There’s something about autumn-winter dressing that just calls for lots of boots and heavy shoes to protect from puddles and the cold. But as the weather begins to brighten up, those knee high leather boots which were your go-to pair in winter are beginning to look a little…well, wintery. It’s time to swap out the heavy-duty pairs, for something a little more seasonal. We’ve rounded up five pairs in store now, which could help you segue in style.
No longer just for kids, a few years ago the arrival of Converse and New Balance on to the feet of the fashion pack confirmed that comfort is key. Sneakers, trainers, runners – call them whatever you want, it doesn’t change the fact that they are now perfectly acceptable means of footwear outside of the gym. We have our eye on this high-shine pair by Carolyn Donnelly for Dunnes.
The Ballet Flat
The ballet flat did suffer as the victim of overkill a few years back, when just about every one pounded the pavement in a pair (usually black leather, maybe with a little bow on the front if they were fancy). The style was relegated to ‘back-up-pair-after-heels’ territory. However, don’t let that make you forget that the ballet flat comes in many cuts and colours. This angular pair in faux suede from H&M act as a reminder that the humble flat can actually polish off a smart casual look very nicely.
The Non-Beach Sandal
Ok so you mightn’t be inspired to hit the coast just yet, but nothing says sunshine potential more than a pair of sandals. This modern pair by Hush Puppies is the perfect sandal for city styling, with plenty of material to keep feet from freezing in the early days of spring. Style with culottes for a truly Continental feel.
The Heeled Casual Sandal
There’s something about blue suede that always manages to catch our eye. Maybe it’s the fact it teams beautifully with a crisp white shirt, or that it can enhance even the faintest of tans (natural or not, we’ll let you decide). Either way, these Aldo heeled sandals are the perfect casual style for daytime wear. These could work with jeans or even a denim skirt – and provide the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a pedicure.
The Heeled Dressy Sandal
Summer brings with it Wedding Season and nights out that are outdoors. What better reason then, to invest in a pair of sandals that will glam up any look? This Valentino pair balances the line between gladiator and rock chic perfectly. Team with ankle length boyfriend jeans, or flowing sundresses, and prepare for the compliments.