Meet your new favorite summer-to-fall shoe.

By Real Simple and Rebecca Daly /
Updated November 03, 2016
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  • When is a bow not over-the-top sweet? When it’s the sleek embellishment on a menswear-inspired, loafer. Style the pair with skinny jeans and a white button-down shirt for the ultimate chic weekend look. Also available in black.
  • To buy: $25,
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  • When the shoe trend of the season happens to come in a flat style, it’s easy to put your best foot forward. The graphic, striped snake print punches up jeans, dresses, and everything in between.
  • To buy: $45,
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  • Perennially in style, classic ballet flats are a wardrobe staple. A scalloped edge gives this pair a subtle, modern update. Available in six colors.
  • To buy: $50,
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Moroccan slides, meet sleek silver loafers. Meant to be worn like a traditional Western slip-on shoe or with the back folded in like an exotic slip-in slide, these flats instantly elevate any ensemble.

To buy: $70,

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  • A more seasonally appropriate iteration of your favorite summer style, this pair mixes a T-strap silhouette with the lace-and-tie trend. Bonus: The neutral embossed snake print goes with just about anything. Available in five colors.
  • To buy: $29,
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  • This burgundy velvet Mary Jane style feels equally appropriate at the office, a cocktail party, or running errands on the weekend. Available in four colors.
  • To buy: $118,