The Sexiest (and Comfiest) Fall Shoe: Meet the Smoking Slipper!
Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Beyonce have all traded in heels for these chic flats.
Yes, we know you love your heels. Yes, we love them too. However, there’s a time in every woman’s life when she looks at a shoe that’s 5 inches plus in height and says, “Ouch!” Break out into a chorus of “Hallelulah!” right now because the smoking slipper is the “It” show for fall. Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Beyonce and other celebs have temporarily kicked their heels to the curb for these babies.
It’s based on the classic Opera shoe worn by men to the, yes opera. They’re cute with jeans or a dress, and you definitely don’t need a cigarette to go with them! Here are 10 we’re salivating over…
1. Camilla leopard print smoking slipper ($49.95, solesociety.com). The cream and black versions are covered in itty-bitty studs!
2. Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats ($595, forwardbyelsewalker.com). These are the same shoes Alexa Chung has. But we can’t afford them either… HISS! Here’s a great low-budget version. ($36, boohoo.com) Meow!
3. DV by Dolce Vita Lissa flat ($69.95, nordstrom.com). Don’t worry, it only looks like snakeskin!
4. Tassel-front velvet loafer ($29.50, charlotterusse.com). Get a little swanky with tassels!
5. Seaside embroidered linen flats ($128, cwonder.com). Get your preppy bad self down with these lobster embroider flats.
6. Astrid two-tone flat ($218, pourlavictoire.com). This pointed two-tone honey is a post-modern take on the classic slipper.
7. Tic Tac gold flats ($59.95, chineselaundry.com). Don’t want glitter for day? They also come in black.
8. Blaise flat moccasin ($325, loefflerrandall.com). How to wear snakeskin? Think of it as a neutral!
9. Steve Madden pewter embellished flats ($99.95, ardenb.com). You don’t have to sacrifice glam for comfort on a hot date night!
10. Rocket Dog Morrison smoking slippers ($39.99, dillards.com). Gold thread and embroidery bring these flats, pardon the pun, to new heights!
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.