Clockwise from left: Photo courtesy of Streetpeeper, Net-A-Porter, Christian Louboutin leopard print flats, Jil Sander ballet flats, Chloe Mary Janes

Summertime is all about ease and just because you've got to dress up your look for a day at the office doesn't mean you have to abandon that relaxed mentality. When it comes to styling yourself for the grind of a nine to five, it's always best to take a break from those go-to heels and work in a pair of pretty flats to keep you comfortably chic throughout the season.

Even the most savvy and successful women of the world's work force are championing the look, including Arianna Huffington who recently wrote about the madness of high heels.

To give your feet a rest without sacrificing your fashion sense, it's a good idea to invest in a pair of classic ballet flats fit for any tailored office ensemble. Whether you prefer a pop of color, a hint of print or an embellished look, there are plenty of great sky high-heel alternatives to slip on for summer. Check out our favorite picks below: