Fashion & Accessories

By Kim Taylor

Some women do everything in heels, but for those who like to switch things up – especially while holiday shopping — here’s a roundup of flats that flatter (and they also make ideal gifts).

For weekend shopping, Sperry Top Siders are both comfortable and stylish; pair them with favorite jeans and jacket or a preppy button-down shirt for a casual look with polish. If you check out http://www.sperrytopsider.com, you’ll discover amazing snow boots, fleece-lined slippers, wedgies, rain boots, backpacks, watches, belts and more.  Of course you’ll also find dozens of classic boat shoes – a style that’s been popular for more than half a century for very good reason.

The Patagonia Women’s Kula Moccasin is akin to a soft slipper for holiday gift unwrapping at home, running around the city in comfort on errands, catching airplanes before they take off, and shopping. It comes in this warm red hue as shown above, as well as a muted brown and grey. Find this and beautiful boots too at http://www.patagonia.com.

The Vionic shoe line with soothing Orthaheel construction for all-day-and-night support is the solution for tired feet after long workdays and glittery evening parties. People of all ages benefit from a properly constructed heel and sole bed, yet it’s rare to find a supportive shoe line such as this one that incorporates style trends too. Founder and Australian podiatrist Phil Vasyli created three specialty podiatry clinics in Sydney, so he knows exactly what works. Put your feet in his hands and choose Vionic at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.orthaheelusa.com, and http://www.zappos.com. This line was also given a thumbs-up by Dr. Weil to pamper your feet this winter.

Hush Puppies is well known for its comfort factor but the style quotient has been amped up too with the Ceil Slip-On moccasin — which is available in a cheetah print and colors that range from black and dark brown to brighter, more vibrant hues. Hush Puppies also features driving and smoking slip-on shoes in rich purples and blues and soft leather. See them all at http://www.hushpuppies.com and choose your favorites.

Me Too shoes has every type of flat, including the Karson smoking slipper and Florenya ballet flat featured above. You’ll also find flats in hot pink or silver with bows, slightly stacked heel flats, and in soft, distressed Vacchetta leather at http://www.metooshoes.com. Need snow and rain boots? Choose your favorite styles here too, along with booties, hot weather vacation sandals, and heels.

As incredible as it sounds, you can buy 2 pairs of shoes for $39.95 through the Just Fab Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale. Here’s how Just Fab works: become a member, take a style quiz, get a personalized boutique, then shop for anything you like at $39.95 per order. Add free shipping and super easy returns, and you’ve unearthed an amazing gift destination for Holiday. Shop the revolving shoes, boots and accessories at http://www.justfab.com.

Put your best foot forward this Holiday!

Originally published December 2013
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