While the weather dictates a scorcher, there’s not time to let down your fashion guard. It’s easy to slip on a pair of flip-flops and daydream of the beach, but when its time to pack your bikini and trade it for a blazer, things could get tough. Summer office dressing is one of the more difficult tasks for women and shoes aren’t much easier. We all would kill to wear a pair of dollar store rubber thongs, but HR might not be too happy. Finding a pair of heels (or flats!) that keep your sartorial sense sharp while keeping your feet cool may seem only possible while breaking a sweat, but fret not. These celebs take the hard work out of summer shoe shopping and help cool things down.
Miranda Kerr and Kate Spade Karolina Patent Pump
Miranda Kerr, always at her the top of the fashion game, takes on a classic way to beat the heat. A breezy, loose top paired with a cropped pant is an easy office outfit to keep cool without showing too much skin. Pair it with simple pumps that will keep the leg line long without the walk to the office seeming like a work out. Summertime heels should say that you thought about your outfit from head to toe rather than planning on how long until you can kick back and relax after work. Kate Spade heels are classic and work well for the summer because their heel height won’t kill your working feet. Try the Kate Spade Karolina Patent Pumps at the end of a pair of great trousers. With a modest heel and patent leather shine, they’re great for any office.
Alexa Chung and Jeffrey Campbell Martini Loafers
With summer taking its toll on many wardrobes, a dress and a pair of flat sandals is a great way to tame the heat. If your office is a little more laid back, try something like Alexa Chung is doing here. A great pair of flats with a bit of visual interest is not only your most comfortable option, but they add a playful flair to any outfit you choose to wear. The Jeffrey Campbell brand has become synonymous with bold and daring shoes, but these Martini Loafers are a great balance between summer playful and office appropriate.
Elizabeth Banks and B Brian Attwood Campisa Evening Sandals
At the premiere of her movie, People Like Us, Elizabeth Banks wowed in a gold J. Mendel dress paired with daring Guiseppe Zanotti sandals. A great way to balance out an office outfit is to end it with statement-making sandals. T-straps and metallics add a punch at the tail end of any attire and her sandals, similar to Brian Attwood’s designs, definitely made heads turn. These B Brian Attwood Campisa Evening Sandals aren’t for the tame at heart and will add the perfect exclamation point to any shift dress or pair of trousers.