We talk shoes: must-have styles and features…
A fab pair of shoes can easily transform and update an outfit. Never underestimate the wow-power of footwear to add that finishing touch to your fashion fix. This seasonal range is endless: from sandals and wedges to pumps and heels – here are the hottest shoes for scintillating seasonal style.
The bejewelled shoe is consistent with the movement towards futuristic, space-age dresses with embedded bejewelled necklines, sleeve bands and hem borders.
Shoes with sequins and stones, or adorned with punk guard-dog studs, contrast dramatically with shoes with soft, romantic and feminine effects.
Think thick satin, impressed metallic fabrics, hessian or linen-like weaves, 60s floral prints and striped fabrics. Also, animal prints and faux-reptile patterns are huge this season, because the summer is all about glistening glam and sumptuous texture. You’ll be hard pressed to find a pair of shoes without a bow or buckle, stones, sequins, pleats or ruching.
Set the wedge
Chunky and futuristic wedged shoes with interesting hollow resin heels were a hit on London, Milan and New York catwalks. Cut-out effects and cone heels are combined in new-style wedges. Also, look for stronger and brighter colours for this season.
For example, a sea-green peep toe wedge has been flying off shelves in the UK. Lots of other wedge styles of varying heights and features, such as rope, beads and patent, are poised to be big favourites.
These flats with their simple strap across the front have been in and out of fashion since the 1920s. This season choose from a host of Mary-Jane styles in metallics and suedes – with pink and ultramarine being the ultramarine making up the key colours for this uber-trendy look.