Patent leather is a flirty fix for brightening up a rainy spring day or just adding a little punch to your picnic. These styles work double time for workday or weekend, and better yet, will carry over nicely into an Indian summer (if we’re so lucky), so you’ll be able to wear the trend for more than a single season.
Max Studio Dolly Mary Jane in Beige Patent Leather ($142 @ Zappos): Add a ruffled blouse and pencil skirt and you’ll be classy and cute for work.
Women’s Franco Sarto Nicole ($70 @ OnlineShoes.com): These sumptuous kitten heel slides will look darling with a pair of cropped garbo pants or Bermuda shorts.
Frye Emma Woven Peep Toe Skimmer ($124 @ Shoes.com): When sacrificing comfort is not an option, these flats are your friends. Walk forever and look great all the while in cherry red, basic black or glitzy gold.
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