In the midst of summer’s sweltering heat, the thought of wearing fussy footwear is about as appealing as wearing a wool suit in Death Valley. That said, we have the perfect stylish solution: slip-on shoes. Stars like Emma Stone and Ashley Olsen have been relying on the shoe—as essential as the season’s breezy sundresses and cutoff shorts—to beat the heat.
Who Needs Laces? Slide Into Summer's Slip-On Shoes
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Ranging from espadrille flats to boat shoes and skater sneakers sans laces, they come in cool textures and punchy prints, rendering this footwear style a high-fashion staple. They’re breathable, easy to wear, and perfect for hiding your toes when you haven’t had time for a pedi (don’t worry, we won’t tell a soul!). Click through our slideshow to see how celebs wear summer slip-ons and shop an assortment of our favorites too.
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Kerr, taking a break in between shots for a Korean Vogue shoot, contrasts distressed boyfriend jeans with preppy boat shoes.
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Slip-on sneakers inject a shot of color--and an on-trend sporty vibe--to the model’s look.
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When arriving at the Los Angeles airport last month, Hough punched up a cozy hoodie and silky trousers with Soludos’ printed Raffia Low Cut Espadrilles ($65) in Black Green.
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Aimee Song of Song of Style
Chanel espadrilles lend themselves perfectly to a laid-back t-shirt and shorts combo, like Song’s Cheyann Benedict’s Bally Tee ($150) in White and J Brand Nash Slouchy Shorts ($131). She throws a few fashion-forward pieces into the mix, such as BCBGMaxazria’s Runway Novak Jacket ($998) and Celine’s structured purse, for a truly stylish result.
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Tamu McPherson of All The Pretty Birds
The blogger and photographer embodies the spirit of easy Italian elegance in a simple shift and slip-ons.
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Caroline Brasch Nielsen
A no-brainer outfit for warm evenings: a leather jacket layered over a pretty dress and two-tone espadrilles (Nielsen’s are Chanel).
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Pack House of Harlow 1960’s Woven Kye Flats ($200) for your next vacation. The woven leather material is sturdy, meaning you can walk for miles in comfort!
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Streetwear favorite Vans gives its classic silhouette a playful update with the Denim Leopard Slip-Ons ($55) in Festival/Fuchsia.
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Zara’s Espadrille Slip-Ons ($70) offer graphic glamour and extra height.
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XOXO’s lacy Kara Espadrille Flats ($29) in Black will add instant visual intrigue to denim cutoffs and a white tee.
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In creamy basketweave canvas, Vince’s Blair Slip On Sneakers ($180) offer an elegant take on the streetwear style.
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Valentino’s Macramé and Mesh Espadrilles ($595) are just what you need for a touch of flirtatious appeals, thanks to a floral motif in notice-me-now red.
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Toms nods to the season’s nautical trend with the Anchor Embroidered Canvas Slip-Ons ($95); round out the look with a striped top and white skinnies.
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Transition your beach cover-up and floppy hat to the boardwalk with Stella McCartney’s neon-hued Espadrille Flats ($189).
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It’s official: Soludos’s Polka Dot Slip-Ons ($42) have charmed the socks right off of us--literally!
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Not sure how to mix prints? Rachel Rachel Roy’s Braydia Espadrille Flats ($59) in Grey Multi Fabric combines stripes and snakeskin for built-in cool.
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We imagine the urban explorer slipping into Prism London’s tough-luxe leather Espadrilles ($220) in Black/Navy.
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The neutral, wear-with-anything hue of Nine West’s Maxy Espadrille Flats ($69) in Silver Metallic Linen makes this pair a winner.
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We’ve got an orange crush on Juicy Couture’s Gigi Espadrille Flats ($198), especially worn with printed shorts and an easy t-shirt.
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Style Jeffrey Campbell’s Hawk Open Woven Shoes ($150) with Bermuda shorts and a crisp button-down for a fresh summer look.
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Slip Enzo Angiolini’s Austyn Canvas Espadrille Flats ($59) on with a black linen dress and straw hat.
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Dolce Vita’s Razia Shoes ($109) boast a perforated upper and a hint of neon pink at the sole. Amplify the detail by styling them with vibrant floral shorts.