Knowing what the British Summer can be like, you can go from tanning your perfectly pedicured toes in sandals to digging out your ankle boots or wellies to create the alternative ‘British Summer’ look in preparation for the inevitable downpour! Whatever the weather we’ve pulled together our list of must have summer shoes: that will team perfectly with your summer dress or waterproof poncho!
Espadrilles have made a big come back this season, being seen on everyone from fashion editors to the A-list bloggers as well as becoming perfectly acceptable in the office place. Coming in a variety of styles from wedges to flats and pretty much in every colour imaginable, it’s a must have in your Summer shoedrobe! They give off a relaxed, laid back, by-the-beach look and not to mention are super comfy! Not a heel person? Then espadrilles are the perfect way to transition any outfit instantly into spring/summer vibe without having to pedi-ready your feet or strap on the heels. Below are a few of our favourite styles from the classic Chanel and Tory Burch to your affordable high street takes to fit every budget.
Top 5 Wedge Espadrilles
Top 5 Flat Espadrilles
Flat sandals are the wardrobe staple for summer, super easy to throw on with anything and everything. Stylish and comfortable a winning combination in anyone’s book. They don’t need to evoke a dressed-down look either, just opt for a flat sandal with some embellishments or metallic sheen. Although these do require some preparation pre wear – yep, time to book feet in for some summer loving! Whether you’re looking for something embellished, metallic or sporty, we’ve got you covered.
Top 5 Embellished flat sandals
This year it’s all about the comebacks with the ’90s favorite finally making an appearance and giving your summer shoedrobe a much needed lift. As much as we love the comfort and practicality of espadrilles and flat sandals, sometimes all you need is a little heel and ones that don’t cause the pain are a win win in our book!
Whether worn with culottes, bare legs or a slinky summery dress they are fast turning into Instagrammable must-haves. Anyway, let me show some of my favourite block heel styles. Enjoy!
Top 5 Mules
Sun’s out, wedges out. Also known as the anti-man shoe, but do we care? What summer wardrobe can exist without a pair of wedges. Easy to walk in and a great way to slim thicker ankles. They look best when paired with a maxi dress or flowing skirts to balance the chunky appearance.
Top 5 Summer wedges
The fashion shoe of the moment, trainers are fast becoming the shoe to wear with everything. A sure way to nail the business-casual dress code as well as dressing down strappy dresses to make your whole wardrobe perfect from day to night and styling possibilities endless! Here at Alexie, we love the luxe minimal trainers – you can never have enough white trainers!
Top 5 Luxe leather lace up trainers
Top 5 Slider trainers
Often viewed as the ultimate Autumn/Winter shoe but actually ankle boots are your versatile all year round shoe. A great way to transition any outfit from one season to another. Its all in the styling – they act as the perfect compliment to your summer dress as well as with denim cut offs. Choose from lighter tan colours, to suede materials and cut out styles to really nail the summer ankle boot trend.