Don’t let your footwear be the last thing on your mind when choosing an outfit!
You can make a bold impact with a pair of shoes and getting the right style for you and what you’re wearing is key. Whether it is a chunky heeled sandal for comfy everyday wear or thin stiletto, there are so many different styles to try and enjoy.
Stepping into the new season we have seen plenty of new footwear trends straight off the catwalk. The stiletto is still thriving as well as seventies-inspired styles such as embroidery, and the spring/summer 2017 shoes collections are full of colour, glitter and patterns galore.
It is said a girl can never have too many pairs of heels and the higher the heel the closer to heaven! But getting the right height, comfort, colour or style is sometimes tricky for a lot of people. Need new heels? Time to update your shoedrobe and get ready for some inspiration here on Style Cloud.
Strappy heels are great for something subtle and non overpowering for your outfit. They go well with a simple slip dress but also look great teamed with a pair of jeans and a top. A chunkier heel is my go to for a casual look but also makes them a lot comfier to wear, which is why they are great for a day out. A thinner heel makes the shoe a lot more elegant and look perfect with dresses or skirt and top combos.
(Bottom Left) Jess D Buckle Block Heel Sandal – Boohoo – £25
(Bottom Right) Katie Double Band 2 Part Heels – Boohoo – £25
Lace Up Heels
The lace up trend has been around for quite a while now but I love it more than ever. Now spring is well and truly on its way we are seeing some new takes on this popular look, with not only the popular criss-cross style taking over but we can also see many with the tie around the ankle, taking it even further. Sometimes we even have lace up as high as the knee, but I have chosen not to include those as I want to focus on heels. Last season included skinny stilettos and metal eyelets, but we are now seeing a neater look with the tie up’s, rounded toes and a bolder block heel.
(Bottom Left) Pink Tie Detail Shoe Boot – River Island – £48
(Bottom Right) Serenna Black Lace Up Sandals – Pretty Little Thing – £30
Pointed court shoes are the perfect way to look chic and sophisticated. They also dress up the simplest of outfits such as jeans and a top without looking too overdressed with the casual clothes. They are a timeless trend that are an elegant choice to enhance both your day and night look. Court shoes are now appearing in all colours, including stand out patterns such as leopard print and glitter. So, the choice is yours whether to stick with the traditional court or be courageous with your courts.
(Bottom Left) Nicole Point Courts Black Nubuck Leather – Office – £68
(Top Right) Gamble High Point Court Shoes – Topshop – £56
(Middle Right) Macy Toe Cap Court Shoes – Topshop – £32
A patterned heel is a statement piece for your outfit. It is often just the accessory you need to complete your look, whether this be a floral embroidery, a glitter cover or animal print, it needs to be the right pattern to suit what you’re wearing perfectly and make it even better. Your mood can often also determine which pattern you will choose, so a flirty floral pattern can add a girly element to your outfit or maybe a bold animal print to bring out your wild side!
(Middle Right) Onto Point Court Rose Gold Glitter – Office – £68
(Bottom Right) Black Suedette Embroidered Heels – New Look – £29.99
Fur embellished heels are everywhere at the moment, and I love them! From Gigi Hadid to Kim Kardashian, this trend is popular and I think there are definitely more styles to come. Not only have we got fur lined straps, but we now see, straight off the catwalk, heels with fur foot beds, adding extra comfort to your heels. So, love it or loathe it, the fur footwear trend is here to stay.
(Bottom Left) Vinnie Faux Fur Footbed Sandals – Topshop – £52
(Top Right) Faux Fur Vamp Sandals – Zara – £39.99
Peep Toe Heels
Peep toe heels are a favourite of mine not only for at night but also in the day with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. They are back and better than ever, but how do you style this trend? Thin stiletto heels are a contrast with the block coverage of the shoe, so these are a good pair for a classy night look. A block heel is a lot bolder and can sometimes act as more of a shoe boot, so these are perfect for in the day as they can be very comfy. It is all about choosing the right heel to compliment your outfit with the full coverage over the foot.
(Bottom Left) Open Toe High Heel Ankle Boots – Zara – £19.99
Here are some more of the hottest heels around…
Let me know your go to shoe style and which are your favourite hottest heels? 💜💜💜