For urban fashionistas, autumn in New York means transitioning from summery open-toed footwear to stylish (and slightly warmer) options. Since walking around the city is part of everyday life for any New Yorker, flats are the perfect shoe choice for this time of year. While some flats are ideal for transitional, in-between temperatures, others can take you right into winter when paired with thicker tights, or even some knee-high socks. Update your shoe wardrobe and treat yourself to a little “back to school shopping” with a pair – or several – of affordable flats for fall in the city.
Topshop Sugar Embroidered Smoking Slipper $45
These beautifully feminine slippers have a charming old-school vibe, updated with a subtle edgy addition of round studs. The nude pair looks great for everyday wear, while the black pair is just dressy enough to wear on those fall nights out in NYC. Wear them with some skinny black trousers, and you’re all set for a Broadway show, followed by dinner at Joe Allen.
Steve Madden Bonnie Ballet Flat $59.95
Every woman needs a go-to pair of classic ballet flats; and if your current pair is showing major signs of wear and tear, then these flats from Steve Madden are a great replacement. Made from buttery soft suede, they feature an elasticized topline, which makes them extra comfy for walking, commuting, and everything in-between.
TOMS Avalon Slip-On $59
Volatile Devs Corset Ballet Flats $59.99
When it comes to basic flats for fall, it’s all about the details. Cheeky, corset-style lacing make these ballet flats an irresistible choice, and the emerald pair is an easy way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
Lucky Brand Emmie Flats $40.99
Leopard print is practically a neutral by now, so order a pair of these Emmie flats from Lucky Brand and wear them to your heart’s content. Simply add your favorite jeans, a white tee, and a light jacket, and you’ll look impeccable.
Loly in the sky Smart Harriet Flats $42
A pair of pink shoes can make any gloomy fall day seem brighter. From the adorable dog detail on the toe to the black and white striped lining, these flats just scream “New York City.”
Keds Women’s Glimmer Boat Flats $50
For a sturdier walking shoe, try these casual boat flats from Keds. A cross between a sneaker and ballet flat, this style will work year-round.