Light Up the Holidays With Smoking Flats Under $100

Miu Miu slipper

Miu Miu slipper

Guys have it good. No matter what the occasion — work, play, black tie, etc. — they’re walking around without a problem in their flat shoes and never end up with their shoes in hand when the morning after comes around or when the dance floor gets a little too raucous. Take a cue from their wardrobe and slide into the a smoking slipper. Once reserved for mens’ after-dark activities (like actual smoking and drinking with their buddies), the shoes have come out to play in the daylight now that gals have adopted them thanks to their combination of comfort and style. But while you can blow your entire budget on a single pair from a big name such as Miu Miu, Del Toro or Jimmy Choo, you might want to keep your holiday shopping budget on gifts for others and not yourself. We’ve collected our favorite flats together so you can save a few dollars without sacrificing your style quotient — every single pair rings in at under $100.

Adam Tucker Me Too Studded Slip-On

Adam Tucker Me Too Studded Slip-On

Punk Rock Princess

Just because you’re playing with a menswear staple doesn’t mean you have to play by their rules. Guys generally keep their smoking slippers in the realm of black, blue and burgundy for the most adventurous, but girls get a little more room for fun. The Adam Tucker Me Too Studded Slip-On ($99.95) takes the familiar silhouette and throws in a dash of glam rock thanks to an allover studded treatment. Wear them with your favorite skinny jeans and a blouse or pair it with any of your party frocks for an unexpected take on black tie dressing.

 Available at Nordstrom.

Circus by Sam Edelman Nell

Circus by Sam Edelman Nell

Dark and Dangerous

If you’re looking for something a little more sinister, then opt for the Circus by Sam Edelman Nell ($67.99). At first glance, it looks just like a basic black smoking slipper, but look a little closer and you’ll notice that it’s got a faux caviar leather finish and a pair of dagger-like spikes in lieu of traditional tassels. Something wicked this way comes, indeed.

Available at Zappos.

Ivanka Trump Kenni Smoking Flat

Ivanka Trump Kenni Smoking Flat

As Good as Gold

The traditional men’s smoking slipper is made in velvet and it’s made a comeback on the red carpet thanks to a few adventurous celebs (RDJ, for one). If you’re not often snapped at premieres and openings, you can add a dash formality with the ornate brocade pattern on the Ivanka Trump Kenni Smoking Flat ($89.90). If you think the only thing to pair with a cocktail dress is a pair of strappy high-heeled sandals, then think again. This pair of über-luxe looking smoking flats might just make you change your tune.

Available at Nordstrom.

Annie Sherry

Annie Black Velvet Sherry

Black and Gold

We won’t say what designer inspired this pair of flats, but those in the know will definitely see the resemblance to a certain pair of quadruple-digit designer kicks. The Annie Black Velvet Sherry ($59.95) adds a bit more glam with a gold-accented heel and throws on an extra large golden web embroidery. While these flats are certainly terrific and radiant (wink, wink) we wouldn’t wear them to any state fairs. Any other occasion, however, is fair game.

Available at Zappos.

Nine West Lavalu

Nine West Lavalu

Camo Chameleon

The smoking slipper isn’t the only menswear trend that we’re loving. Camo is also a trend that’s here to stay for the guys and the Nine West Lavalu ($89) takes two current trends and blends them into one of the season’s most covetable pieces. Luxe ponyhair makes this shoe look much more expensive than it is, but if you’re not into grooming your shoes, it’s also available in smooth patent leather, embroidered brocade and even leopard. Collect ’em all? We won’t stop you.

Available at Nine West.

Images courtesy Guest of a Guest, Nine West, Zappos and Nordstrom

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.