Informal Summer Work Shoes for Women

Here are ten casual summer work shoes for women.

While most jobs won't allow you to wear flip-flops, there are many casual work shoes that are ideal for the warmer months. Here are ten informal summer work shoes for women.


Keds have made a lot of improvements since the basic white tennis shoe. In fact, Nanette Lepore has teamed up with Keds to make a line of fashionable shoes that are comfortable too. I loved and owned the Nanette "barefoot" shoe. I say loved because I wore them so many times they stunk. Essentially, these are called skimmers but the velvet outside and contrast gold piping make these fancy. 


The Eliza Flower flat is on my Wish list for this coming summer. This soft jersey shoe is lightweight and perfect for sticky days. In addition, it is flexible and has an adorable flower on the toe. 


The DKNY Active Women's Hover is an informal sandal kicked up a notch with faux patent leather. The shiny exterior makes these perfect for work. A sturdy hook and loop closure keep these shoes in place. The wedge heel has a logo graphic to show off your style.

Polka Dot

Another must have shoe for the summer is the Kimchi Blue Polkadot Peeptoe Flat at Urban Outfitters. Choose from navy with white polka dots or red with white dots. It also comes in solid black and mauve. These have a t-strap and come in a light cotton fabric.


Canvas can be suitable for work if it has the right touches. The Andre Assous Dodie shoe has a small wedge, golden straps and an espadrille look. 


The Petals Natural Wedge Sandal will make you feel like you are on an island. This shoe has a woven three and one fourth heel and the rest is made from faux suede. It comes in a bright pink and black. Perfect for those more casual days at work.

Low wedge

The Camden Wedge by Jambui Is an ultra comfortable shoe that is stylish to wear to work and play. The 2.5 heel height makes it perfect for work. The memory foam foot bed and open style are great for summer.

Athletic Sandals

If you have a job working in a summer camp, these Merrell Aster sandals are optimal for you. The criss crossed straps stay on your feet no matter what you are doing. In addition, there is an air cushion to make thing comfortable. These come in a multitude of colors including bungee, ginger, black, ocean blue and soft violet. It comes in sizes five to eleven. 


I'm not usually a fan of Crocs. However, these Croc's women Lady shoes have a charm about them. A round peep toe and exposed heel make these fashionable. The cushioned foot bed makes them smart. The overall openness of the shoe makes them good for the summer.


The Kimchi Blue Floral Skimmer comes in a ditsy blue-red floral pattern that is reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie. The flat shoe has a cushioned foot bed and rubber sole.

Remember to take some time to relax this summer.