Fall/Winter Trend: The Smoking Slipper

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Elle spotted Beyonce wearing Charlotte Olympia leopard smoking slippers

A top trend for fall 2012 that I simply cannot wait to try, smoking slippers are a sophisticated menswear-inspired alternative to the ballet flat.  Whether covered in velvet, brocade, or leopard spots, the smoking slipper has a way of effortlessly adding both edge and class to any ensemble. Not to mention, these shoes are made for comfort – what’s not to love?

I am now on the hunt for the perfect pair of smoking flats.  If I had more money to burn, I would totally scoop up these Alexander McQueen Venour Sequin Skull Smoking Slippers.  Or those Charlotte Olympia Kitty Leopard Smoking Slippers Beyonce is sporting in the picture above.  Sigh.

Alexander McQueen Sequin Skull Loafers

Regardless of how brave you’re feeling, there is a smoking slipper for everyone, from simply classic styles to bold versions with fierce twists.  My favorites are smoking slippers with luxe animal prints and tribal prints, because they are versatile but they still scream, look at me!

Vince Camuto Lilliana 3

BCBGeneration Dashi

Donald J Pliner Denda

Now is the time to try out this trend and style these shoes in all sorts of creative ways.  The Campus Companion shares some fabulous ideas for how to wear smoking slippers.  How would you style yours?

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