Summer footwear – how many styles do we really need?

Summer footwear – how many styles do we really need?

This week I’ve been sorting through my loft and came across a large wicker box of summer footwear. It dawned on me I hadn’t actually taken any of it out – and we’re at the end of July! The reason being: my favourite summer footwear tends to be already in my wardrobe (ready and waiting).

So here’s my advice on the top 5 summer footwear styles we should all have in our wardrobes. Whilst you may not want these exact versions it’s worth considering whether these styles could add a new lease of life to your wardrobe.

The statement flat

This style dresses up the simplest outfit: from jeans and white t-shirt to a pretty summer dress. They give the illusion of a wearing a high heel (from the front) whilst giving you the comfort of wearing flats – making them the perfect summer choice.

The pretty, bold sandal

This particular version from Whistles adds a splash of colour to any outfit. You may want to clash them if feeling brave (pink works beautifully). Alternatively you may want to wear them to an all-white outfit for effortless summer styling.

The cool and easy slip-on

This particular version from Gap is incredibly comfortable. They are also substantial enough to wear out in the evening with rolled up chinos and a white shirt or with an all-black maxi dress. The simple style combined with the tan colour makes them look far more expensive – a real find.

The simple plimsoll

Whilst there are many versions on the high-street I’m a particular fan of these Jigsaw ones. I wear them with maxi skirts, chinos, shirt dresses, jeans and wide leg trousers. They last forever (I’ve had mine for over a year and, despite constant wear, they still look great). They also come in navy, grey or neutral if you prefer a less obvious colour.

The tan block heel

The perfect choice when you want to add height without the fear of heels sinking into the lawn or getting stuck in pavement cracks! This particular style is great for adding interest and making the prettiest summer dress just a little more edgy.

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