3 Must Have Summer Shoes

Three must-have summer shoes

After an unseasonably warm March, April was the wettest month on record for perhaps 100 years. So what is on offer this summer? Hopefully plenty of sunshine and balmy summer temperatures, but in reality it is very hard to predict with any accuracy. However, what is easier to predict are the must-have shoes of the season. One look at the spring/summer catwalks from last September will show you that a handful of styles stood out and grabbed the attention of the fashion media and the industry’s most stylish spokespeople.

Wedge sandals

First up are wedge sandals. Raffia, twine, cork and wood wedge sandals are effortlessly summery. Fashion’s heavy hitters embraced the wedge wholeheartedly and produced strappy, chunky and dramatic styles with contrast colouring and prints. Next has a great range of affordable wedge sandals. A must have pair are the Multi Snake Effect Wedge Sandal at £42. These high, chunky, strappy sandals are decorated with snake skin effect and metallic sole. They frame well-manicured toes and the crossover straps help elongate legs and slim down ankles.

Multi snake effect wedge sandal

Flat sandals

Everyone needs a descent pair of flats and during the summer you want to let your free breathe and expose them to a little sun. Gladiator sandals are back, but this time they are adorned with embellishment and come in a kaleidoscopes of colours and a multitude of prints and patters. Animal print is a key look this summer as part of the tribal/safari trend.

Next has a great selection of animal print flat sandals including zebra print ‘Get The Look’ Diamante Toe Thongs for £23, Snake Print Strappy Sandals for £18 or Low Heel Sandals in leopard print for £30. All are on trend and on budget.

Get The Look Diamanté Toe Thongs

Sky-high platforms

A thick platform and wide heel along with a multitude of straps, chunky buckles and plenty of attitude define this season’s high heels. Cork and wood are popular material choices and colour-wise nudes, metallics and black shine through. Miss KG available at Next has a great selection including Miss KG Kofi Shoes £80, which are chunky, wedge-like platforms and Miss KG Marilyn Shoes £75, which have a stiletto heel but the same thick sole and ankle strap. Jessica Biel looks great in platform sandals as you can see here on FabSugar.

Miss KG Kofi Shoes