This summer, it’s all about opulence and excess. Think heavy embellishment in terms of brooches, buckles and of course, ornate footwear. Stores like Topshop and Zara have jumped on the embellishment bandwagon to bring you the prettiest of sandals that will give any summer outfit that perfect finishing touch. Take a look at our favourite picks from the high street, here.
Flower Sandals, Topshop, £32.
We can’t get over how cute these 60’s inspired sandals from Topshop are! In both white and black, the flower detail adds an element of pizazz. Team them with a pretty skater dress to contrast the feminine touch but avoid floral garments – flower power overload is a no no this summer.
Yellow Drop Sandals, River Island, £35.
If there’s a time when yellow is perfectly acceptable to parade around in, its summer. Add a splash of colour with this pretty gem encrusted pair that will look even better with a tan.
Leaf Sandals, £35, Accessorize.
Accessorize always know how to impress in the summer shoe stakes and these leaf sandals are oh so sweet. Emblazoned with individual diamantes, these flats will become your summer festival staples.
Large Stone Sandals, £65, Dune.
Although a tad pricey for a pair of sandals, these will make your feet stand out as the t-bar strap is strewn with bling. What’s more, the nude anklet is bang on trend, with neutral shoes having ruled the runways this season. A pair worth investing in.
Leather Crossover Sandals, £59.99, Zara.
Sturdy yet completely wearable, this crossover strap pair from Zara should most definitely make it into your shoe collection. Unlike most flats, these have such a comfortable sole and would be just right for those who are considering travelling this summer.
Words: Jacqueline Kilikita