Stuck in a wardrobe rut? Take the shortcut to trend town with a pair (or three) of the season’s chicest kicks.
From comfy flats for day to statement-making high heels, these are the shoes to choose this summer…
1. Frilled sandals
Frilly, but not too fussy – that’s the sandal mantra right now. So think stilettos in punchy hues or metallics, paired with tough-girl ripped jeans and the latest Nineties revival, the ‘going out top’.
Extra points if you can work a bit of tulle or velvet into the mix.
New Look Silver Frill Strap Heeled Sandals, £14 (reduced from £29.99)
V by Very Gisele Asymmetric Frill Heeled Pink Sandals, £32, Very.co.uk
2. Next-level trainers
The humble white trainer gets a makeover this summer with floral prints, embroidery and all kinds of embellishment turning this daywear staple from boring to bling.
A pair of pimped-up kicks updates a simple jeans and bardot top combo, or punctuates an all-black-everything ensemble.
Jones Bootmaker Gemini White Trainers, £47
M&S Collection Lace-up Star Trainers with Insolia Flex, £29.50
3. Fairytale heels
Minimalist mules, move over – right now it’s all about ornate princess
shoes with opulent detailing. Basically, if they look like they could
have fallen off Cinderella’s foot at midnight, you’re on the right
You’d needn’t reserve these beauts for balls, however. Wear metallic
mules with a pleated midi skirt and cropped tee for daytime princess
Dune Delights Champagne Mules, £95
Hobbs Ophelia Gold Mules, £65 (reduced from £149)
4. Sporty sandals
Like the pool sliders trend but want a bit of lift? Then these chunky
sandals are for you. Cool and comfy but not so massive that they veer
into Spice Girls territory, they’ll become your holiday staples.
La Redoute Mademoiselle R Nude Platform Sandals, £23.40 (reduced from
Dune Kassius Silver Sandals, £80
5. Back detailing
While mules may be having a moment, elsewhere embellishment is focused
firmly on the backs of shoes, with frills and florals making a strong
case for court shoes and strappy sandals. Liven up a much-loved LBD with
a pair of these statement stilettos.
Topshop Rosebud Applique Stiletto Sandals, £46
Dorothy Perkins Gia Pink Ruffle Back Court Shoes, £30
Office Hibiscus Silver Sandals with Cherries, £60