When I think about business casual, I think about flats. Mostly because my feet equate casual with comfort. But that doesn’t mean that comfort can’t be stylish.
These Nine West Speak Up flats are fairly comfortable. I own them in lipstick red, but they come in twelve other colors including calf-hair leopard (shown). So if you’re looking for a sub-$75 flat that is of better-than-average quality and durability, give this one a try.
Another flat I can vouch for is the BP Moveover Flat ($49). I have the black, they also come in tan. They’re comfortable, but I had to have the toe box stretched a little to accommodate my high arches.
I chose leopard because I wanted a versatile flat for the autumn. If you prefer a color, burgundy is a great option. Check out these toe-cap Steve Madden Kailey flats, which are a Nicholas Kirkwood homage. Paprika is also a good choice. I like these orange-red suede Dolce Vita Laci flats. If you like green, try these pine-colored flats from Seychelles.
Want flats that go beyond basic? The D’orsay flat is popular right now, and while some of them look like elf slippers, I like this metallic, studded pair from Steve Madden. I also love these slipper-inspired flats from Sole Society with a geometric print. These open-back, ankle-strap flats from Charlotte Russe also caught my eye, as did these snakeskin and black flats from Dolce Vita.