Summer 2012ís top three footwear looks

Summer 2012ís top three footwear looks

You wouldnít think it if you look out the window, but in fact summer is just around the corner. Along with the latest trends in tops, skirts, dresses, jeans, shorts and trousers shoes are getting their own personal summer make over. So what styles can your feet look forward to? Here are three of the summerís hottest shoe trends from Next.

Ballet pumps

Ballet pumps are now a mainstay on the fashion scene. Cute and comfy, dressed up or dressed down these shoes are the ultimate must have. This summer styles boast cut-own detailing, bows, embellishment and buckles and come in a range of colours from delicate nudes and pretty pastels to neon and floral print. Next has a massive selection of ballet pumps
to choose from that come in on budget and are firmly on trend.

Animal print is a key look this season so Nextís Jewelled Snake Print Ballerinas are right on the money. These ballet pumps pack a lot of style points into their £26. Firstly, the jewel embellished bow on the front is delightful and a makes a major statement and secondly, the all over snake print incorporates a pastel shade of pink and soft brown.

Jewelled snake print ballerinas


Raffia, cork, wood and twine wedge shoes are now synonymous with summer. This season colours revolve around pastel pinks, lilacs, mints and yellows or bold, striking neon shades of fuchsia, emerald green and canary yellow with details such as t-bar straps, tropical floral prints and intricate trellis work and strapping. A pair that are sure to get you noticed are the Pink Zigzag Raffia Wedges. The vivid bright pink upper and rainbow coloured sole is eye catching and in vogue.

Pink zigzag raffia wedges

High platform sandals

Seeing as you will be bearing your legs this summer you want them to look their best, so this generally requires some leg-lengthening heels. Thankfully, designers are in tune with your needs and have come up with a whole host of towering strappy platform sandals that will make your legs look like Gisele Bundchenís, well almost. Lots of straps, big buckles and nude colouring are definitely the strongest looks in this trend. Nextís Nude Patent Rope Platform Sandals are a completely bargain at £28 and utterly stylish too.

Nude patent rope platform sandals