We love summer because we can pack up our coats and finally show off our fabulous warm-weather-wares. And as for our feet, we say goodbye to clunky boots, and hello to this season’s hottest shoes...
If there’s one season for shoes, it has to be summer. When you’ve finally kicked off your winter boots, and frostbite is no longer a major concern, the sun is shining on your toes and nothing feels better than slipping on a vibrant pair of pumps, or to stepping into a sultry pair of strappy sandals.
Lucky for us, SS14 is all about showing off your shoes. With so many styles to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the best summer shoes, so you can stroll along from sunrise to sunset in the season?s most stylish pairs.
From trainers and slip-ons to mules and pool sliders, we’ve rounded up the best from the web, so sit back, kick up your feet and start shopping. We’ve got you covered (well, your feet at least)…
Put your cheeriest foot forward in these fun pumps from Topshop. The pastel tartan-swathed shoes are a perfect pair to throw on with some boyfriend jeans and a white blazer to nail that casual-chic look.
Pool sliders are all the rage this season. This pair from Whistles adds a luxury twist to the sporty trend.
We really can’t resist these dainty Valentino lace ballet flats. They’re so demure they make us want to dance in the streets.
These Sophia Webster pumps are everything we’ve ever wanted in a shoe. Along with floral embellishment at the toe, these quirky court shoes feature perforated leather and swilrling striped heels.
You’ll be in gem stone heaven with these chic, exotically-influenced espadrille sandals. The big, bright embellishments will have you sparkling from head to toe.
Whistles has landed on the perfect mule. Smooth black leather and a stacked wooden heel come together to create minimalist fashion perfection.
As if we weren’t obsessed enough over Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty flats, she goes and makes an espadrille version. In leopard print.
If you’re looking to add a bit of edge to your wardrobe, these woven leather heels will certainly do the trick.
The three-way collab between Opening Ceremony, Vans and Magritte has triple the impact. These sneaks are a must-have.
If you’re craving some retro flare this summer, try these NW3 wing tip shoes. They’ll go excellently with any vintage dress.
These simple wooden clogs are perfect for a casual summer look. These cherry-red mule-style shoes go perfectly with a pair of ripped skinny jeans and a messy top bun.
Who says all boots are reserved for winter? Zara’s suede booties feature eyelets for extra breathability in the summer heat.
These super-fun platforms feature flamingos. What’s not to love? The vibrant shoes even feature a white ankle strap for extra stability.
Providing the perfect amount of flash, these iridescent sandals come in bright, high-shine, high-vis gold.
These shoes make us want do the luau in Hawaii. We may be stuck in the UK, but that won’t stop our feet from having fun.
Killer heels with a feminine edge are exactly what Saint Laurent Paris brings us with these fabulous powder pink patent leather stilettos.
These super casual, super summery espadrille plimsoles are exactly what the doctor ordered for a day at the seaside or a picnic in the park.
These perforated navy blue suede stilettos bring a breath of fresh air to a smart shoe.
These wooden kickers are a sturdy pair of shoes that adds a powerful pop of colour too. We especially love the golden clasp closures.
These polka dot slip-ons are the perfect way to add some whim to a pared-down, casual look.
Classic, soft leather sandals are the order of the day this season. These minimal monochrome sandals are simple, yet chic. They’re sure to become your go-to pair.
These mesh court shoes are embellished to the max. The delicate heels look worthy of a princess, and if you’re looking for fairytale shoes, these DSquared2 dazzlers are a dream come true.
H&M have captured the luxe look with an athletic twist with these mini-platform sandals. The snakeskin leather shoes feature a maryjane style ankle strap.
These tick all the boxes for the ideal summer boots. Dorothy Perkins’ booties feature pink suede and beige snakeskin leather for a gorgeous two-tone effect on top of stacked heel.
These bold blue suede strappy sandals and the perfect touch of colour blocking to add life to your summer looks.
Python-effect leather trainers could be the answer to your prayers this season when on the hunt for comfortable and equally stylish footwear.
Your feet deserve to sparkle too. These glittery wedges from J. Crew are covered in gold and feature a neat little bow at the toe.
Nude suede penny loafers will instantly update your casual style. This pair from Mango are a great match for a midi skirt or trousers.
Karen Millen puts its own twist on the mule for summer 2014. This heeled pair features cut-outs along the sole for a stylish twist as well as breathability.
These pointed flats have Kate Middleton written all over them. Not literally, of course. Instead they feature classic red and white striped grosgrain ribbon.
Jeffrey Campbell is no stranger to fun, quirky design. These laser-cut daisy platform trainers are certainly evidence of that.
K Jaques’ simple sandals combine tuquoise and animal print for an awesome combination of summer style.
Gap’s casual espadrille wedge with a navy blue striped toe are perfect for a beach to bar transition. The nautical feel of these heeled shoes will give your outfit a fresh, clean-cut look.
Church?s has taken a classic sandal and turned it up a notch with fine leather and impeccable construction. These simple, white leather sandals are a timeless pair, worth the investment.
Chloe has truly mastered the art of the shoe with these impeccable beige and cognac leather sandals. The natural colour palette highlights the smooth slope of these gorgeous heels.
Laser-cut hatched leather adds an essence of sultry fishnet to a pair of classic slingback flats.
Wang?s croc-embossed heels feature a crossover ankle strap and sliced off counter, hitting this season?s mule trend right on the nail. These cream shoes are the perfect for dressing up denim.
Our trainer prayers have finally been answered. Stella McCartney and Adidas have landed on a lightweight shoe that?s as comfortable as it is stylish. We?ll be stocking up on these.
Marant?s monochrome ballet flats strike a characteristically bohemian chord. These adorable black and white flats are the perfect go to pair for summer. They?ll look good with everything.
These are the shoes that dreams are built upon. Kirkwood’s futuristic heels are an entrancing mix of bright colours and materials that create the perfect sports luxe shoe.
These show-stopping heels are encrusted with sparkly floral goodness. The strappy metallic sandals feature a thick heel allowing for as much surface area as possible to showcase the 3-D flora protruding from the back of these hot shoes.
These buckled sandals sit on mini block heels and feature mint patent leather. The bulky shape mixed with the delicate colour make for an awesomely on-trend pair of shoes.
We love the bohemian style of these espadrilles, not to mention the bold mustard colour. This elegant pair of woven footwear is a must-have.