Trend: Flats


September 11 2013, 11:00 AM

"Borrowed from the boys" looks peppered runways last year, but designers fully caught the androgynous bug this fall. The masculine fabrics (think herringbone, plaid, and tweed) work best when combined with feminine flourishes (check out the clothing at Calvin Klein, Haider Ackermann, and Thom Browne). The best news about this trend? The shoes. This season, trade your five-inch stilettos for chic brogues, slippers, oxfords, and even Beetle boots. To keep your outfit sexy, pair the flats with a pencil skirt and cropped, boxy jacket; skinny pants and a voluminous cape; or a fitted bustier dress (see look No. 5). Here, eight footwear picks to get you started:


Patent leather Jocelyn slip-on Oxford, $225,


Leather Gramercy oxford cap-toe, Cole Haan, $198, 3000 E. First Ave., 720-941-2685,


Steve Madden Repete metallic leather Oxford, $132, Strut, 3611 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3361,

Anyi Lu suede and metallic leather lace-up Oxford, $425,

French Sole NY hair calf slipper, $198, Scarpaletto, 1436 Larimer St., 303-321-5771,



Rebecca Minkoff Aquarius Astrology smoking slipper, $225,



Belle by Sigerson Morrison Carrie ankle boot, $295,



VC Signature Vince Camuto Kaydin Pecan suede and leather boot, $295,

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