Count on this: You will not be able to shop anywhere in a few weeks without seeing pairs of studded ballet flats galore. These two unexpected partners - the demure, saccharine ballet flat and the fierce, don't-mess-with-me stud - are surprisingly perfect together. Check out these fabulous picks, starting with a cheap-chic style that won't even make a tiny dent in your bank account!
Designed by Faded Glory, these Portia Studded Flats ($10) may surprise you with their versatility. In fact, they could end up being your most-worn flats, without much competition. Carefully dotted with glistening studs, these shimmery flats feature skid-resistant outsoles that further enhance their comfort. Whether you sport them with denim or with tights and skirts, you'll be amazed at how much wear they get (and how long they last). Not bad for the price.
"Kudos" for your Kuddos Flats ($99.95), Steve Madden! Absolutely lavished with sparkling silver studs on just about every square inch, these spectacular flats offer a fun and reliable alternative to night-out heels when your feet just aren't up to the task of managing four inches. Flat they may be, but what they lack in height they more than make up for with spunk and ferocity. Love these killer shoes!
If your goal is to find a pair of flats that doesn't merely suggest you may be a bit fearless, but actually announces it to the world, then these Vince Camuto Ferguson Flats ($98) were absolutely designed with you in mind. Awash in a dramatic leopard print, these flats feature leather-capped black toes with spiky gold studs that the studs along the matching ankle patch. Prepare to turn a few heads, ladies.
Some may have turned their noses at the smoking slipper trend when it first emerged, but the comfortable shoe has quickly proved itself a worthy style. In fact, it's so worthy that designers continue to churn out updated takes on the look, which seemingly takes its inspiration from Hugh Hefner (or the likes of him). Forget that, though - these studded slip-ons by Qupid ($26.50) are anything but bedroom slippers, what with their gilt-studded vamp and shapely silhouette.