Borrowed From the Boys: 30 Menswear-Inspired Flats to Wear Now


For years, ballet flats have reigned supreme when it comes to comfortable yet stylish shoes. But in recent seasons, menswear-inspired pairs have become the perfect counterpoint to feminine cropped trousers or full skirts. Be it brogue, oxford, or loafer, they feel refreshingly simple and alluring. Pre-fall brought an onslaught of options, sure. But now that it’s actually the fall season, there’s a deluge of styles that are legitimately borrowed from the boys. Some have a hint of girlish metallic detailing, like Loeffler Randall’s silver oxford-meets-creeper hybrid or Marni’s gold-tipped loafer. Others retain masculine roots while adding color to your closet, including a striped pair made by the wonderfully named brand From the Office of Angela Scott. For the diehards, J.Crew’s monk straps and Barneys’ lace-ups — with their thick lug sole — look as if they’re taken straight out of his closet, albeit in a smaller size. So for those mornings when you’d rather not throw on another pair of heels, click ahead to see 30 options that will have you adding some tomboy style to your life.

30 Stylish Menswear-Inspired Flats to Wear Now