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These Dressy Printed Flats Were Made for Outdoor Summer Parties

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Finer Things is a photo series with a playful approach to elusive, glamorous fashion items we’re fixated on right now.

When it comes to Dolce & Gabbana, more is more. The Italian duo has long looked to Sicilian style and culture for inspiration, then amped it up with fanciful details. The result: lots of form-fitting black lace, 3-D florals that mimic the landscape, and majolica — the painted tile motif one often sees on outdoor staircases, dinner plates, and pottery.

These patent-leather slingback shoes start with a majolica print and then add a crystal brooch and a thin, multi-colored ankle strap. Wear them with a summer dress to make any outdoor party feel like it’s taking place on a veranda in Sicily.

These Dolce & Gabbana Flats Were Made for Summer Parties