Top Spring/Summer Shoe Styles for 2012
A new season is upon us and with it comes a fresh new range of fashion forward footwear. As with the beginning of every new fashion-forward phase, there are a few key trends to be aware of as you start to construct your summer wardrobe and in order to help you find the best styles for you, we’ve put together a quick list of our top three footwear looks and their designer-inspired equivalents on the high street.
Wedges – Wedges shoes make for a fabulous compromise between between a stiletto and a flat. A wedge heel with give you the extra height you crave whilst remaining comfortable and cool. Next.co.uk have one of the best, high street selections this season. Particular favourites come in the form of the Nude Slingback Wedges and these vertiginous Black and White Striped Wedges (below). Wear your wedges shoes with jeans, dresses and skirts alike.
Flip Flops – In recent years, we have begun to demand more from our beach orientated footwear. A range of fitness brands have sprung up on the market to prove once and for all that sandals can be comfortable and practical. Furthermore, popular brands such as Bertie have been investing more in orthopedic research to help make our shoes more comfortable. So when your back needs a break from tottering around on those high heels, make sure you’ve got a handy pair of sturdy soled flats to hand. Not only are they likely to be bang on trend this season, they’ll also make a refreshingly comfortable change.
Sparkle – The fickle nature of the fashion world means that trends often come in pairs where one promotes the opposite of the other. In anticipation of the London Olympics, most brands seem to be channelling mostly sport-luxe gear but its nemesis trend comes in the form of the princess-like diamond encrusted pump. Glittering, beaded, embroidered or bejewelled, if you’re looking for the perfect piece of footwear to don with your little black dress this season then the sparkly shoe is likely to be it.