The Footwear Edit: Top 10 Summer Shoes You Need in Your Shoe Closet

Fresh Footwear Picks for Summer

Winter boots, it’s time to say ‘Goodbye’ – we’ve had a good run of it, but as we head into the summer season some fresh and chic footwear is now needed update our shoe closet. We have put together the top 10 summer shoes that every woman needs. From casual flats to some kick ass heels – get that pedi booked in and take a look at the fab selection we have for you below.


Summer Shoe # 1: The Pool Slider

Yes it might remind us of our Dad in the 80s, but we recommend you upgrade to the versatile pool sliders this summer. A favourite of Celebs and Bloggers, the pool slider works well with jeans and tee or a simple top and skirt combo. We suggest a white or black pair for the sleekest look, or try a metallic to take your look to new heights.

With the new slicker version of the slip on sandal taking the high street by storm you can achieve chic comfort from brands like ASOS, Office and Dorothy Perkins.

Summer Footwear - Pool Sliders

Summer Footwear - Pool Sliders


Summer Shoe # 2: The Sneaker

Put your best foot forward with a fresh pair of trainers to complete an edgy street-style look this summer. Wear with jeans, dresses – even suits! Anything goes. From classics in black and grey to an animal print pair the sneaker trend is here to stay (and our feet thank the shoe trend gods!)

Work your outfit from the ground up starting with a box fresh pair of trainers or plimsoles –  think Vans, Nike and New Balance.

 Summer Shoes - Sneakers Style

Summer Shoes - Sneakers


Summer Shoe #3: The Colour Block Heel 

Tap into this ladylike spring trend with a heel that will turn heads. Easier to wear than a stiletto, these sky high block heels give you height whilst also giving support.

This summer perfect shoe can be teamed with roll up jeans for a casual day-time look or a midi skirt for a glamorous night out.

Summer Shoes - Block Heel

Summer Shoes - Block Heel Fashion


 Summer Shoe #4: The Pump

Take advantage of the new trend that helps you stay comfortable and chic at the same time! So ditch the towering stilettos and slip into some comfy slipper shoes…

Achieve a traditional and classic style with a soft ballet pump, or masculine brogue loafer for an easy day to day look – take a look over at Clarks where you can pick up quality flats at really reasonable prices.

Summer Shoes- Pumps Fashion

Summer Footwear - Pumps


Summer Shoe #5: The Flat Sandal

With the stiletto shoe firmly a distant memory this summer, jazz up your feet with the versatile flat sandal. Day or night the flat sandal is the perfect practical shoe.

From jewelled and gladiator, to metallic or prints the flat is anything but boring! Take a look over at Shoeaholics where you can pick up a pair of Kurt Geiger or Carvela shoes at a fraction of the cost!

Summer Shoes - Flats Fashio

Summer Shoes - Flats


Summer Shoe #6: The Summer Boot

So we have now resigned our winter boots to back of the closet but make sure you have room for a perfect pair of summer boots. Cut outs and peep toe take this wardrobe staple into summer. We advise teaming with a pair of frayed jeans for the ultimate on trend look.

From a lower heel for day wear to sky high for the evening this look is a must and gives an edge to any outfit.

Summer Shoes - Cut-out Boots Fashion

Summer Shoes - Cut-out Boots


Summer Shoe #7: The Mid-Heel

Going for an afternoon of summer cocktails with your gals? If you are like us and want to ensure that you make it through the evening without falling head over heels then we have the perfect shoe for you. The Mid-Heel. Sturdy yet stylish, pair with some on-trend cullottes or a flowing skirt.

We’ve had a look and Topshop and New Look are the places to head for a must have pair of covetable mid-heels. Take a look today – the perfect shoe for dashing around from day to night without the pain.

Summer Footwear - Midheel Fashion

Summer Footwear - Midheels


Summer Shoe #8: The Mule

In recent times we have seen a strong nod to the 90s, especially in music and fashion (All Saints come back and choker necklaces anyone?) A slightly unexpected footwear trend to hit the high street is the mule. And we are totally on board, when styled correctly this statement shoe is super chic in both flat or heel form.

Summer Shoes - Mules Fashion

Summer Shoes - Mules


Summer Shoe #9: The Wedge

We have spied some excellent wedges across the internet. This is the shoe to wear if you don’t normally don a pair of heels – the Wedge gives you a  comfortable base, whilst a platform at the front gives you added height. Bingo.

We invested in a pair of rattan wedges with a fabric tie around the ankle the moment we saw Chung rocking a pair in 2014. Wedges are the ultimate summer look paired with a set of tanned pins!

Summer Shoes - Wedges Fashion

Summer Shoes - Wedges


Summer Shoe #10: The Gladiator Heel

This sexy trend can be work with dresses, skirts, trousers or shorts if our collection of celebs below are anything to go by. If you have legs up to your armpits give the knee high option a try – if not; the ankle boots are a fab way of rocking this trend!

 River Island and PrettyLittleThing are leading the way with this trend.

Summer Shoes - Gladiator Fashion

Summer Shoes - Gladiator


So with our run down of top 10 summer shoes in mind, put your best foot forward pick a pair of shoes for less with our latest footwear vouchers here!

P.S. If you are looking for a great pedi we have a top tip – take a look over at our Treatwell page (formerly Wahanda) where you can book local beauty treatments whilst saving up to 50%.

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