The sun is (finally) shining outside and so, in celebration, we’re stepping into summer with style, rounding up our favourite seasonal shoe options for work, rest and play…
Here in the office at Debenhams, one of the things we love most about summer is the fact that we can slip into anything we like on a morning. No worrying about getting our toes wet on the way to work and no stressing that patches of mud will leave marks on our most pristine or footwear. For work in the summer, bright and beautiful are the key words when looking for shoes styles to suit our working wardrobe.
If you’re a bit like Goldilocks when it comes to heels and like them not too big, not too small, pop on a pair of pink courts from Jonathan Kelsey for Edition. Mid-height, there’s nothing mediocre about them, thanks to the gold detail to be found on heel.
For the completely flat variety, we love Red Herring and their patent pumps but, for a full on, platform assisted fashion high, Dune’s fashion star shines brightly with these bold yellow peep-toes.
(Above images left to right: Dune yellow platforms, Red Herring pumps, Jonathan Kelsey for Edition courts)
For days spent resting at the beach, Beach Collection offer up some gorgeous flip flops this season – pick out any pair adorned with sparkle and you’ll shimmer your way through summer. If comfort is key for you, espadrille wedges are always bang-on-trend at this time of year, with our pick for 2012 a perfectly peach pair from Faith. Another trend that seems everlasting is the gladiator style – Nine West do some colourful takes on this, showcasing boho chic.
If the summer sun disappears once more, one thing we can certainly rely on at this time of year is a party or two – particularly weddings, to attend in abundance. Debenhams offer a wide range of options for various occasions from sparkling peep-toes to simple, elegant satin, stilettos to pumps, colourful to nude. Three of our top picks have to be the silver sparkle straps at Debut – the perfect brand for all occasionwear, the gold glitter Call It Spring courts or Carvela flip flop flats with delicate bows.
Editor’s top tip: Have you got a gorgeous pair of heels at home that maybe just need sprucing, or sparkling, up for a special occasion? Try slipping on a pair of Blingbacks – a clustered diamante star design with a clear insole that blends seamlessly with your shoes.
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