Finding the perfect summer work shoes can be tricky. When the weather’s warm enough for sandals, it can be hard to convince your toes that they need to go back into hiding, even if your office is the kind where beach-appropriate footwear is unwelcome (especially if you have a fresh manicure to show off!). Add to that the fact that we’re more than two-thirds of the way through summer, and it starts to feel like any new shoes you get at this point should also be ones that you can get some use out of in the fall, too.
It’s an ambitious pair of kicks, indeed, that attempts to be work-appropriate, as well as being a smart choice for more than one season at a time. But thankfully, both well-known brands like Brother Vellies and Everlane and under-the-radar labels like Zou Xou and Rafa are making styles that do just that. We rounded up some of our favorite business casual shoes in a range of styles including mules, heels, flats, loafers, Mary Janes and more to kick-start your search. Happy shopping!