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:
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
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.
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!