3 Cute Alternatives to Heels for a Night Out

If you don't like wearing heels, you can still look cute on a night out! Here are our favorite high heel alternatives for parties.
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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 - Elle.com

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 - Elle.com

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 - Elle.com

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!

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