As a 40 (cough) something year old woman with, what I’ll politely refer to as, solid legs, I do have to take extra when choosing summer shoes. Winter pins can be disguised with jeans and opaque tights but you can’t, and arguably shouldn’t, keep legs under wraps in the summer. For this reason, I do struggle with some of the less feminine sandal styles around at the moment – see above image of furry Birkenstocks. I love them on the cool crowd but when I try them on my legs resemble Stuart Pierce’s circa Euro ’96. My summer shoe edit therefore, won’t be featuring any of these or crocs and flip flops for that matter.
These shoes nail the red suede and fringing trend. Guaranteed to add glamour to any outfit. I love the idea of wearing these with a silk floral dress.
These are great for adding a bit of extra height and elongating the leg whilst being more comfortable than heels. For this reason they would work well with shorts and midi skirts/dresses.
A favorite style of mine as I can avoid showing my feet which is good news for everyone around me really. These look great with cropped trousers and jeans.
There are so many different versions of this style on the high street from glamorous metallic ones to casual sporty styles. If you do have ‘solid’ legs like mine a style with a wedge or platform sole would be more flattering than one that is completely flat.
They have come a long way from their Kate Middleton heyday. In fact, Vogue online have just featured their top 10 espadrilles this season which included a pair by Dolce and Gabanna at £485! These ones are a snip at £50.
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