With autumn almost upon us, you may be wondering what's going to happen to the cute flat shoes you've been living in all summer long. Should you retire them to storage, or keep them pride of place in the hope we have a mild autumn ahead? Team Who What Wear is resolutely in the latter camp, convinced that the flats are in fact the perfect shoe to ease you into the colder months.
Of course, we're not talking about open-toe designs or cotton espadrilles—your feet will freeze if you step out in those come October—but loafers, sturdy ballet flats and brogues are all suitable options to bridge the gap between sandal season and boot season. And as the temperature drops, all you need to do is add a thick pair of socks or tights to tide you over until the weather demands hardier footwear.
To determine exactly which flats are appropriate for cooler climes, we sifted through the new-in pages of our favourite brands. From luxury designers to high-street heroes, it seems that every fashion label under the (faltering) sun is embracing flat shoes for autumn. Whatever your budget, there's a host of trend-led and classic styles to scoop up and slot into all your transitional outfits, starting with these 26 pairs...
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