Forget splashing out on a brand new spring wardrobe, the only thing you’ll need this year is truly beautiful statement shoes to be ahead of the curve!
We’re talking oh so adorable micro heels, sports-luxe sneakers, fancy floral platforms and super girly sliders! 2017 is all about seriously fresh footwear, just one of these beauties will liven up even the plainest outfit so what are you waiting for? Check out the top five looks that’ll be everywhere in the next few months- it’s time to put your best foot forward!
Magical Micro Heels
We love these because unlike skyscraper stilettos you can actually walk in them! As well as feeling confident enough to stop worrying about being another victim of the killer heel. Terrifyingly embarrassing tumbles and wobbly baby deer walks are a thing of the past as you stride down the street in a shoe that doesn’t just support your feet but will allow you to run for a bus without risking a broken ankle. Higher than a kitten heel by a whisker, micro heels are also a fantastic alternative for those events where flats just won’t quite cut it!
Fancy Flip Flops
Previous seasons have seen heavy duty leather, cord and chunky sliders that had a definite masculine feel to them. While we’re certainly not saying goodbye to structured minimalism just yet, the flip flop has become much more feminine with florals, lace and sequins all competing for our attention. Having said that if pretty beading doesn’t do it for you what about plastic? See through PVC, leather studs and slimline straps have all been spotted as well distressed denim flip flops with wavy feet that give a whole new meaning to the term washed up!
Sports Luxe Sneakers
Think crisp, white and functional a bit like the plimsolls you wore at school. These shoes were made for lazy Sunday afternoons, last minute road trips and early morning jogs. Want to add a little more spring to your step? Why not try a pair of Adidas originals shoes? They’re classic all- American sneakers that not only have the iconic Adidas stripes but boast a contrast heel and durable, cord laces that hold them firmly on your feet. Sports luxe sneakers look amazing with tennis dresses, boyfriend jeans and baby tees as well as giving a bit of wow to a pair of tracksuit bottoms or zipped hoodie. Fashion insiders have also predicted that the next big thing in sneakers will be customised doodles, with celebrities including Kanye West already reaching for a thick, black sharpie pen!
Summer boots? Oh yes, but bear in mind sock boots are not for the faint-hearted, and thigh-high footwear can get a little restrictive, not to mention sweaty in summer. Having said that, you can wear an ankle height version instead, and they’ll look super cute with summer dresses, shorts and skirts as well giving you a little extra oomph while striding down the pavement on the hunt for that perfect Fourth Of July BBQ outfit! Plus if it rains, you won’t have to worry about wet, squelchy flip flops and damp feet!