Sky-high heels are grand, but it's flats we reach for on warm summer days.
Whether you're barbecuing, window shopping or wedding hopping, these ten pairs will will keep your feet firmly on the ground--and looking pretty. Click here to browse.
MaraisUSA Criss Cross Sandal in Silver, $74 www.maraisusa.com
Brooklyn-based shoe label MaraisUSA aims to create well-made, well-designed shoes at an affordable price.
Design duo Catherine Chen & Haley Boyd succeeded with this sweet sandal, available in silver, hot pink and black patent leather. These are fancy enough for a garden wedding but simple enough to pair with cut-offs.
K Jacques St Tropez "Caravelle" Sandal in Leopard Print, $285 www.net-a-porter.com
Garance might prefer Les Rondinis, but K Jacques are still a sandal du Jour for fashion's jet set. We particularly like the leopard print ankle cuff on this pair.
Church's Classic Brogues in Pale Pink, $425 www.net-a-porter.com
Black brogues are bit too hefty for summer, but white brogues get dirty fast. This blush pair from Church's is the perfect compromise.
Vanessa Bruno Athé Suede Ballerina Flats in Red, $361 www.lagarconne.com
We think red flats are the ideal antidote to any neutral outfit. And the wrinkly suede on this made-in-Spain pair is extra pretty.
Pierre Hardy for Gap Lace-Up Denim Espadrille, $65 www.gap.com
We've got a pair of Pierre Hardy x Gap sandals from a few seasons ago, and we still wear them on a regular basis. Not only are they comfortable, but they're made well. This espadrille would look great with all the denim you'll be mixing and matching this summer.
Keds x Steven Alan Ikat Slip On, $68 www.stevenalan.com
We know we've already declared our love for Steven Alan's darling kicks, but we'd like to reiterate: If you're going to buy one pair of casual sneakers this summer, make it these. Keds are ultra-comfortable, and you can walk in them for miles.
Beatrix Ong "Kami" Origami Leather Ballet Flats, $349 www.farfetch.com
We've always wanted a pair of white leather ballet flats, but most are downright cheap-looking. This style is subversive without getting in the way of an aggressive get-up.
Ecote Woven Skimmer in Opium, $34 www.urbanoutfitters.com
Not only do we love this teal color, but the woven detailing and low cut make this pair extra-summery.
Loeffler Randall Idris Navajo Puzzle Sandals, $395 www.shopbop.com
Okay, we know these have a teeny-tiny wedge, but they're just too cute to ignore.
Not only do these work well with all the grey swimming around your closet, they're also muted enough to try with a white or denim dress.
LD Tuttle "The Moment" Sandal in Black, $430 shop.creaturesofcomfort.us
If you were very into the gladiator sandal a few seasons back, you might like this slouchy update. The zipper on the back of the ankle is a nice detail.