Flats may be seen as the dowdy, casual counterpart to the heeled shoe, but comfortable doesn't have to mean wearing orthopedic soles to the office. Ahead, a slew of fashionable flats that will make you glad you never liked teetering around on stilts anyways.
When your regular summer sandals feel too basic, put a tassel on it.
Loeffler Randal Rubie Sandal, $251; needsupply.com.
The latest in beautiful white sneakers (which are definitely worth the perpetual dirt dilemma) are topped with summery white florals.
Blanche White Slip-Ons, $295; miista.com.
When you want to feel like a straight-up princess, beeline right to satin slippers for summer days.
Intentionally Blank Library Flat in Satin, $180; needsupply.com.
A ballet-style lace up that will keep these va-va-voom sling-backs securely on your feet.
The Supersonic Flat, $398; stuartweitzman.com.
Because who doesn't want to give off Moroccan slipper vibes (even if they can't travel there themselves)?
Slingback Leather Shoes, $80; mango.com.
A modern court shoe in a sweet velvety pink.
Fronzolino Loafer, $248; mgemi.com.
Not your average ballet flat, thanks to the strap that keeps your sweaty feet from sliding out and the textural velvet fabric.
Velvet Ballerinas, $70; zara.com.
Espadrilles, but cooler and festooned with mini florals.
Floral Leather Espadrilles, $70; zara.com.
What it would look like if Marie Antoinette were really into mules (read: a dreamy, dreamy satin and velvet shoe).
Trademark Pajama Sandal, $528; needsupply.com.
The most fun there is to be had with gingham in the summer.
Marcques' Almeida Wraparound Gingham Sandals, $260; matchesfashion.com.
A fiesta-ready pair of espadrilles for all of your party shenanigans.
Fringe Detailed Espadrilles, $98; shopspring.com.
Every summer calls for at least *one* tropical shoe option, so let it be this high-quality aqua leather number this year.
Vayarta Leather Slip On Shoe, $136; dreamcollective.com.
An insanely soft pair of lace-ups that were made for traveling.
The Boat Hobe, $139; hobes.co.
Because how often do you get to wear two-toned loafers?
The Modern Point, $155; everlane.com.