Here’s a gratuitous slab of shoe porn for all you eager girlies! These are my five favourite footwear trends for SS13, and three of the best picks to hit those key styles. Before we started this blog, I have to admit, I wasn’t really one for shoes – I was more of a bag girl. But over the years I’ve really come to understand the transformational power of a good pair of shoes. They can change up an outfit in an instant, and you can get more wear from the same outfits by just switching up your shoes.
CUT OUT BOOTS
The cool, urban girl’s must-have. The beauty of these boots is that they’ll last you through to Autumn/Winter too, so don’t be afraid to invest in a good pair – just swap the denim shorts and tees for skinny jeans and jumpers. I have fallen hard for these Jeffrey Campbell Everly boots. They’re available in a range of gorgeous colours, but there’s just something about black ankle boots that always wins.
Pastels are synonymous with Spring/Summer, and this year don’t be afraid to go full on, head-to-toe candylicious. I love sneaks and heels in pastel colours, but these ASOS mint brogues win hands down for me. A great juxtaposition of menswear-inspired design with a girly colour, and the leather is buttery soft too.
Where pastels are, neons are never far behind. Go for splashes of colours to accessorise a simple white dress, or make your outfit electric by mixing different neons. I cannot get over how beautiful these Loeffler Randall sandals are – the shape of the straps, the two-tone colour way … just perfect. They’d be super cool with summery floral print dresses and a long white satchel.
Leopard, snake and stripes are three of SS13′s hottest prints. As you know from recent outfit posts, I’m a huge fan of stripes, and these Alice + Olivia pumps are no exception – they’d add a touch of whimsy and quirkiness to any outfit. However, I have to say that these Valentino heels are my favourite. I love all of Valentino’s Rockstud range, and have been super jealous seeing them on so many of the fashion blogs I follow. The low heel and triple ankle-strap and stud details make these shoes a multi-trend-hitting whammy.
ANKLE STRAP FLATS
Oh, ankle-straps, how I love thee. Seriously – I can’t get enough of them. While they’re super gorgeous on heels, ankle-straps this season have been seen on many a flat too, and they really work to turn a normal flat into something a little more statement-worthy. These monochrome beauties from Call it Spring are next on my to-buy list - versatile, cute, and perfect for colder weather too.
Hope you like my picks lovely girlies! Which is your favourite? I sourced all of these beauties below via Shopcade, a really awesome site that is pretty much Pinterest for shopping. Definitely take a look if you fancy discovering some pretty new things x