Hot Shoe Trend: Smoking Slippers

Every girl needs a good pair of flats in her wardrobe that are comfy, easy to wear, and go with almost anything. Popular styles of flats do fluctuate, though not as frequently as other trends. We have all seen “ and more than likely own our fair share “ of ballet flats, oxfords, and loafers. But there’s a new flat in town, which truly encompasses all the elements that a go-to flat should. Smoking slippers are completely comfortable, incredibly easy to wear, and “ thanks to varieties of different designers creating varieties of different colours and styles “ they can go with almost anything. They are a little more androgynous than ballet flats, and a little simpler than oxfords and loafers. Read on to see 10 different designers who have jumped on the smoking slipper bandwagon in their own unique ways.

1. Charlotte Olympia
Charlotte Olympia red velvet slippers

Maker of ultra feminine stiletto pumps, Charlotte Olympia, has crossed over to the androgenous side with these red velvet slippers. She adds her feminine touch by giving these smoking slippers a thin sleek shape, and a cat face on the toe.

2. Stubbs and Wootton
Stubbs and Wootton

Stubbs and Wootton have taken a more classic, approach to this trend.  Your grandfather might wear this exact pair in the mornings while smoking a cigar, reading a newspaper and wearing a robe. 

3. Aldo
On the more affordable end is this Aldo pair. Want to show your wild side, or stay simple and comfy? No need to choose between trends! These shoes give you everything you need in one nice little animal printed package.

4. Sam Edelman
sam edelman
Sam Edelman is one designer who are really taken this trend and run with it. You can see multiple different Sam Edelman patterns and styles in this trend, but we particularly enjoy this hounds tooth pair.

5. Rebecca Minkoff
rebecca minkoff
All that glitters is gold! And these Rebecca Minkoff glittery smokers slippers are definitely pure gold. They offer a dressier option to this typically casual trend.

6. Christian Louboutin 
Not sure if the soles are red, but these red hot studded leopard print slippers are without doubt the work of shoe-maker extraordinaire Christian Louboutin. You definitely won’t see this pair on your grandfather.

7. Kelsi Dagger
kelsi dagger
Sometimes simplicity is better, and these simple suede slippers from Kelsi Dagger are the perfect example. They are your standard smoking slipper and they would look spectacular with almost any casual outfit.

8. Jeffrey Campbell
jeffrey campbell
Jeffrey Campbell makes these floral beauties. Yes, the same Jeffrey Campbell who makes those 5 lace up Lita clunkers also makes cute little slip on flats. This slippers have a vintage feel, and are sure to gain as many compliments, and gazes as the 5 Lita’s.

9. Dolce Vita
dolce vita
Dolce Vita changes things up a bit with a leather option. The soft mint colour will certainly stand out, and the toe tassel adds a bit of extra flare.

10. Del Toro
del toro
If you want to let people know that you are bad-ass, even though your wear slippers outside, then these scull stitched slippers from Del Toro are the way to go. They would go perfectly with a pair of black skinny jeans and a button up shirt this fall. 

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