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3 Cute Alternatives to Heels for a Night Out


Floral flats
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While heels are the traditional choice for an evening out, they aren’t the only choice. There are lots of reasons to forego the 4-inch stilettos once in a while – maybe they’re difficult to walk in, maybe your feet need a break, or maybe you just don’t like heels to begin with!

Whatever your reason, here are three night-out ensembles (sans heels) to inspire you:

1. Flats

Night out flats peplum leather pants
Product Info: Top – Dorothy Perkins, Pants – H&M, Shoes – Forever 21, Clutch – Daily Look, Earrings – Macy’s, Ring – Topshop, Hair –

Flats are probably the most obvious alternative to heels. For a dressier look, pick a pair with a pointed toe, ankle straps, or embellishments. Wear them with faux leather pants and a sweetheart peplum top to keep the outfit sleek and trendy. Accessorize with a clutch and earrings in a rich teal hue, add a cocktail ring for some extra sparkle, and style your hair in big, bold curls.

2. Ankle Boots

Night out dress cutout boots
Product Info: Dress – Modcloth, Jacket – Target, Boots – Charlotte Russe, Bracelets – Forever 21, Clutch – Charlotte Russe, Hair –

For a cool and trendy look, switch out your heels for a pair of cutout ankle boots. This beige suede pair would look great with a fitted black dress and an olive green moto jacket. Wear your hair up in a messy topknot, then accessorize by slipping on some gold bangles. For a final pop of print, throw your essentials in a leopard clutch.

3. Oxfords

Night out oxfords blazer shorts
Product Info: Blazer – Charlotte Russe, Cami – Hollister, Shorts – New Look, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Clutch – Oasis, Earrings – White House Black Market, Hair –

One way to take a break from heels is to go for a menswear-inspired look. Pair a black blazer and black shorts with an embellished cami, then slip on a pair of studded black oxfords. Add some glam with a gold clutch and jeweled stud earrings. A loose side bun gives the ensemble a touch of effortless polish.


Do you ever give your heels a break? What shoes do you prefer for a night out? Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on January 5, 2014 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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4 Responses to “3 Cute Alternatives to Heels for a Night Out”

  1. 1
    January 5th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I love this, it’s so hard to try and copy outfits worn with heels if you don’t wear heels or don’t have any at all. Love this post. Nice job.

  2. 2
    January 5th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Love the first one!

  3. 3
    January 5th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you so much! I have been waiting for this
    Loving the last look
    The first one is quite nice too

  4. 4
    January 6th, 2014 at 4:09 am

    hihi, so cute

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