Polished to perfection is one of these sartorial styles that looks a lot easier to pull together than it actually is. Fortunately, Zara swoop in to the rescue with these totally businesslike leather pumps in embossed snakeskin. Screaming elegance, these beauties are park avenue princess meets working day, perfectly pulled together and 100% business. Designer-esque, the embossed snakeskin leather in royal blue is demure meets daring, with the animal print tempered by the almost conservative hue. Traverse further down the pointy sinuous however and the subtly sexy asymmetric cut outs, pointy toe and razor sharp 12 cm heel say the lady can also be a vamp. £69.00, Zara.com.
We’re a firm believer that you can never have enough strappy sandals in your fashion arsenal. After all, what other style of heel will go with absolutely everything in your closet, from jeans and track pants to a LBD, office pencil skirt and Saturday night disco pants? In our quest to find absolutely every barely there sandal worth owning, we came across these beauties by British brand River Island.
Nude? Check. Metallic? Check. High? Strappy? Animal print? Check, check and check. In nude snake and black metal, they give a nod to the classic, but are brought totally up to date with the barely there style, skinny 11cm heel and gold tone metal bar toe strap. £50.00 from RiverIsland.com.
Sporty chic hits the style radar just once every few years and with a more laid back, grungy aesthetic now in vogue, there’s never been a better time to try on the trend. These chunky sole platforms just in at Topshop are the perfect starting point with an easy-on-the-feet 4 inch heel and super sturdy, chunky contours. Made from white leather with a cleated sole, they are almost a blank canvas for the rest of your look. The only question is, how would you wear them? £46.00 from Topshop.com.
There’s nothing like a little animal print to add some sass to your style and we reckon these Missguided beauties are just the ticket. In brighter color palette than you make expect from a snakeskin print shoe, the Zamia Snakeskin Court by online fashion favourite Missguided feature an eye catching bold print in beautiful sea green, blue and emerald tones. With a 4.5” heel they’re sure to brighten up any outfit, adding a splash of contrast to an LBD or prettying up a plain jeans and tee combo. £24.99 from Missguided.co.uk.
There is something incredibly chic about these wrap around sandals. Maybe it’s the elegant navy blue or perhaps the wooden block heel. Whatever the reason, the Colline by Reiss has raced right to the top of our must have list this week. With a peep toe and sultry ankle tie straps, its the perfect summer heel . The muted color combo and luxe wood stacked heel and ultra feminine suede ankle straps make it the perfect match for summer dresses, ripped cut offs and even demure office wear.
Sweet and sophisticated, what more could a girl want? £45 (was £149) from Reiss.com.
Hold court in a metallic master class with these ultra sophisticated blue beauties from high street favorite Topshop. New in store today, the pointy toe and asymmetric silhouette leave no doubt that you know your style sums while the satin metallic sheen adds an unmistakably luxe edge. The dark blue hue oozes noir cool but, the aptly named GREAT courts are also available in a crackle effect pewter. £58.00 from Topshop.com.
When you want to slip into a look-at-me shoe, few things help you achieve instant magnet status as a pair of fresh neon heels. Available in neon pink and zesty neon yellow, the Clara leather strappy sandals by online hot shop Missguided scream disco cool. Perfect for summer, the simple design adds a sophisticated edge and means the super bright hues retain the object of attention. With a 4.5” heel, the strappy sandal is right on trend and bursting with fruity feel good. £24.99 from Missguided.co.uk.
When it comes to sandals, the skinnier and strappier the better is a mantra that never fails to deliver in the style stakes. These ROLO high heel strappy sandals are the embodiment of this philosophy. Super high with a beautiful minimal design, they are ultra elegant and boast glamour by the bucket load thanks to barely there straps, sharp 4.5” stiletto stem, delicate pin buckle and seductively sloping contours. Available in striking silver and bright coral. £45.00 TopShop.com.
Is there anything chicer than a sculpted sandal? With pretty cut outs and a cool lace up detail, these gorgeous high heels are fresh from this week’s latest Zara drop. Packing in a couple of trends in one, they’re a quiet statement maker – there’s the on trend dark blue hue, the cut outs, the thin stiletto heel and the laces. Add in a dash of patent and the unexpected shape at the back of the foot and you have all the hallmarks of another Zara hit.
We reckon these lace up sandals are perfect day wear and add just the right touch of elegant sass to a business suit and office wear. For ladies off duty, team with ripped boyfriend jeans and bags of attitude. £29.99 from Zara.com.
Peep toes are fashion failsafe, add in chunky heels and a textual finish and you’re on to a clear winner. A favorite of street style bloggers and cool girls everywhere, the block heel is an essential element of any savvy fashionistas on-trend arsenal.
Just dropped at online wardrobe Boohoo.com, these Eliza Mock Croc make fashion math easy by ticking every box. A hot way to rock the block and animal trends, the Eliza in glossy crocodile black has a blocky 10.5 cm heel, contrasting with a delicate ankle strap and peep toe. Also available in white. £30.00 from Boohoo.com.