Step out in this season's chicest shoe styles
This spring/summer, it’s all about wedges (though if gladiator sandals are more your thing, do check out our edit here). Previously considered a casual shoe, the Duchess of Cambridge has a lot to answer for with putting these heels back on the fashion map.
But while the style favoured by Kate is a simple nude or navy espadrilles, this season, wedges come in all styles, for all occasions, from office dos to summer weddings.
Of course, we’ve got plenty of classic options that suit any outfit, such as nude cork wedges and minimalist black espadrilles.
For your workwear wardrobe, we have office-appropriate styles that will look sharp paired with a crisp white shirt and suit combo or even your hero figure-flattering pencil dress.
Espadrilles are the most popular and versatile wedge style – and the easiest to wear – and look great with gingham summer dresses and denim. Plus they’re great to slip into at a festival if flats just aren’t your thing.
And with the 70s trend still very much around, a wedge will be the perfect partner to those new flares you’ve already invested in. Make yours a bit more fun by experimenting with colours and print, and pairing them with a floaty floral dress.
Don’t think wedges aren’t an option for weddings either. There are plenty of dressy options: a pair of pink sandals sandals or studded platforms will compliment your wedding guest dress just as well as any satin sling-back or simple stiletto heel. And think how grateful your feet will be the next day after a night of non-stop dancing.
But if wedges aren’t your thing, we’ve thrown in some seriously chic summer sandals in here too (we’re nice like that). From cute pop pom gladiators to minimalist metallic heels and sporty slides, we’ve got all bases covered!
Scroll down to shop our edit of the hottest summer styles right now.
Take style tips from the Duchess of Cambridge and wear these with a wrap-around dress.
Make like Beyonce and wear these beauties poolside.
The chic way to do pom poms.
Team these with a chambray dress.
A touch of metallic is all you need to update your city wardrobe.
These simple wedges won’t go out of style any time soon.
These block heels will see you through wedding season, and at least your feet won’t hurt after dancing all night.
A bit of riviera chic.
These multi-coloured suede heels are so versatile, they’ll dress up any outfit.
The slide is back with a vengeance this summer. We like this colourful example by Lacoste.
We love the woven print on these shoes.
For the boho take on the gladiator trend, look no further than these embroidered sandals.
Pair with a black playsuit for ultimate city chic.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic tan gladiators, paired with ankle grazer jeans and a Breton top.
These leather sandals are the perfect finishing touch to a denim dress.
Add a pop of subtle colour to a gingham dress with these beauties.
Wear these silver wedges with red culottes and a crisp white shirt.
This simple wedge will go with everything.
Let these shoes do all the talking and team with a white shirt dress.
Wedges don’t just come in espadrille style. We like this dressy take from Jones Bookmaker.
Team these with a white t-shirt and black culottes for a modern look.
Turn heads in these statement heels.
The minimalist trend at its finest.