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My Top 5 Shoes For Summer

Photography by Debs

I don’t think I need a show of virtual hands to know that most of you guys, like me, will be addicted to shoes.  It’s a problem we all have to grin and bare 😉  However having recently surveyed the mass sea of shoes I have taking over my house I realised that actually, I don’t wear them.  Come Summertime there are certain shoes that are simply my go-to’s.  My feet swell when it’s hot and so most shoes I own that are normally super comfortable become, errrrr, not so much.  So today I thought I’d run through with you my Top 5 Shoes for Summer, with a little help from my faves at Luisaviaroma.  I love shopping with LVR because they have such a wide selection of designers, some which I find are impossible to find anywhere else.  The bonus is that Luisaviaroma offer FREE express shipping worldwide AND free returns so it makes shopping with them a breeze!  Oh and I should mention they now have the most amazing SALE (up to 50% off) so go and check it out 🙂

 

BALLET FLATS

Ballet flats are a handy footwear-change to have stashed in your handbag as well as a perfect Summer shoe.  These statement red Chloe flats add a pop of colour to a basic denim/shirt combo and my god are they comfortable.  The ballet flat is so universal and can be teamed with a pretty tea dress, shorts or jeans.  If red isn’t your thing these flats also come in Camel (Now in the sale!)

black biker jacket, white shirt, skinny jeans, red saint laurent tote bag, ray-ban aviators
red suede chloe flats, skinny jeans, red saint laurent tote bag, biker jacket

black biker jacket, white shirt, skinny jeans, red saint laurent tote bag

black biker jacket, white shirt, skinny jeans, red saint laurent bag, red chloe ballet flats

Outfit Details

Jacket – Forever 21 (Old but similar here)

Shirt – ASOS

Jeans – Pull & Bear

Shoes – Chloe at Luisaviaroma

Bag – Saint Laurent (also available in black)

Sunglasses – Topshop

ANKLE BOOTS

No matter what the season ankle boots always play a key role in my wardrobe.  Thanks to the likes of Sienna Miller (circa early naughties) and Kate Moss the pretty tea dress can be pulled off with a pair of edgy ankle boots; a festival look which we all know and love.  My personal fave Isabel Marant also inspires us to team feminine boho dresses with buckled boots, as I have done here.  These Toga ‘Pulla’ boots had been on my Wish List for years and they really are an essential Summer (and Autumn, Winter & Spring, haha) staple.

isabel marant etoile cotton mini dress, double buckle western belt, grey chloe drew bag-3
isabel marant etoile cotton mini dress, double buckle western belt, grey chloe drew bag-2
isabel marant etoile cotton mini dress, double buckle western belt, grey chloe drew bag
Black Isabel Marant Etoile mini dress, double buckle belt, Grey Chloe drew bag, Toga Pulla boots, Ray Bans, summer outfit

Black Isabel Marant Etoile mini dress, double buckle belt, Grey Chloe drew bag, Toga Pulla boots, Ray Ban aviators, summer outfit

Outfit Details

 

Dress – Storets (Also available in White)

Belt – ASOS

Boots – Toga at Luisaviaroma

Bag – Chloe

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

 

Sports Shoes

Whether it be a pair of Nikes or some slip on skaters; a pair of sports shoes are a ‘must’ for the Summer season. I don’t think you guys need me to tell you about the comfort factor of a pair of trainers because this is why we all love them, but over the last few years this casual sporty look has become huge in the fashion world. We’ve seen editors donning their sneaks with everything from Prada dresses to the trusty jeans/tee/blazer combo and the trend is going from strength to strength with old school brands now becoming the ‘must-haves’. For me you can’t go wrong with a pair of Converse!

camoflage jacket with studs on shoulders
converse hi tops, ray ban aviators, chloe drew bag

camo jacket, white t shirt, levis shorts, chloe drew bag, white hi top converse
converse hi tops white, grey chloe drew bag
camo jacket, white t shirt, levis shorts, chloe drew bag, white hi top converse-2

Outfit Details

Jacket – Missguided (also similar here)

T-Shirt – Boohoo

Shorts – Levis

Shoes – Converse at Luisaviaroma

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Bag – Chloe

SANDALS

These are what I collect the most of because they are great for everyday wear during Summer.  I like to have a few different designs each with a different feel, and of course plenty of variation in colours.  These fringed Saint Laurent sandals are my latest obsession.  I have been teaming them with jeans and a shirt as you can see here and they will definitely be coming with me on my travels over the next few months.

tan suede fringe saint laurent sandals, ripped boyfriend jeans
khaki shirt, celine nano, boyfriend jeans, fringe sandals, casual summer outfit
khaki shirt, bleach denim
Saint Laurent tan fringe sandals, levis ripped 501 boyfriend jeans, celine nano, khaki shirt

ripped boyfriend jeans, khaki shirt, fringe saint laurent sandals, celine nano bag, casual summer outfit

Outfit Details

Shirt – New Look

Jeans – Levis

Sandals – Saint Laurent at Luisaviaroma (also available in Black and Gold)

Bag – Celine

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

 

WEDGES

Wedges are the perfect way to add some height to your summer footwear.  These Chloe wedge espadrilles are perfect for teaming with dresses, jeans and shorts and keep outfits looking fit for the season.  The wedge is also the best option is you are attending any kind of event on grass, a Wedding, garden party or a day at the races.  They are definitely a must-have for my summer footwear collection.

bleach levis 501 cut offs, denim shorts, ray-ban mirrored lens aviator sunglasses, white t-shirt
white blazer, basic v neck t-shirt, levis cut offs denim shorts, gucci soho disco bag, summer outfit
white blazer, balayage hair, silver rings
white blazer, white t shirt, levis ripped frayed denim shorts, metallic leather gucci soho disco bag
white blazer, white basic v neck t-shirt, levis denim shorts, Gucci soho disco cross body bag, Chloe suede wedge espadrilles, casual summer outfit

Outfit Details

Blazer – Forever 21 (Old, but similar here)

T-shirt – Boohoo

Shorts – Levis

Wedges – Chloe at Luisaviaroma

Bag – Gucci

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Rings – Astrid & Miyu

Necklace – Astrid & Miyu

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Comments

  1. Kat
    17th June 2016 / 7:21 pm

    You are one stylish chick!

    • 25th June 2016 / 4:39 pm

      ahhhhh thanks Kat x

  2. 17th June 2016 / 8:13 pm

    ADORE ALL OF THEM!!! Love the all black outfit 🙂 xx

  3. Vicky
    18th June 2016 / 7:59 am

    Arhh, to say i love shoes is a massive understatement but i too have had problems this year. I am so so upset about it (my feet are swelling in the evening and its quite painful ) as if turning 38 wasn’t enough for me…so im probably going to have to wear Birkenstock s for the rest of my days ..how depressing , sob sob…Love reading your posts though and ill always be a fan even if i cant wear the sandals xxx

    • 25th June 2016 / 4:42 pm

      haha nothing wrong with a good pair of Birks. Sorry to hear about your feet though, but you’re not alone, I often have feet issues too 🙁 x

    • 9th July 2016 / 11:22 am

      Thanks for reading x

  4. 27th June 2016 / 1:15 pm

    LOVE all of these! You kill it everytime!

    zoeoliviablog.wordpress.com

    xx

    • 9th July 2016 / 11:22 am

      ah thank you Zoe! x

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