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.
Klueless Studded Flat Mules, £62, available at
How pretty are these Jimmy Choo flats? We'll wear with vinyl trousers now, and a dress come summer.
Temple Satin And Nappa Leather Pointed Toe Flats, £450, available at
Never underestimate the power of a bold colour to lift the winter gloom.
Bejewelled Satin Ballerinas, £49.99, available at
We've long been in love with Charlotte Olympia's offering, but this mishmash animal print pair is gorgeous.
Animal Kingdom Slipper, £325, available at
Sequins and brocade? Yes please.
Loafers, £29.99, available at
How to update your beloved loafers? Add a Mary Jane-style strap.
Dean Street Brogue-Detail Leather Loafers, £245, available at
This Mango pair looks luxurious.
Appliqués Velvet Loafers, £59.99, available at
You've got the classic Princetown slippers – now for the sparkle.
Princetown Glitter Slippers, £535, available at
A pair of studded flats will have longevity in your wardrobe.
LIVEWIRE Studded Ballets, £25, available at
Velvet! Tassels! We love this burgundy pair.
Drina Velvet Slipper Shoes, £435, available at
Trust Uterqüe to deliver the most regal flats.
Embellished Blue Ballerinas, £98, available at
Snakeskin: as versatile as leopard print, with a little something extra.
Flex Python Loafers, £525, available at
We love the contrast of wooden soles and metallic fabric on this Carvela pair.
Luna Slingback Metallic Courts, £59, available at
Your work shoes just got more interesting. Pair with a tulle dress for the party.
Studded Two-Tone Leather Brogues, £580, available at
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.
Idette Flats, £235, available at
Offset these patent, calf leather lace ups with tailored, ankle-grazing trousers.
Gracie Claret Patent Flats, £195, available at
When in doubt, add an oversized brooch to your toes.
Rosalie Flats, £96, available at