WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
From playful feather sandals to disco-inspired stilettos – statement shoes to make you shine this season.
Whether you’re soaking up the city sun, staycation-ing on the coast, or you’ve managed to slip away to a sun-drenched island, it’s time to turn up the temp on your footwear wardrobe this summer. We’ve heard rumours of a heatwave, and with bars reopening and the promise of some sort of social life on the horizon, the lure of care-free, open-toed shoes is strong. It’s time to have fun. For shoe lovers, the best place to start celebrating is our feet. Ditch the trainers in favour of some good-time sandals by Aquazzurra, Bottega Veneta and Manolo Blahnik. Here are some of SS21’s most joyous shoes.
FUN & FLUFFY
Feathers on shoes might have a bit of a carnival flair, but that does not stop us from loving Bottega Veneta’s pink Dot sandals. These conversation starters make us smile every time we look at them.
PVC shoes will go down in fashion history as the most wanted shoe material of 2021. Aquazzurra’s ‘Nights’ heels are the footwear definition of fun. It’s getting hot in here.
Planning a crazy (within reason) summer? Nothing screams ‘untameable fun’ quite like animal print, and Amina Muaddi’s crystal-encrusted zebra print might be the wildest card out there. Hot girl summer sequel, here we come.
If we had to sum up Manolo Blahnik in two words, they would be ‘opulence’ and ‘glamour’. Aqua green satin gives these Diablica sandals a vintage-y, hedonistic feel. Like very chic disco balls for your feet.
Jimmy Choo adds another investment worthy sandal to their collection with the embellished Marsai. Perfect for dressed up evenings, weddings or even dressed down with some jeans.
Aquazurra’s prophetically-named ‘Tequila’ sandals are destined to be worn out-out with the girls ‘til sunrise. Margarita, anyone?
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