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Summer shoes that’ll have you vacay – or staycay – ready in no time

Step into Summer with style

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 29.07.2021

By now we’re assuming you’ve already put away your winter boots and fluffy socks…

But we’re betting that not all of you have made the investment in your latest Summer shoes yet – we see you still rocking that battered pair of gladiator sandals in the back!

Now the weather’s warmed up, our feet can breathe a sigh of relief. Open toes and flat soles are back and the comfort is real. But Summer footwear isn’t all flip flops and sandals

The Spring/Summer 2021 runways showcased cool cowboy boots, a continued appreciation for clogs (yep, really), and – it’s official – thong sandals are here to stay!

With endless options of Summer shoes out there, we’ve found some fabulous footwear trends that’ll mean you’re prepared for everything from garden parties and alfresco dinners to long country walks and evening drinks by the beach.

Minimal heeled sandals

It’s true – simplicity is key. Every girl needs a pair of nude heels in their shoe-drobe! With a buckle ankle fastening and a stiletto heel, these nude, barely-there heels are a staple piece this season.

Pink Boutique – Nude Barely There Heels – £15.00 (was £25.00)

Pastel Coloured Sliders

As we saw ‘fit after ‘fit of pastel colours being strutted down all the Spring/Summer runways, here’s a perfect, simple way of getting bang on-trend.

Betty’s Boudoir – Sage Green Sliders – £22.00

Cowboy Boots

Howdy, cowgirl! Crafted in soft suede with a distressed brushed finish for that vintage vibe, these stylish boots offer a timeless look. Although boots aren’t our typical turn-to in the Summer, let’s be honest – we aren’t always blessed with hot weather. Pair these with a midi skirt or a pair of shorts and you’re good to go.

Jules B – Ash Houston Suede Ankle Boots – £71.60 (was £179.00)

Bold Heels

Make a statement with these fishnet stiletto heels. Pair up with a classic white or black dress and bold lippy – a perfectly subtle way to inject some bright colour into your wardrobe this Summer.

Milanoo – Strappy Stiletto Sandals – £18.08

Embellished Kitten Heels

These beautiful, embellished kitten heels give us that ultimate elegance with vintage vibes. Dress up any outfit with this pair of heels for a truly timeless style. Best of all, these heels are small, meaning they’re comfortable to walk in while looking ultra-glam.

House of Zana – Luella Pearl Embellished Kitten Heel – £60.00

Platform Trainers

Platform trainers are guaranteed to give you style and comfort every day. These timeless sneakers are a cool, modern staple for your Summer footwear rotation. Team with your favourite jeans and t-shirt for a classic off-duty look, or be bolder and wear them with a midi dress.

Jules B – Ash Moby Leather Platform Trainers – £99.00 (was £165.00)

A Sporty Sandal

Sporty vibes meet chic. With a chunky flatform sole, open toe and textured grip tread, these sandals will be sure to keep you going on your summer adventures. Plus, they’ll go with aaaany outfit.

&Other Stories – Croc Embossed Leather Sandals – £95.00

Slingback Sandal

With intricate woven detailing, these sandals bring a boho-inspired look to your warm-weather styles. The mid-flatform sole provides a touch of lift while the crossover straps ensure a comfortable fit. Team with cropped jumpsuits or summer dresses for a relaxed vibe.

John Lewis – Kin Lillian Leather Cross Strap Slingback Sandals – £59.00

Woven Leather Mules

Woven mules are having a moment right now. With open toes and a small heel, you’ll feel stylish whilst staying comfy – what’s not to love? Best of all, these will look perfect with any outfit, whether for an evening of cocktails or a day by the beach, they’ve got you covered.

Betty’s Boudoir – Black Woven Style Mules – £29.00

Platform Sandal 

Their name says it all – these platform sandals are guaranteed to give us those beautiful vacay vibes we’re all so desperate for! With their slip-on, jelly style, these sandals are fun, comfy and stylish. Oh, and they’re available in a range of pretty pastel colours. We’re tempted to buy a couple of pairs.

Free People – Vacay Vibes Platform Sandals – £44.00

Leather Clogs

We didn’t think we’d ever see these back in fashion again, but here they are! And this time, they’re in a beautiful, chic style that’ll add some edge to any outfit. Believe it or not, clogs can bring a perfect casual style for exploring while on holiday or for shopping around town.

Mango – Studded Leather Clogs – £49.99 (was £59.99)

Thong Sandals

Bold, bright and beautiful. A simple yet pretty pair to see you through the Summer. Finished in a cheery sunflower-yellow hue and cut in an open-toe thong design, these flare-heeled sandals serve as blank canvas, letting us experiment with our style.

Charles & Keith – Thong Heeled Sandals – £39.00

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