The shoes hot list
How important are shoes? Well, style experts like Rachel Zoe recommend you start with your shoes when selecting your outfit as they can make or break a look. Whether you’re looking for the final detail to your summer off-duty uniform or want to experiment with a new trend, you really can’t go wrong with one of these six essential styles. (Struggling to choose? Get one of each!)
With the influx of dressed-down looks like new bohemia and the cold shoulder, we’re all on the hunt for a pair of sandals that complement these carefree trends. Grecian-inspired gladiator sandals have been tipped to be this season’s ‘it’ shoe. There’s a variety of styles on offer this summer, from the classic cognac lace-up sandal to the fun vacation style embellished with mirrors, embroidery and tassels. Find a version that works with items in your wardrobe. And, if flat shoes aren’t your style, look for the stiletto update with knee-high lace-up detail.
The summer staple
Few things say summer holiday like a pair of espadrilles. Whether you choose the classic slip-on version or a pair of wedges, you really can’t face this season without a pair. They look great with everything from denim cut-offs to a flirty dress. Keep an eye out for this season’s update in metallic tones with cut-out detail.
Add some shine
Gold, silver, copper and pewter… find a metallic shade that complements your skin tone this summer. A pair of classic slides in a warm metallic shade or a pair of silver sandals is a great (and comfortable) way to dress up your cold shoulder dress or playsuit.
This season we’re taking lace-up details up a notch with intricate lattice-style straps and tie-up details that extend up the leg. Strappy styling is balanced with block heels for a sophisticated yet comfortable look. For a dressed-down version of the trend, look out for low heels and chunkier straps.
The year-round essential
Sneakers are a wardrobe staple that aren’t going anywhere as long as athleisure is still having a moment. While white sneakers are an essential element of the overall dressed-down look, you can step up your sneaker game by pairing them with tuxedo trousers or adding contrasting laces.
The easy choice
Thanks to normcore, summer slides have been around for a few seasons, but this summer they’ve evolved from wardrobe basics to more fun and luxe interpretations. They’re now available in a variety of metallic tones and textures such as faux fur and velvet with jewel embellishment. The next step in slider essentials? Slip-on loafers which, thanks to Gucci, will be your must-have autumn shoe. (You heard it here first!)
WRewards Members get 20% off when you buy any 2 pairs of shoes and an extra 5% off when you pay with your Woolies card. Offer valid 31 October – 06 November 2016. What are you waiting for? Shop for your summer wardrobe shoe essentials now at Woolies.