Tyler Joe

Unless you work in a really laid-back office environment, your work shoes still need to be somewhat appropriate. Sure, maybe you aren't restricted to the same pair of boring black pumps every day, but chances are you could be pushing the style envelope a little bit further. Click through to shop ready-for-work options that'll add some energy to your 9-to-5.

PVC-Band Mules
Calvin Klein

A pointed toe and respectable heel, sure. But add in an azure hue and a wide band of see-through PVC and you're punching into a new style league. 

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Flatform Sandals
Marc Fisher

Summer's classic ropey soles are more polished—and ready for work—when done with some height and pretty ankle straps.

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Patent Leather Loafers
Franco Sarto

The shape itself isn't unique to the boardroom, but the high-shine finish and rugged tread are. This personality-packed pair can be styled in the same way as its more basic cousin. 

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Bright Yellow Heels
INC International Concepts

If your happy place involves a classic high heel, don't fix what isn't broken. Instead, switch it up this summer by doing the shape in a classic crayon color.

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Indigo Wedges

An unexpected color makes any shoe instantly feel more out-of-the-box. Blue accessories are having a major moment per Macy's The Edit: Get in on the trend with this denim-esque wedge.

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Woven Mules
INC International Concepts

Bring the slip-on that's part preppy, part low-key into the office. Make the shape even more summer-ready in a straw-like material and fruit punch stripes. 

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Leopard Ankle Straps
kate spade new york

The magical thing about leopard is that it's flirty, yet a print your grandmother would happily wear. Add a spotted touch for a bit of flair (great if your work wardrobe tends to stick to a rotation of black pieces).

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