy the Elizabeth and James Leather Ballet Flats, $198.00, at

For a more creative workplace, the See by Chloe Leather Flat with zipper detail is at the same time refined and a little punky.

See by Chloe Leather Flats - flats for work

→ Buy the See by Chloe Leather Flats, $240.00, at