As the summer sun sizzles, the office air conditioning becomes a sanctuary. But let's face it, the heat doesn't just make us sweat, it also influences our fashion choices, especially our footwear. While flip-flops might be tempting, they don't exactly scream 'office appropriate'. Fear not, for we have the answer. As I normally do, I've curated a neat little list of all the great summer office shoes you can wear during this (extremely worrying) heatwave.
My picks for today include ballet flats, loafers, wedge sandals, and mules mainly, but there's a couple sandals that have made the cut as well (office friendly vibes only). Classic ballet flats are the little black dress of the shoe world - timeless, versatile, and always in style. They're perfect for those days when you're running from meeting to meeting, but still want to look put-together.
Loafers, for example, are the epitome of business casual. They're comfortable enough for everyday wear, but still professional enough for that important presentation. And for those who prefer a bit of height, wedge sandals are a great option. They give you the elevation of a heel, but the comfort of a flat. And they're much more stable than stilettos.
Lastly, mules are a godsend for those hot summer days. They're easy to slip on and off, and they allow your feet to breathe. Plus, they go great with those after work drinks.
So, buckle up (or should we say, lace up?), and let's dive into my 10 women's summer office shoe picks for today.
Footwear to Get Through the Heatwave: 10 Summer Office Shoes
1. Luke Onix Coffee Brown Leather Ballet Flats
For me, brown patent leather ballet flats are the epitome of timeless elegance and versatility. I'd pair them with a sophisticated knee-length pencil skirt and a flowy chiffon blouse in a soft pastel hue. The patent finish adds a subtle gleam, elevating your look effortlessly. To accessorize this ensemble, opt for a delicate gold pendant necklace and matching stud earrings. Keep it professional yet chic with a classic leather tote in a complementary shade of brown. These ballet flats will take you from morning meetings to after-work happy hours with grace and comfort, trust me.Shop now
2. Terrane Brushed Nutmeg Brown Leather Loafers
The old-school, preppy charm of these brown leather tassel loafers is simply irresistible! Wear them with crisp, tailored white trousers and a breezy, striped button-up shirt. Roll up the sleeves and you're good to go. Take it one step further by accessorizing them with a thin leather belt in a matching shade of brown and a pair of retro-inspired sunglasses. Keep your jewelry subtle with a simple gold bangle or a few delicate rings. For the finishing touch, carry a structured brown leather satchel to hold all your office essentials.Shop now
3. Sway Chestnut Brown
These versatile brown leather ballet flats are a dream for the summer office, offering a delightful sock-free experience and a sense of lightness that keeps you feeling breezy and carefree all day long. Pair these absolute babes with a knee-length, flowy floral skirt and a tucked-in blouse in a complementary earthy tone. Pair with delicate, minimalist jewelry like a dainty chain bracelet or small hoop earrings.Shop now
4. Por Do Sol Denim Blue Denim Ballet Flats
I'm absolutely obsessed with these denim ballet pumps. As our muse Belén Hostalet said: with denim shoes, a full-denim look, obviously. However, if you're not ready to be so dauntless, I'd go for ankle-length tailored trousers and a crisp white button-up shirt. The denim adds a touch of casual chic to your ensemble, making it a standout choice for those laid-back office days. You can keep indulging your denim love affair further by adding a denim jacket draped over your shoulders for a cool and effortless vibe. Keep the accessories simple with a delicate pendant necklace and stud earrings.Shop now
5. Trailblazer Cream Leather Loafers
These white cream leather chunky loafers are great for moving around thanks to their cushioned soles and sturdy build. Plus, let's face it–sometimes we just want to look a liiiiiiittle bit taller. Pair them with ankle-length trousers and a flowy silk blouse, and accessorize with a statement watch and a sleek leather crossbody bag for a polished and organized look. These loafers are the perfect choice for those busy days when you need to tackle projects with confidence while still looking effortlessly chic.Shop now
6. Travis Black Leather Mules
Ever heard of nubuck? These black leather clogs are made with it, and they're soft AF. If it was me, I'd combine these with a knee-length A-line dress in a bold color or a playful pattern. The contrast between the edgy clogs and the feminine dress look great in my opinion. I wouldn't do much running around in these since clogs and mules just fall off more easily than the rest (I've missed one too many buses with them), but they're defo great for being comfy on your desk and perhaps cheekily taking them off (make sure the boss doesn't see you). Accessorize with a wide-brimmed floppy hat and a chunky statement necklace to add a touch of boho-chic to your ensemble. Opt for a structured black leather tote to complete the sophisticated office look.Shop now
7. Por Do Sol Blue Leather Ballet Flats
I wasn't really a fan of cobalt blue until I saw these. Blue leather ballet pumps go great with either a monochromatic blue or white outfit. I'd pair them with a tailored knee-length skirt and a lightweight blouse in a complementary shade. If you want true style, go for blue shoes, white skirt, blue shirt. For a touch of elegance, accessorize with a delicate silver bracelet and a pair of stud earrings. Opt for a structured blue leather handbag to complete your polished office look.Shop now
8. Lorenzo Evergreen Leather Mules
Another green leather mule wonder. Their gorgeous pointed toe and sturdy Cuban heel will probably get a lot of attention (not that I'm asking you to promote us or anything).
You can pair these beauties with ankle-length trousers and a sleeveless blouse in a neutral tone, or even a white denim skirt and a linen shirt. Accessorize with a delicate gold necklace and a stack of thin bracelets to add a touch of sophistication to your look. Carry a structured tan leather tote to balance the vibrant green hue of the mules.
9. Gata Denim Blue Denim Sandals
Can you tell I'm obsessed with denim?
For these denim wedge sandals, again, I'd go for with a knee-length denim skirt for a chic denim-on-denim look. Add a lightweight, flowy blouse in a complementary color to balance the outfit. If you're not ready for that yet,
definitely go for cute white jeans and a denim jacket or if not, a thin, brown jacket for contrast.
10. Paixao Cream Leather Sandals
And last but not least, these cream wedge mules are probably among the most timeless and versatile options in this post. I'm a basic bitch, so I'd go for an all-cream outfit and some gold jewelry for sure. If not, a flowy midi dress in a soft pastel shade will do. But not if you have super light skin - sorry, you'll just look extra tired I'm afraid. In that case, go for greys or greens.Shop now