|Studded Pointed Flats // Valentino|
A friend of mine wore a pair of studded pointed ballerinas and I was starstrucked the moment I saw them. The classy design of a ballerina with a tapered front and studs along the fine strap line made these shoes an instant eye-catcher. The ballerinas were open at the sides and made of pony hair to even more wow me completely over. SHOE MUST HAVE was all I could think of. Well, ever since I saw that pair, I've been on the hunt for some. My friend mentioned 'River Island' but she must have had her pair for years, as River Island currently only has loafers in the collection. I went into Aldo, Office, Clarks, Jones Bootmaker, Linzi, even to Primark and I DID NOT find any similar styles. An online search finally brought me onto the right track and the studded pointed flats are a signature shape of Valentino. They are gorgeous but I wish the High Street would made some more affordable versions of it.
Valentino, starting from £450 to open end. However, Aldo have a fantastic budget version for only £50. Find out more in my shoe trends 2015 post which will show you which favourites have made it into my collection..
|Loafers & Plimsoles|
Loafers and plimsoles have a big revival this SS15. The shoe shape is a bit old fashioned but there are great ones out there with refreshing prints and materials that give the loafer a modern twist. With the plimsoles, you see a lot of hologram prints lately, which I personally don't really like (it looks plastic and artificial to me). I prefer handmade leather loafers with pony hair elements or with nude and coral colours. High Street as well as independent labels have pretty styles with cute bow or tassel details.
1. River Island Grey Suede Front Detail £32 2. Taschka Loafers £150 3. Russell & Bromley Chester Loafer £225 4. Jones Bootmaker Gilberte Loafers £79
|Flip Flops // Ipanema|
What would summer be without a pair of comfy and airy flip flops? Seriously I can't wait for the hot days and all you can hear is a 'flip flop' sound all day long. I have two pairs of Ipanemas and to me they are the best ones available on the market. Made of 100 % recycled PVC they will give you a comfy, soft, elastic feel when walking. Their shoes are inspired by the culture of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro that's why all the designs are colourful and scream summer all over. Owning a pair will just add some super stylish Brazilian culture to your wardrobe all year long. My favs are the classic flip flop shaped ones teamed up with cute bows and straps, plus unusual styles such as the marine themed wedges.
Thank you so much for reading today’s post and I hope you’ll be joining me on my next adventure. Which shoe is your favourite from my list or have you got your eyes set on a completely different style? Let me know, I read and reply to every comment.
Till next time,
xx Caz xx