Okay, These Flat and Low-Heel Shoes From Nordstrom, Mango, and Zara Are Fire

Best sandals and flats outfit with jeans



When it comes to my daily footwear, I've always preferred flats or low-heel shoes. Not that I have anything against high-heels, but considering I'm a born-and-bred California girl, the ease and comfort of flat and low-heel shoes just seems to agree with me on a fundamental level. High heels, in my humble opinion, are to be reserved for special occasions or a night when I'm feeling extra flirty. The numerous stylish flats offerings and resurgence of kitten heels in recent years (I'm looking at you, Manolo Maysales) have only helped my case.

On top of that, the right flats or low-heel shoes have an understated elegance that's hard for a higher heel to compete with. I'll never forget seeing a woman walk into a wedding in a breezy floor-length gown with simple sandals on her feet and thinking that she was the chicest person in the room. Suffice to say, I've done a lot of research recently on the best flats and low heels out there. My biggest issue? Putting a cap on my finds, which Nordstrom, Zara, and Mango aren't helping with. They've really been killing it with their selections of flats and low-heel shoes, so I've rounded up my favorite 30 picks just for you, dear reader, below.

Statement sandals that are versatile enough to be worn every day. 

The square toe here feels decidedly modern. 

I'll be wearing these all summer. 

Hot off the chopping block, these are sure to go fast!

Fulfilling all my '90s grunge fantasies. 

Metallic accents are everywhere this season, but I'm partial to strappy silver sandals. 

The chocolate brown paired with the lug sole has me feeling all the feels. They're perfect. 

I'd like to pair these with a black column dress and chunky gold jewelry.

Allow me to introduce you to your essential summer sandals. 

Simple flats at a reasonable price that look more expensive than they are used to be hard to find, but then these babies showed up. 

We're ready for vacation (me and the sandals). 

Basic slides you can wear for years to come. 

Minimal kitten heels have my heart. 

Alexa Chung circa 2010, I'm coming for your look.

In case you couldn't get your hands on the Miu Miu version, these are a decidedly good dupe!

Big fan of the fisherman-sandal trend this spring. 

When Zara gets it right, they really get it right. 

The stitch detail adds interest and a bit of early 2000s flair. 

Loving these neutral loafers for summer. 

Trust me—you'll wear these way more than you think.

I love how simple yet elegant these are. 

These are giving Cher Horowitz, which I can always get behind.

Pair these with some vintage jeans and a white tee and you've got the quintessential summer look. 

These are, of course, reminiscent of Gucci, but in a subtle way that I think really works.