We may not need new shoes for summer, but we sure do want them. Because no matter what your work or weekend wardrobe situation has going on, if you look down and see a fresh pair of velvet bows or regal brocade, you're happy. Trust us.

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Buckles

Ballet flats with buckles? They're so cool, and they allow us to fashionably live out our girlhood ballerina fantasies.

Get the look: Steve Madden ($70); Gianni Bini Rygen ($79); Miu Miu ($670)

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Velvet

Nope, velvet is not just for winter anymore. Lightweight versions of the fabric make slides and sandals look luxe and feel like slippers.

Get the look: River Island ($80); SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker ($285); Prada ($650)

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Brocade

Fancy-pants fabric shoes are surprisingly versatile, since they pair well with pants and dresses alike.

Get the look: J.Crew ($99); Avec Les Filles ($158); Gucci ($750)

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Gold Leather

Because summer evenings are kind of begging for shiny shoes with jeans.

Get the look: Topshop ($24); Jeffrey Campbell ($180); Anine Bing ($499)

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Mules

With a stacked heel, these babies add height and style but are basically as comfy as flip-flops.

Get the look: Zara ($50); Sigerson Morrison ($275); Gucci ($695)

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Slingbacks

No one can turn down a ladylike style in a walkable heel height, right? Go on with your Grace Kelly look.

Get the look: Nine West ($71); Calvin Klein ($98); Chanel ($850)

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