20 office-appropriate summer shoes that aren't sandals

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Helen Atkin
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Not allowed to wear sandals to work? Here’s our pick of the best office-appropriate footwear for when the sun is shining…

Hot weather calls for less clothes and alternative footwear and that’s just a fact. However, when you aren’t allowed to wear sandals to work, things get a little trickier: how do you keep your feet cool, both sartorially and temperature-wise? Well, whether it be a chic slide, a shoe with cut-outs or a slingback, we’ve found 20 of the best summer shoes for the office.

We recommend teaming these with all your workwear staples to add a little summer sunshine to the daily grind.


yellow suede mules from Carmen

Yellow suede mule, £285, Carmen at Net-a-porter


Striped pointed toe slingback

Striped fabric low heel slingback, £29.99, Zara


Red leather heel with bow

Red mid heel leather pump, £135, Arket

L.K. Bennett

lk bennett kitten heel mule

Green suede mules, £195, L.K. Bennett


Chloe scalloped edge snake effect heel

Scalloped edge snake effect leather pumps, £435, Chloe at Net-a-porter

Stuart Weitzman

stuart weitzman blue leather loafer

Blue embellished leather loafer, £425, Stuart Weitzman at Net-a-porter


topshop yellow mid heel slingback

Yellow pointed toe slingback, £65, Topshop


Maje red cross strap flat

Red cross strap flats, £229, Maje


cos beige leather slingback

Beige pointed toe slingback, £125, Cos


arket woven loafer

Woven slip-on loafer, £150, Arket

Jimmy Choo

jimmy choo strappy green heel

Lime suede pointy toe pump, £525, Jimmy Choo


topshop faux snake pointed toe shoe

Faux snake pointed mule, £29, Topshop

& Other Stories

stories open toe mule

Open toe heeled black mule, £79, & Other Stories


Cos braided leather flats

Red braided flats, £79, Cos

New Look

new look yellow suede heel

Mustard pointed courts, £22.99, New Look


zara two blues cut out flat

Cut out flat shoes, £19.99, Zara


white leather mule with mid heel

White leather mule, £470, Neous


yellow suede flat with bow

Mustard bow flat, £35.99, Mango


uterque black slingback heel

Black slingback heel, £89, Uterque


marni blue satin slippers

Blue satin slippers, £390, Marni at Net-a-porter