15 Pairs of Shoes to Wear With Shorts This Summer

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We get it: Not everyone can roll up to their office wearing shorts, no matter how deathly hot it gets. But even if you’re not one of the lucky ones with a less-than-strict dress code, that doesn’t mean you can’t get enough wear out of them on the weekend. One problem: What shoes should you wear with shorts?

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While, sure, you can wear anything you want with shorts; that’s your prerogative! But generally speaking, the shorter the shorts, the lower the heel—especially if you’re headed to the office or somewhere that requires a degree of professionalism. While your highest heels will certainly lengthen your legs, we recommend pairing yours with ballet flats, slides, mules, or even clean white sneakers.

Ahead, the five best types of shoes to wear with shorts, and our favorites to shop now.

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Charlotte Stone Bruna Sandal, $215; at Reformation

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Slides

Genuine People Pointed Suede Flats, $215; at Genuine People

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Slides
Slides

Everlane Pointed Slide, $145; at Everlane

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Mules
Mules

Urban Outfitters Driving Loafer Mule, $59; at Urban Outfitters

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Mules
Mules

New Look Wide Fit Suedette Low Heeled Mule $32; at ASOS

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Mules
Mules

Pixie Market Brown Square Toe Mule, $189; at Pixie Market

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Flats
Flats

Zara Elastic Ballerina Shoes, $49.90; at Zara

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Flats
Flats

J.Crew Collins Women Flats, $168; at J.Crew

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Flats

Cole Haan Anica Criss Coss Sandal, $130; at Spring

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Sandals
Sandals

Madewell Holly Ankle-Wrap Sandal, $118; at Madewell

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Sandals
Sandals

Anne Thomas Williamsburg in Mastice, $265; at Need Supply

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Sandals

Miista Black Leather Sandals, $210; at The Frankie Shop

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Sneakers

Keds Champion Originals, $39.95; at Keds

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Sneakers

Reebok Classic Leather Sneakers, $56.21; at Lord & Taylor

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Sneakers

Vans Old Skool Sneakers, $60; at Vans

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