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18 Pairs Of The Chicest Designer Flats For Work

Looking for this year’s chicest designer flats for work? You’re in the right place. The perfect way to pull any weekday fit together, these must-have shoes will be the perfect finishing touch for every smart ensemble you own. Additionally, since I’ve hand-picked this selection from the world’s leading online fashion stores, you can be sure every designer pair will last you for months, and even years on end. Keep scrolling to discover my edit of must-have flats from Aquazzura, Zimmermann, Gucci, and more. And yes, I’ve included a selection of designer bags and chic workday dresses to style them with…

A person standing with their legs slightly apart, wearing GUCCI Horsebit Leather Ballet Flats for work with gold embellishments. They are also carrying a black handbag with metallic accents, and the bottom of a dark garment is visible. The background is plain white.


A person stands on a white surface wearing GUCCI Horsebit GG Canvas Slingback Flats for work with a stylish pattern. They hold a black briefcase by their side. The photo, taken from a top-down perspective, highlights their legs, shoes, and the briefcase.


Pointy Designer Flats For Work

Pointy shoes are having a resurgence, and these designer flats for work are showing us all why. For example, the Horsebit leather ballet flats by Gucci are the absolute definition of the phrase ‘must-have’. These eternally chic, black leather shoes will go with every smart dress you own. They’ll also work perfectly with tailored trousers and shirts on cooler days. Add these to your cart now before they inevitably sell out. Oh, and don’t forget the Gucci belted boucle midi dress and Vancouver croc-embossed leather tote by Demellier to go with them. These three sought-after pieces make the quintessential outfit for undeniably stylish days at the office.

Meanwhile, if you’re all about patterns and prints, the Gucci Horsebit GG canvas slingback flats will slip seamlessly into your lineup of favorite weekday shoes. Boasting the designer’s signature logo print, these pretty brown flats with gold hardware detailing will be the star of your outfit. Speaking of which, I plan on pairing these elegant shoes with the Cohort mini dress by AJE and the Marcie leather hobo bag by Chloé for maximum style points.

Shop more Designer Flats For Work selected and reviewed by our expert fashion buyers and stylists

  • GUCCI Horsebit Leather Ballet Flats

  • GUCCI Horsebit GG Canvas Slingback Flats

  • BALLY Women’s Ballyrina Criss Cross Ballet Flats

  • MIU MIU Women’s Crochet Cap Toe Ballet Flats

  • MIU MIU Women’s Buckle Ballet Flats

  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Vlogo Moon Pointed Toe Slingback Pump

  • DÔEN Mary Jane Slipper

  • VERSACE Medusa-plaque Metallic Ballerina Shoes

  • ALOHAS Rosalind Ballet Flats

  • GANNI Buckle Ballerina Naplack

  • SAM EDELMAN Miranda Mary Jane Flat

  • GUCCI 15mm Gg Embellished Ballet Flats

  • DOLCE & GABBANA Dg Patent Leather Slingback Flats

  • JEFFREY CAMPBELL Mary Jane Shelly Flats

  • GIANVITO ROSSI Carla Leopard Print Ballet Flat

  • FERRAGAMO Zina Leather Ballet Flats

  • ZIMMERMANN Bacall Leather Loafers

  • AQUAZZURA Pinot Ballet Flat


Elevate Your Office Looks With Statement Designer Flats For Work

Just because it’s a work day doesn’t mean you can’t turn heads with your style choices. I like to make that statement with my shoes so opt for pairs like the buckle ballerina Naplack flats by Ganni. Firstly they boast the coolest pointed toes and a sleek slingback style. Secondly, the all-over metal eyelet detailing gives these shoes an edge most ballet flats just don’t have.  Style them with a simple tailored dress and a coordinating bag to let your shoes do all the talking. I recommend the patch pocket mini shift dress by Versace and the micro Sense crossbody bag by Chloé.

Finally, I just have to draw your attention to the Carla leopard print ballet flats by Gianvito Rossi. I adore everything about these shoes from the adorable Mary Jane style and gold clasp detail to the allover brown leopard print that will never go out of style They’ll make any outfit you style them with instantly cooler, plus, you have all the statement energy of a heel with all the comfort of a flat. Slip into the pleated organic cotton jersey midi by Toteme and throw your essentials in the Givenchy small Youvou leather tote when you wear these shoes. They’ll coordinate beautifully whilst never stealing focus from these flats.

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A pair of GANNI Buckle Ballerina Naplack shoes with black soles are shown. These designer flats for work feature silver buckle straps with metallic grommets. One shoe is positioned facing up, while the other is facing down. They are placed on a metallic gray surface.

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A pair of women's GIANVITO ROSSI Carla Leopard Print Ballet Flat shoes with gold buckles, perfect designer flats for work, placed on a neutral background. One shoe's inner label reads "GRACE in L.A.

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It’s Official, These Are The Best Designer Flats To Invest In Right Now