Catwalk models, commercial models and fashionistas in general are all now sporting the stunning footwear looks for this spring/summer season.
From chunky platforms to kitten heels… there are plenty of gorgeous styles out there to suit all shapes and sizes and compliment your outfits perfectly this season…
What style of shoe suits you best?
This season be prepared to make a statement with your footwear – seek out unique shoes that will help you to stand out from the crowd.
A strappy sandal is a ‘go-to’ option for most of us, it’s perfect for those warm sunny days, especially for models who may be shooting all day and be on their feet, the strappy sandal sets off any maxi or midi dress and gives that relaxed, boho feel.
If you prefer more support and a chunkier style however you might prefer to opt for a wedge heel, maybe featuring splashes of colour and perhaps a hint of sparkly detail.
Platforms, flatforms and wedges will give you the added height you might be looking for and can also be the centre-piece of your overall outfit.
Sandals with hefty heels can also be dramatic and will also offer more surface for going bolder on colour and contrasting texture. Look out for substantial cork, rope and rubber bases, teamed up with delicate fabrics across the foot itself. Wear these with floaty summer maxi and mini dresses, as well as rolled up jeans and even shorts if you dare.
Remember to look for comfort, as well as style, in your summer shoes, however, and if you are choosing a chunky pair, practice walking in them for a while around the house before you venture out – nothing worse than finding it tricky to walk in your shoes and uncomfortable feet!
Gladiator sandals are still in this season: many of these will remain flat, fine, strappy versions but also keep an eye out for pairs that have been designed to be a heavier shoe.
Flat sandals with intense faux jewel detailing could also be the means to making more of a statement for those who prefer to be closer to the ground and like to add some sparkle to your overall look.
Toe thongs will also still be in and come in a variety of styles from the simple flip-flop – available in a rainbow of shades – to those with added extras. Look out for toe thongs with ankle straps and long leg ties; as well as leather and simple black and brown shades, silvers and golds are set to be popular this summer.
Whatever you end up choosing, however, remember the beauty of summer footwear is that it can be dressed up or down!
Wear your sandals for a casual look when you picnic in the park or top them off with something truly eye-catching for a much more special event.…remember comfort is key!
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