20 Embellished Flats That’ll Convince You to Forgo Heels

When there’s snow and sleet on the ground, stilettos and even in-betweenie kitten heels are persona non grata, as far as we’re concerned. (Go ahead, test your luck with a block heel…but don’t say we didn’t warn you.) Rather than wind up with your butt planted on a dirty slab of concrete or clutching a twisted ankle — not exactly stylish — we recommend you ditch your oh-so-sexy heels for a pair of currently #trending embellished flats.

Per Pinterest’s year-end report, saves for “embellished shoes” grew by a staggering — pun intended — 222 percent over the past year. These days, buckles, pearls, studs and bows more than compensate for a lack of height/hamstring definition.

How will you wear your embellished flats? How won’t you wear them. Grab some statement tights and shorts and give the world a show. Alternatively, spotlight your OTT shoes with everyday denim or head-to-toe black. Or style ‘em with trousers and sheer socks, fashion’s favorite foot accessory au moment. You really can’t go wrong.

Click through the gallery above to shop 20 of the most comfortable — and covetable — embellished flats out there.

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