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How to dress for a casual summer day
How to dress for a casual summer day

Photo: Ashley Markle

While each product featured is independently selected, the shoes in this article were chosen by Cut editors from a product list provided by Nordstrom.

Steve Jobs had a purpose in mind when he wore his uniform, so take a leaf out of his book on lazy afternoons and grab a matching set. Why? That way, you won’t have to think about your outfit and will have more time to chat with a friend over an iced matcha latte. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with this one.

And while matching sets like this one from Issey Miyake can be quite intimidating, it’s best paired with a simple shoe like a pair of slingback loafers. Below, we’ve also included Paloma Wool’s layered set, which is also a great option. Let the playful details of the set take center stage and pair it with silver earrings like twisted hoops from Jenny Bird.

A bag lets you make a statement. Try Kassl’s oversized version, made from waxed leather and with plenty of room for an emergency umbrella, ginger shot or something from the farmer’s market.

Dolce Vita – Hardi – Penny loafer with slingback

First came the grunge-inspired loafer with a lug sole, then the simple driving loafer. For summer, we’re eyeing the slingback loafer – a style that lets your feet breathe without losing its classic cool appeal. This black pair from Dolce Vita features the traditional penny loafer silhouette with a modern adjustable slingback strap. The best thing about these shoes (besides their affordable price) is the subtle grainy texture and color palette.

Photo: Ashley Markle