The sun’s out, and you need to get outside. But your wardrobe isn’t fully ready to embrace spring, especially when it comes to shoes. Summer flats are the best way to embrace the newly warm weather without going full-on foot-baring sandal mode, and the right ones are polished enough to let you go from the office to apres-work drinks with ease. So herewith, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest flats around, from oxfords to loafers to mules, and all things in between!
A wrap-around ankle strap lends edge to the classic D’Orsay pointy flat. 29Secrets Pick: H&M Suede Flats, $69.
The preppy-chic loafer looks fresh in metallic rose-gold. 29Secrets Pick: Yeliviel Loafer, $80.
These slip-on oxfords feel sleek and modern, especially when worn in clean white. 29Secrets Pick: Clarks Artisan Endvale Opal Slop-on Oxfords, $160.
The mule gets a breezy upgrade with an open lattice weave in silver and gold. 29Secrets Pick: Jeffrey Campbell Dashi Woven Mule, $140.
You can’t go wrong with a classic pointy-toe flat, and at this price, why not buy them in all three colours? (They come in black, navy and beige.) 29Secrets Pick: Joe Fresh Pointy Flat, $24.
A racing-stripe slingback adds a sporty vibe to these chic pointy-toed flats. 29Secrets Pick: Senso Helene Slingback Flat, $230.
Espadrilles are everywhere this season, and these denim slip-ons (& cool tiger motif embroidery) are a fun take on the classic canvas versions. 29Secrets Pick: Kenzo Classic Tiger Espadrilles, $229.70.
The leather loafer is a modern classic that always adds polish to whatever you’re wearing. 29Secrets Pick: Enzo Engiolini Tate Leather Loafers, $145.
Blush suede and an arch-baring D’Orsay style feels oh-so-feminine. 29Secrets Pick: Marc Fisher Sunny Half D’Orsay Flat, $174.18 to 214.39.
You’ll wear these classic-with-a-twist metallic ballet flats with everything from jeans to dresses. 29Secrets Pick: Michael Michael Kors Gia Metallic Leather Ballet Flat, $158.
Add some edge to the pointy flat with supersized pearl embellishments. 29Secrets Pick: Flat Mules With Pearl Beads, $59.90.