Among the many reasons we've had a girl crush on Alexa Chung, her ability to scorn all sky-high, impractical shoes in favor of chic flats tops the list. She wears them casually and formally (as pictured at left). And there's no better time than now to turn to her for footwear inspiration.
The marathon that is holiday party season can mean a dwindling bank account, permanent yawns, and aching feet — put an end to that last one pronto by subbing out spindly stilettos for a festive flat à la Alexa. In bold colors or prints and with a fiercer shape than the trusty ballerinas in your closet, these picks are ready to party.