Outfit Idea #5: Do a printed pair with sandal heels.
Why It Works: Adding an extra boost of height instantly makes the look more refined. It also helps to pick a pattern that's more sophisticated and subtle—like the washed out leopard motif pictured left—than say, big splashy peace signs.
Perfect For: Unfussy "creative" offices, upscale brunches, and baby or bridal showers.
Switch It Up: Although you can, of course, get away with flats, it's harder to pull off. Whatever style you choose, make it doesn't obscure your entire foot and ankle—without a little skin showing, the look comes across dumpy.