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Spice Up Your Footwear Game With Flats That Are Anything But Basic

Donning a pair of sexy stilettos may sound like a great idea, until your calves start to hurt. Comfortable and reliable, the flat shoe has grown as a statement style staple in recent years, showing the style-conscious that one doesn’t need to wear heels to look on point.

From luxury picks to those that are solid and affordable, here’s our edit of the latest flat shoes that’ll provide comfort to your soles after a day of work. Psst, they’re great for the weekends too.

Satin flat sliders with embellished details by Balenciaga, US$1,208 (S$1,650), via Matchesfashion
Bedazzle your way through the mundane work week with this shiny pair of slippers that will surely catch the eyes of your colleagues. Studded velvet flat slippers by Givenchy, €695 (S$1,102), via Mytheresa
This posh pair of velvet closed-toe slippers puts regular flats to shame. Sophisticated and elegant, they will elevate your black skirt-suit work outfit, or any other outfit, for that matter. Leopard printed calf-hair pointed toe flats by Tabitha Simmons, £525 (S$921), via Net-a-Porter
Inject a little fun to your feet with shoes that have interesting prints, like this pair of Mary Janes that sport leopard prints. Pointed-toe patent ballerina flats by Topshop, S$46.90
You will not be able to resist clicking your heels three times with this pair of red patent soles. Tweed flat shoes by Zara, S$59.90
Tweed shoes have a danger of making you look like a prim schoolmarm, so brighten this pair up by donning a youthful baby blue short-sleeve shirt and a yellow midi skirt. Lace-up bow slingback flats by Charles & Keith, S$53.90
Do it like the French girls and wear this girly pair of printed flats with a navy blue striped T-shirt and white jeans. Printed backless flat loafers by Malone Souliers, US$554 (S$757), via Matchesfashion
Keep your footwear unconventional and playful to jazz things up. Try this pair of eye-catching polka dotted loafers — they will stand out when worn with a white ruffled sun dress. Rubber Mary Jane flats by Melissa, S$120
With this pair of rubber flats, you won’t have to worry about ruining your shoes during an unpredictable rainy day. Scallop-edge pointed leather flats by Chloé, US$456 (S$623), via Matchesfashion
Consider this pair of python embossed flat shoes — it seamlessly contrasts the bold print with softer, scalloped edges. Pointed-toe buckle flats by Charles & Keith, S$49.90
We’re loving the deep green hue of this pair. The dainty ankle buckles give these otherwise typical pumps a refreshing boost. Two-toned ballerina flats by Zara, S$55.90
Ballerina flats are closet staples, but go for something in two tones to keep it fresh. Minimalist leather flats by The Row, £650 (S$1,140), via Net-a-Porter
Keep all things sleek and minimal with this clean-looking pair of leather flats by The Row. Let your shoes shine by wearing monochrome shades. Sequinned flat loafers by Sam Edelman, S$191.40
Be the life of the party in this pair of sequinned loafers that are fun and eye-catching. Pair it with your favorite LBD and hit the dance floor. Satin embellished buckle flats by Yuul Yie, US$325 (S$444), via Moda Operandi
Opt for this pair of satin flats that compensates for the lack of height with an artistic buckle and a slanted square toe. Pointed-toe leather flat shoes by Mango, S$89.90
Keep your look professional and minimal with this pair of white slingback sandals. Dress it up with a blazer dress for that extra pizzazz. Tiger printed pony hair loafers by Loewe, £525 (S$938), via Net-a-Porter
Choose a pair that plays with patterns, embellishments or in this case texture, to keep things interesting and modern. Here, this tiger-printed pony hair pair comes with a braided strap that makes it a fun addition to your shoe wardrobe.