Who Needs Laces? Slide Into Summer's Slip-On Shoes

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.

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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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    PHOTO: Dave Spencer / Splash News

    Emma Stone

    Stone makes classic pieces--like MiH Jeans’ The Tails Shirt With Collar ($154) and cuffed jeans--appropriate for an errand run in New York with the addition of Cynthia Vincent’s Geo Patchwork Classic Shopper Bag ($85) and Toms’ Classic Canvas Slip-Ons ($44) in Black.

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    Ashley Olsen

    Olsen’s Celine espadrilles give a relaxed spin to her sophisticated traveling outfit--consisting of TEXTILE Elizabeth and James’ jeans as well as The Row’s furry coat, 42 Sunglasses ($460), and Top Handle Bag ($2950).

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    Miranda Kerr

    Kerr, taking a break in between shots for a Korean Vogue shoot, contrasts distressed boyfriend jeans with preppy boat shoes.

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    Doutzen Kroes

    Slip-on sneakers inject a shot of color--and an on-trend sporty vibe--to the model’s look.

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    Julianne Hough

    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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    Rachael Taylor

    The Australian actress’ Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles ($475) lend a hit of femininity to her 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt, A.L.C. pants, The Row 50 Sunglasses ($460), and Saint Laurent Classic Medium Betty Bag ($1890) in Black Leather.

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    Diane Kruger

    Kruger’s Vans Classic Slip-Ons ($47) in Black And White Checker add graphic impact to her casual cool outfit: IRO’s Chan Perforated Leather Bomber Jacket ($621), Big Star USA's Alex Shorts ($76), and Aurielie Bidermann for Balmain’s The Pierre Bag ($4350).

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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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    Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules

    The Sincerely Jules blogger’s Zara overalls, Nico Nico tee, and Soludos Doodle Dot Slip-Ons ($42) hint at her chic, youthful sensibilities, but 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Pashli Medium Satchel ($825) in Black adds a sophisticated flourish.

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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.

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Denim Leopard Slip-Ons

Denim Leopard Slip-Ons

Vans, $55
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Hawk Open Woven Shoes

Hawk Open Woven Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell, $150
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Razia Shoes

Razia Shoes

Dolce Vita, $109
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Espadrilles

Espadrilles

Prism London, $220
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Braydia Espadrille Flats

Braydia Espadrille Flats

Rachel Rachel Roy, $59
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Macramé and Mesh Espadrilles

Macramé and Mesh Espadrilles

Valentino, $595
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Maxy Espadrille Flats

Maxy Espadrille Flats

Nine West, $69
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Kara Espadrille Flats

Kara Espadrille Flats

XOXO, $29
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Anchor Embroidered Canvas Slip-Ons

Anchor Embroidered Canvas Slip-Ons

Toms, $95
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Espadrille Flats

Espadrille Flats

Stella McCartney, $189
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Gigi Espadrille Flats

Gigi Espadrille Flats

Juicy Couture, $198
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Polka Dot Slip-Ons

Polka Dot Slip-Ons

Soludos, $42
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Austyn Canvas Espadrille Flats

Austyn Canvas Espadrille Flats

Enzo Angiolini, $59
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Espadrille Slip-Ons

Espadrille Slip-Ons

Zara, $70
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Blair Slip On Sneakers

Blair Slip On Sneakers

Vince, $180
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Woven Kye Flats

Woven Kye Flats

House of Harlow 1960, $200
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Classic Medium Betty Bag

Classic Medium Betty Bag

Saint Laurent, $1890
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50 Sunglasses

50 Sunglasses

The Row, $460
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Flat Lace Espadrilles

Flat Lace Espadrilles

Valentino, $475
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Geo Patchwork Classic Shopper Bag

Geo Patchwork Classic Shopper Bag

Cynthia Vincent, $85
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The Tails Shirt With Collar

The Tails Shirt With Collar

MiH Jeans, $154
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Top Handle Bag

Top Handle Bag

The Row, $2950
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Classic Canvas Slip-Ons

Classic Canvas Slip-Ons

Toms, $44
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42 Sunglasses

42 Sunglasses

The Row, $460
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Raffia Low Cut Espadrilles

Raffia Low Cut Espadrilles

Soludos, $65
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Pashli Medium Satchel

Pashli Medium Satchel

3.1 Phillip Lim, $825
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Doodle Dot Slip-Ons

Doodle Dot Slip-Ons

Soludos, $42
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Runway Novak Jacket

Runway Novak Jacket

BCBGMaxazria, $998
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Nash Slouchy Shorts

Nash Slouchy Shorts

J Brand, $131
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Bally Tee

Bally Tee

Cheyann Benedict, $150
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Chan Perforated Leather Bomber Jacket

Chan Perforated Leather Bomber Jacket

IRO, $621
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Classic Slip-Ons

Classic Slip-Ons

Vans, $47
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