Loafers, Mules & Slingback…Oh My!

Can’t wear flip flops of open toed shoes to work, but still want a breeze and comfortable shoe during the warmer spring and summer months? Recent footwear trends like the backless loafer, mules and slingback are leading the way with comfortable and functional work appropriate flats!



The effortless backless loafers first emerged last year, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. They are one of the most stylish slip-ons on the market! It can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion, from professional to casual. For a casual day, pair your backless style loafers with a basic tee and relaxed jeans or trousers. Want to make a statement? An embellished loafer adds style, glam, and a bit of edge. Try opting for a bold pop of color or metallic finish for an even bolder statement. 

A show we bet you won’t be taking off this season: mules. Heeled or flat, these shoes have become our everyday essentials, and we guarantee they’ll be yours, too! Low-heeled slingback is making its way back into the shoe wardrobes of corporate girl bosses and creatives, alike. They are not only practical but on trend, wear it with boyfriend jeans, a cropped trouser, or other laid-back pieces.

Shop a few of our favorite styles at MarketStreet!

Francesca’s iipsrv.fcgiWanted Bitman Buckle Slip on Loafer


Banana Republic PicMonkey Collage-9Pointed Toe Slingback Flats // Demi Slide


J.Jill PicMonkey Collage-10UGG Caleel Mule Sneaker // Frye Gwen Mule


J.Crew PicMonkey Collage-11Charlie Mules //Ankle Wrap Slingback Heels w/Embroidery


What is your go to footwear for Spring and Summer when you can’t wear flip flops?

For more Spring shoe trends and accessories check out our previous blog on the Perforated trend, click here

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