What would a girl be without her shoe collection? It will always be hard to understand when someone says that you only need two pairs of shoes, a dress shoe and a casual shoe. That doesn’t make sense, a lot of us girls need more than two pairs of shoes in just one day.
We have the classic shoes that are good year after year – the black patent courts, the knee length boots and the casual ballet flats. But, still that isn’t enough because every now and then you need something strappy or peep toe to show off a pedicure; or a killer platform to elongate the leg; or a wedge to wear with all those bohemian summer dresses.
Then there is the shoes that are on trend for the season, because you don’t want to be out of Vogue. So make some room in that shoe closet for the five new pairs, the must have shoes for Spring/Summer 2014…
The Ankle Strap Flat
There is a welcome relief for sore feet from the pinching platforms and towering stiletto heels, with the ankle strap flat being on of the hottest shoes for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. To stop the strap from cutting off at the leg and make them appear shorted than they are, wear with a bare leg or with a trouser that tapers in towards the ankle.
The Ankle Strap Flat: 1) Leather Ankle Strap Open Back Pumps, New Look; 2) Miss KG Norelle Cut Out Pewter Flats, ASOS; 3) Kinky Cut Out Low Shoes, Topshop; 4)Pointed Ballet Pumps, River Island; 5) Red Heart Ballet Flats, Debenhams.
The mule was not always the fashion winner it is today; once regarded and clunky and old fashioned, it was the show that was worn for comfort instead of style. But how things have changed. For Spring 2014, the mule has been given a bit of a makeover, with high platforms, stiletto heels and stunning embellishments. Wear with a wide leg trouser or jeans for the ultimate in Boho chic.
The Mule: 1) Heeled Mule Shoes By Unique, Topshop; 2) Orange Peep Toe Platform Stilettos, River Island; 3) Jeffrey Campbell Curie Mule, Nasty Gal; 4) Leather High Heel Mules, Zara.
The Jelly Shoe
The Spring you can go back to your childhood with the now on trend Jelly shoe. They used to be something you would run around the playground in during the warmer months, now they can be worn to strut down the high street. Coming in all colours and variations there is a jelly shoe for absolutely everyone, and the great thing is they are totally weather proof and reasonably priced.
The Jelly Shoe: 1) Ted Baker Jemmee Embellished Flat Jelly Shoes, ASOS; Huey2 Jelly Sandals, Topshop; 3) Pink Metallic Croc Jelly Sandals, River Island; 4) Free Fish Jelly Loafers, Office; 5) Mel Lemon Heart Jelly Peep Toes, Dorothy Perkins.
The Embellished Heel
The expression ‘less is more’ really does not apply here – in fact quite the opposite, the more the merrier. The idea is to make your shoes stand out as much as possible, be it with feathers, beads, sequins, tassels, studs or something totally unique. It goes without saying that the outfit of choice should be plain to stop from clashing horribly.
The Embellished Heel: Irregular Choice Bashful Brenda Gnome Heel, Office; 2) Hyperactive Heeled Sandals, ASOS; 3) Limited Black Bead Embellished Cross Strap Platforms, New Look; 4) Homework Heeled Sandals, ASOS; 5) Pink Floral Print Platform Sandals, River Island; 6) Laser Cut Leather Sandal, Mango.
You can always kill two shoes with one stone by choosing your favourite style in the hottest colour of the moment. For Spring/Summer 2014 the footwear colour of choice is an icy powder blue, which was seen all over the catwalks in both shoes and apparel. So will you go for killer heels of comfortable flats? The choice is yours.
Icy Blue: 1) KG Bailey High Heel Court Shoes, House of Fraser; 2) New Look Blue Gracie Toe Post Flat Sandals, ASOS; Light Blue Caged Buckle Strap Wedges, New Look; 4) Lita Croc Sandals, Topshop; 5) Juju Babe Pearl Blue Glitter Heeled Sandals, ASOS.