A round-up of my favourite affordable summer shoe buys.
For Summer Heeled Sandals I am loving the fur detailing this season as it adds a subtle contrast to the typical heeled summer sandal through the inclusion of this ode to winter fashion.
I typically live in slides during the hotter months due to the simplicity of getting them on and off and their ability to pair perfectly with almost everything in my wardrobe. This summer I am looking towards platform slides as they work to elongate the leg which makes getting back into shorts a lot easier. They also add a point of difference and depth to a simple outfit as well as helping to avoid looking like everyone else - the most important aspect !!!!
Casual sandals I always find a lot trickier to obtain the right pair as in my experience anything that starts to move above the ankle has the ability to cut off your leg if the style isn't right for you. The emergence and increasing popularity of lace-up sandals is an almost perfect fix to this problem as it gives you the ability to play around with the sandal length in terms of how far the shoe moves up your leg or vice versa. Personally I need a sandal that ties up to my mid-calf as the more of my leg that is covered on the bottom half tends to elongate my legs as opposed to a sandal that wraps around the ankle, cutting off my legs.
Also featured in this round-up are a number of day to night sandal options which are usually quite difficult to come across due the obsession of late with sky high heels. With the coming about of lower heeled shoes (finally) there are a number of really cute block heeled sandals and chunkier flat-form styles that are comfortable enough for day-wear and still chic enough for transitioning into the night. My pick are the silver glitter ASOS block heeled sandals which would compliment some denim cutoffs perfectly, moving into the night time with a pair of frayed black denim jeans and a simple shirt.
Longline vests are the perfect trans-seasonal piece, particularly if you like to continue to layer up in the summer time. In the colder months I typically wear mine with a turtleneck or collared shirt underneath, however for summer I'm donning it solo. I've chosen to make mine a little less boring by adding pastel pink sunglasses as well as a matching neck tie. White sneakers also compliment the look perfectly, particularly if your vest is a maxi length like mine but you still want to bare some skin.
I'm wearing Girls Money Club Leather Jacket & Vintage T-Shirt, Glassons Flare Pants, Asos Mules and Oroton Clutch