Stepping out of summer shoes and into winter boots can feel a little gloomy. Just when we’d gotten used to the flash of painted toenails and gladiator sandal tan lines, they’re taken away from us in one foul swoop of rain and wind. However, I don’t think we should have to give up the joys of flat shoes or wedges just because the summer is departing. I’ve compiled a list of the best winter-ready flats and wedges for you to enjoy.
Black Leather Moccasins
A classic pair of black leather Moccasins makes a great autumn-to -winter transition. Brantano have some gorgeous choices and my eye was drawn to a super cute tasseled pair from their Clarks UK collection. Try teaming them with black opaque tights for a sleek look, or wearing them with some indigo skinny jeans and colorful socks for a more fun style.
Girly T-bar shoes were really popular over the summer and don’t look to be fading into the fashion background anytime soon. Try avoiding the wintery habit of dark colors and opt for a bright, eye-catching pair, these red patent leather cuties from Office are great for banishing any winter gloom.
Ballerina flats are always a great option for the budget-conscious, and Topshop always offers good-value flats. I think these metal heel ballets are great for office wear and lunch with friends, plus the gold heel really makes them stand out.
Wedge trainers are still going strong, and big-name brands have brought out a few styles that would be great for the winter; they are comfortable, warm and provide that added bit of height. I really like this pair from Nike as the print is unique and they look like they’d see the winter through with style.
You can’t go wrong with a good desert boot for the colder months, and these Emilio Luca X Desert Wedge Heels in black are a great, budget-friendly pair that will look amazing with both skirts and jeans – a fashion no-brainer, really.
I thought I’d end the search with a higher-priced pair of wedge boots that need to get in my wardrobe. These beautiful Aldo leather boots have several of the seasons’ hottest trends going on – straps, buckles, cut-out detailing, patient leather – and whilst they may set you back a bit, they certainly prove that wedges are not just for summer.