New heels might be negotiable (though who can resist a good woven-rope wedge?), but in order to kick off the summer, we all need a new pair off fabulous flats. Luckily, the unofficial start to summer coincides with a hot, late-spring sale. To get sale season off to a smashing start, how about a couple of the best flat sandals at Barneys? I couldn’t decide between Giuseppe Zanotti and Chloé (I don’t think two aesthetics could be more different), so hey, let’s go for both!
Whether you prefer Giuseppe’s super-bare, super-sexy take on the breezy sandal, complete with a long, lean strip of crystal embellishment ($359, from $595), or the wide, cutout straps and nude snakeskin accents of Chloé’s stretchy slingback ($449, from $749) – or you refuse to play favorites, like me – you’ll be going the distance in these for the next couple months. Amazing with pretty dresses, these are dressed-down shoes that are still high on style. No compromise necessary.