You don’t have to be a shoe writer (it does help though!) to notice that the hot new flat of the season is well, smokin. (Oh, pardon me. I punned). The smoking slipper is EVERYWHERE, (LuLu*s included!), and it’s much less “Hef” and more “her” than you might expect.
 

 
Everyone from Christian Louboutin (yes, red soles included), Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, and Rebecca Minkoff to Sam Edelman and Ralph Lauren have contributed to the trend, vamping it up with fun prints and colors, sparkles, spikes, studs, and even skulls. Check out some of the stars spreading the word:
 

Alexa Chung and SJP working the versatility of Charlotte Olympia’s super popular Kitty slipper flats (above).
 
Clockwise from top left: Nicky Hilton, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Olsen, and Kate Moss
 
Beyonce goes retro in her “Countdown” video (above).
 

LOVE how street style superstar Giovanna Battaglia (above) dresses hers up!
 
Rihanna’s got three different pairs:
 
 
And check out how much Anne Hathaway loves her “Rolling Spikes” Louboutins!
 

 
Converting flat-haters worldwide, the smoking slipper (I also have a tendency to call them loafers) adds a classic polish to any look, and hits the menswear trend on the nose. I’m particularly loving the dressed up look as an alternative to heels, especially in a more feminine, low cut silhouette.
 
Now, you know LuLu*s has your back on this one, so check out all of our lovely options!

Confession: I may have taken the Qupid Strip 27 home in Berry, Mustard, and Leopard (sold out), so don’t be too shy to splurge!
 

(Image courtesy of StyleBistro, JustJared, SheFinds, PhotoDiarist, 29Secrets, and Net-a-Porter)