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5 Summer flats we're loving now

Be a knock out this season

Leave the boring business casual flats for Fridays in the office. This summer, it is all about colorful prints, casual canvas, understated jellies, sparkle and animal print.

montage of summer flats

Boat shoe with a kick

Just like last season, boat shoes are still a hot commodity -- however, this year, boat shoes have a much-needed twist. Be bold and be seen in bright, sequin, metallic and animal print boat shoes. No more boring beige, these shoes can be feminine and sporty and are perfect for a day at the zoo, date night at the ballpark or girls’ night out. These sparkle boat shoes are by SO and can be purchased at Kohls.com for $30.

Casual canvas

Canvas flats are a great way to look casual and chic this season. Bold colors, sequin, animal print -- everything is a go! While white, black and beige are safe, don't be afraid to spice it up a bit. Even the most timid fashionista can add a pop of color with casual canvas shoes. For the brave, go for an animal print or patterned canvas upper -- and why stop there? The sky is the limit with canvas this season. These casual canvas flats are BOBS-Earth Day from Sketchers.com and are very reasonable at $38.

Jellies

Who would have ever thought jellies would be back? Well, they are, but with a twist of course! Jellies are a great way to show off your pedi without feeling bare. Try a woven or studded jelly to accentuate any outfit. With so many prints being popular in clothing this season, sometimes a bold shoe can throw an outfit over the edge. Instead of wearing plain flip-flops, wear a clear jelly to add a little shine and polish to your look. Another great feature of a jelly is that no great pedicure goes unnoticed. Check out these great jellies from DSW.com by SM -- a steal at $25.

Tribal print

Be the queen of the jungle this summer! Tribal prints are very in this year, but don’t just stop at black and white -- colored tribal patterns are hip and chic. A white tank top tucked into some dark denim is the perfect outfit to add a pop of color with tribal flats and instantly look like summer. Be bold with these flats by Betsey Johnson, which can be found at Nordstrom.com for $80.

Espadrille flats

Espadrille flats are comfortable yet give a little height. These sexy shoes add flavor to any outfit. Perfect for a day at the beach, these flats are a great addition to a sun or maxi dress and can be worn day or night. At night, you can replace your heels to add a hip twist on a date night classic, the “little black dress.” These simple yet sexy espadrilles can be purchased at Target.com for $46.

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