WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Wherever you’re going (or not going) this summer, shoes for every getaway destination – from the Med to the British seaside. It’s the spirit of summer that counts.
We’re all in need of a holiday. This year, the fashion set is lusting after fresh white sandals, laid-back flip flops and subtly sparkling heels. Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu and Khaite have all given us very good reasons to get a pedicure, whether we’re staying in the city or boarding a flight. Setting sail from Athens to sun yourself on Santorini? Riding shot gun around the mountains? Capture the spirit of summer in minimalist sandals by The Row and wrap-around heels from Brother Vellies. We’ve got shoes for every holiday destination. Step into summer and read on.
SUMMER IN THE CITY
Thank god for The Row’s ‘90s-esque flatform flip flops and fisherman’s sandals. Their sturdy soles are perfect for summer strolls on sun-drenched city breaks, pair with flow skirts or straight legged jeans.
LATE SUMMER NIGHTS
When evening comes, change the mood with sparkles and metallic leather. Think Carrie Bradshaw on a steamy New York summer night in shiny Miu Miu kitten heels that you can dance or walk around in, on this occasion choose a light pair and be bold with your colour matching.
Whether you’re island hopping in the Aegean or digging in to fresh lobster on the Cornish coast, a pair of effortless sandals is a holiday must. Woven leather and artisanal rustic details by designers like Gia Borghini, Jacquemus and Loewe are all top of our holiday packing lists this summer.
The Great Outdoors is undoubtedly 2021’s biggest holiday destination trend. National parks, charming towns and mountainous terrain, here we come. If you’re off in search of beautiful views and big skies, a pair of lace-up boots is a practical choice that won’t show up the dirt. Think pops of colour, technical materials and a dose of playfulness to match the summer mood.
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