There are three things to look for in a summer shoe: breathability, comfortability and fabulousness. With summer fast approaching, we have AiSPi’d the best footwear brands for you to try on and effortlessly transform your look. Whether it be walking the city streets, frolicking on the beach or galivanting in green pastures on your holiday getaway, you are guaranteed support all season long.
Lemon Jelly Platform Slides
The best summer shoes are those that can be slipped on and off as fast as your holiday plans change. A sophisticated take on the simple slip-on shoe, these platform slides give you the height you need while still remaining comfortable and easy to wear. With a focus on minimalism, Lemon Jelly shoes are designed to make you feel free and light. Extremely water-resistant and durable, they are a practical companion to wear with your ruffled mini skirt and bikini top as you walk the beachfront market. Also perfect for your day out on the water or a lounge by the pool.
Arizona Love Trekky Sandals
Merging comfortability with high fashion, these sandals are casual, and stylish. Fun and colourful, these trekky sandals paired with a plain black t-shirt tucked into formal linen pants and you are ready for any semi-formal event. For another casual look, pair the black leather trekky sandals with a white blouse and denim cut-offs and you can casually roam for hours on end.
The French accessories brand Arizona Love is for the chic nomadic traveller. Their iconic range, the Trekky Sandals are a stylish take on the “ugly” hiker shoe. Foam soles are supported with recycled cotton bandana or genuine leather straps and decorated with pearls, shells and chains.
A velcro closure ensures that these shoes can easily be slipped on before walking the town centre and just as easily strapped off as soon as you hit the beach front.
Siniscalchi Gladiator Sandals
Known for their classic and gladiator sandals, Siniscalchi is your staple Italian footwear choice. Made with genuine leather, the metallic glittery straps elegantly wrap around and accentuate your sun-kissed feet. These sandals are the perfect addition to a plain black or beige jumpsuit and can be dolled up with a matching metallic clutch or gold scarf and earrings.
De Siena Classic Flats
Made from natural raffia yarns hand -woven together and embellished with crystal and stones, these flats are artisanal and luxurious. As De Siena come in an array of warm sun-kissed colours, you do not need to go bright on top. They are best showcased when paired with a monochromatic outfit.
For your boozy brunch, try slipping on a pair of these flats with a white tiered maxi dress and some chunky jewellery. For your evening look, pair the flats with a white flared jean and matching tight-fitting bodysuit and your all-white look is instantly elevated.
Alameda Turquesa Wedges
Alameda Turquesa, the Portuguese luxury footwear and accessories brand is all about the details. Focusing on signature trims, their pom pom and tassel range is to die for. But what we love most, is their iconic wedge. The classic and elegant wedge is perfect for highlighting your summer glow and can easily dress up any relaxed holiday fit.
Versatile in nature these wedges can be paired with a tight fitting mini dress for cocktails out on the deck or with a clutch for a night out on the town. If you are heading to the vineyards and want a comfortable but elegant look, then opt for these wedges with an asymmetrical maxi dress and you are ready to sip cocktails in style.