Party shoes ruled the catwalks for AW17. From Miu Miu's faux fur- and crystal-embellished Mary Janes to
Chanel's glitter-encrusted boots, via Rochas' extreme take on the classic stiletto, footwear got a party-ready revamp this season.
While we're all for the drama of OTT embellishment and scene-stealing finishes, we firmly believe in the importance of an alternative to a sky-high heel. We want something that'll take us from party to party without ruining the potential for a long night on the tiles.
Ahead, we've rounded up the best flats to see you through the festive period, from studded mules to printed slippers, velvet loafers and metallic courts. Party on, people.
These Toppers mules work just as well in the office as at a cocktail 'do.
Topshop Klueless Studded Flat Mules, £62, available at Topshop
How pretty are these Jimmy Choo flats? We'll wear with vinyl trousers now, and a dress come summer.
Jimmy Choo Temple Satin And Nappa Leather Pointed Toe Flats, £450, available at Selfridges
Never underestimate the power of a bold colour to lift the winter gloom.
Zara Bejewelled Satin Ballerinas, £49.99, available at Zara
We've long been in love with Charlotte Olympia's offering, but this mishmash animal print pair is gorgeous.
Charlotte Olympia Animal Kingdom Slipper, £325, available at Charlotte Olympia
Sequins and brocade? Yes please.
H&M Loafers, £29.99, available at H&M
How to update your beloved loafers? Add a Mary Jane-style strap.
Rue St. Dean Street Brogue-Detail Leather Loafers, £245, available at Matches Fashion
This Mango pair looks luxurious.
Mango Appliqués Velvet Loafers, £59.99, available at Mango
You've got the classic Princetown slippers – now for the sparkle.
Gucci Princetown Glitter Slippers, £535, available at Selfridges
A pair of studded flats will have longevity in your wardrobe.
ASOS LIVEWIRE Studded Ballets, £25, available at ASOS
Velvet! Tassels! We love this burgundy pair.
Sanayi 313 Drina Velvet Slipper Shoes, £435, available at Matches Fashion
Trust Uterqüe to deliver the most regal flats.
Uterqüe Embellished Blue Ballerinas, £98, available at Uterqüe
Snakeskin: as versatile as leopard print, with a little something extra.
Loewe Flex Python Loafers, £525, available at Matches Fashion
We love the contrast of wooden soles and metallic fabric on this Carvela pair.
Carvela Luna Slingback Metallic Courts, £59, available at Selfridges
Your work shoes just got more interesting. Pair with a tulle dress for the party.
Miu Miu Studded Two-Tone Leather Brogues, £580, available at Net-A-Porter
Charles & Keith bring us a flat version of their crystal flatforms. We want both.
Charles & Keith Double Buckle Slip-Ons, £39, available at Charles & Keith
Shiny pink shoes? Well done, Ganni.
Ganni Idette Flats, £235, available at Ganni
Offset these patent, calf leather lace ups with tailored, ankle-grazing trousers.
Miista Gracie Claret Patent Flats, £195, available at Miista
When in doubt, add an oversized brooch to your toes.
Boden Rosalie Flats, £96, available at Boden