If I told you that the pointed sling was the summer’s runaway hit, would you know I was referring to footwear and not some new archery workout fad? Well, it’s true. Combining the sharp sweetness of your favorite pointed styles with a summer-friendly slingback strap, these flats are true hybrid chameleons.
They add a breezy élan to summer dresses (see Karlie Kloss at the CFDAs this week in Jimmy Choo’s Genoa) or dress up a uniform of vintage Levi’s and a sleeveless turtleneck (see Swedish style-setter Elin Kling).
What’s more, the exposed style provides a winning balance between a sandal and a shoe polished enough for the office. Or, as we like to think of it, all-business from the front, on-holiday from the back.
Thankfully, there are a variety of options available now, and many are wallet-friendly or on sale. Click through the gallery for our roundup of the best slingback flats you’ll wear all summer long.