June 12, 2015

The temps may be climbing, but not everyone can wear sandals, wedges, or other open-toe styles to work. Office wardrobe guidelines or even safety concerns might prohibit you from showing off your cute pink pedi, but that doesn’t mean stylish summer looks are far from reach. Ditch the black and nude heels for a moment and consider some fresh options for a new season. Our own DSW Home Office Shoe Lovers will show you how it’s done.

Wearing flats with a suit is quite acceptable. Sometimes you need to look really professional, but running from meeting to meeting in 5-inch stilettos is just not in the cards. Opt for pointed toe flats that elongate your legs like Dana did. (Just make sure the hem of your pants isn’t dragging on the ground!) Polish off the look with a statement necklace—you’ll look that much more put-together.

Audrey Brooke Cici Reptile Flat $49.95 (Compare at $65)

Karen’s got great style that easily transitions from work to play. Whether she’s leading her team in the office or traveling to meet with business partners, her look is always versatile but so, so chic. Simple flats like these are flexible for all of her looks, including the black skinny pants and white blazer we spotted her in last week. After work? She’ll slip off the blazer and grab a clutch for dinner on the patio with friends.

Aldo Grumale Flat $39.95 (Compare at $50)


Fridays in the summer are just plain fun in our offices. Teams take their meetings outdoors, 2 p.m. iced coffee runs are practically mandatory, and everyone amps up the color volume in their office looks. Cynthia is no exception to the last point, and you’ll often spot her in something bright and cheery. Case in point: She paired her vibrant tangerine blazer and nautical striped tee with one of our favorite pairs of floral flats. If you’re looking for a fun, work-appropriate look to copy right now, this would be it!

Adrienne Vittadini Mayes Flat $59.95 (Compare at $99)


How do you wear flats on the job? Share with us in the comments below and spread the inspo to other Shoe Lovers.