Coffee Break: Hannah Flat

hannah flatWe all know I love a good strappy flat, and these gorgeous shoes from Sarah Flint caught my eye recently. I’ve never really been much for orange, but I kind of love these — they’re not quite as twee/in your face as RED SHOES can be (and I say this as someone who has a lot of red shoes!) bu they’re still a nice pop of color — I think they’re also great for fall, particularly worn with navy or gray and, depending on the outfit, black and dark reds. Lovely. They’re $375 at Sarah Flint (also in black and olive), Shopbop (in pink!), and Farfetch (in olive). Hannah Flat in Burnt Sienna Crosta Suede

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Coffee Break: Hutton Ankle Strap Shoe

A friend just called with a dilemma: she needs to interview for high level positions and is looking for something other than orthopedic shoes to wear (with confidence) for the interviews. I get it — fussy feet are no fun. Of course everyone wants to wear sleek looks like pointed toes and heels… but sometimes life hands you lemons (or bunions, or plantar fasciitis, or weak ankles, or…) So: I was recommending this kind of shoe to her for interviews, the strappy flat. The 1″ heel is a comfortable height, the strap keeps it on your foot comfortably, and there’s still a little flash of skin on your vamp. (These shoes also make great commuting shoes or everyday shoes.) They’re available in three colors, sizes 5-11, for $129 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — after the sale ends they’ll go back to full price at $195. Hutton Ankle Strap Shoe

Psst: check out all of our coverage of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including our top picks for workwear under $200 and our favorite plus-size picks for work!

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Coffee Break: Total Motion® Zuly Luxe Ankle Strap Flat

I featured this ankle strap flat on our recent roundup of cute flats for work, and it’s such a great looking shoe that I had to share it again. It comes in black and a pearly white, but we’re featuring it in blush. I like that it has an ankle strap as well as a zipper in the back so that it’s easy to adjust as needed — and it’s Rockport, so you know it’s going to be really comfortable. Readers swear by Rockport, and the Total Motion line in particular, and Nordstrom has a little diagram that shows all the benefits. These are a great option if you’re generally not in heels for summer but still want a closed toe and covered heel. They’re $129 at Nordstrom. Total Motion® Zuly Luxe Ankle Strap Flat

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Coffee Break: Sadie Flat

Great flat for work: Sadie flatI am honestly torn: I can’t decide which color of this flat I prefer. Problems, problems. This beigey caramel color is really lovely and would have that leg-lengthening effect if it’s a nude-for-you color — but the black version of the flat has a really great snakeskin texture that is so interesting. I’ve heard great things about the brand, Paul Green, but have yet to pull the trigger — any notes, readers? The shoe is $289, at Nordstrom.  Sadie Flat

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Four Types of Comfortable Flats Every Professional Should Own — Even If You Hate Ballet Flats

comfortable flats every professional should own2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of comfortable flats every professional should own — you may also want to check our more recent discussion on cute flats for the office for more updated brand and style options.

Which are the most comfortable flats very professional should own? We did a roundup of the most comfortable ballet flats a while ago and a lot of readers noted that they’ve never found ballet flats to be that comfortable. I get it, trust me — I’ve said for years that personally I prefer strappy flats. So if you hate ballet flats, but still struggle to find comfortable heels, which ARE the most comfortable flats for work? Today, we’re rounding up four types of comfortable flats every professional should own — other than ballet flats. 

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How to Wear Flats in Winter

How to Wear Flats in Winter2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear flats in winter — you may want to check our more recent discussion on cute flats for the office for more updated brand and style options.

In cold weather, what are the best ways to wear flats to work? With socks? Tights? Reader E wonders how to wear flats in winter…

Could you recommend some ways to style flats for the winter? In years past I have worn skirts and opaque tights with pumps or booties in cold weather (I don’t live in a particularly cold climate), but earlier this year I decided to give up on heels altogether because of some foot problems I’ve been having. I’m happy with my flats for summer looks, but ballet flats just look so odd with tights to me. I’m hoping for some better style ideas! What flat shoes work best for winter looks? Thanks!

Great question, Reader E — and even though it still feels kind of warm outside, the cold will be upon us in no time. (Winter is coming!) We’ve talked about wearing flats all the time, as well as interviewing in flats, but not in a while. Obviously you can just wear flats where you would have worn pumps, but if you can’t walk in flats with tights (I can’t!), or if you feel like something is off with the silhouette, then we need to dive a bit deeper.  I’m curious to hear what readers think, but here are some of my thoughts:

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