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Aquazurra Stellar Embellished Lace-Up Flats

Seasonal Flats


Trends? Suede and Velvet in Summer, lots of tie-ons. Indulgences? COLOR!

Warm Tones left to right


Roberto Festa Ballet Flats – also orange or red: Kidskin points with arty, edgy studs. Leather lining, leather/rubber sole. $214.00

Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather D’Orsay Flats – Stylish and patrician shoe for city slickiers. Patent leather d’Orsay flat with studded asymmetric strap. Leather lining, rubber sole. $795

Calvin Klein Gina Flat – Delicious color. Suede leather upper with t-strip. Ankle strap with buckle closure. Leather lining. Lightly padded footbed. Rubber sole $99.00

Tory Burch Elizabeth Flat – Classic with a little color pizzazz. Leather upper with the iconic T-logo charm. Smooth leather lining. Leather footbed. Mini ¼” heel. Slip-resistant, leather outsole. $250.00

Prints left to right


BCBGeneration Millie – Pale and pretty. Full-grain leather upper. Man-made lining. Lightly padded insole. Low heel ½” Man-made sole. $69.99

Soft Style Darlene – Another coloration on the soft side. Printed textile uppers with a pointy toe. Soft textile linings. Cushioned footbed. Modest wedge Man-made outsole. Heel height ¾”. $44.99

Pointed Toe Robin Ballet Flat Jaunty blue and white stripes, not strictly nautical anymore. Flexible leather or suede upper. Breathable synthetic lining. Insole with added stability in the heel.  Exclusive Padding System features memory foam and a cushioned insole designed for all-day comfort. Flexible skid-resistant outsole with comfort pod at bottom. $88.00

Mira Ballet Flats – Stripe Textured Leather – Cheery and classic. 1/2″ gum heel. Memory foam footbeds. Striped, textured leather uppers. Suede upper lining. Antibacterial, breathable napa sock lining. Flexible non-skid soles. Lots of colors in solids. $109.00

Some Iconoclastic Tie-Ons clockwise


Loeffler Randall Penelope Suede Flats – Feminine. Great color. Slight heel. Tasseled trims, pointed toe, ties at ankle. 55% off $135.70

Aquazurra Stellar Embellished Lace-Up Flats – Luxurious and worthy of shoe envy.. Plush velvet in pointed toe silhouette. Embroidered style is embellished with faux pearls, trimmed with ties that wrap around the ankle. Also navy. $795

Sam Edelman Brandie – also other colors and orange tropical print- Casual and sassy. Textile upper with ankle wrap tie. Pointed-toe silhouette. Man-made lining. Lightly cushioned footbed.  Leather outsole. Heel Height: 1?4 in. $90.00

Comfy clockwise


Bandolino Blondelle Floral Embellished Flats – Wear-all-day shoes with a bit of flair. Floral embellishment and braided trim. Textile upper. Almond toe. Synthetic lining and sole. Padded insole. (also white) $59.00

ECCO Sense Light Ballerina – Flattering color, comfortable wear. Soft leather and textile upper. Textile lining. Removable leather-covered inlay sole with Comfort Fiber System™ to increase air circulation. Direct-injected PU sole is hard-wearing and lightweight. Heel Height: 3?4” $120.00

Seychelles View Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Flat – Sunny and lighthearted. Wraparound adjustable ankle buckle strap secures a western-detailed woven jute midsole pointed toe flat for all day wear and less tear. Fabric upper, leather lining and sole, synthetic, grip sole. Sale $49.97


A Little Madness: Fendi Flowerland Strappy Skimmer – Patent leather skimmer you will not see coming and going. Floral appliqué with ABS studs. 0.3″ flat heel. Leather lining. Smooth outsole. $990.00!

Not Shown-A Few Neutrals: Schutz Neida Cork Point-Toe Flats $80.00

Kate Spade New York Eleni Scalloped Bow Flats $228.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.