We are firm believers in the fact that every closet needs a staple pair of wedges. In a goes with everything shade of tan, these Williamsburg ultra high heel versions from TopShop fit the bill nicely. With pretty scalloped detailing courtesy of cut out hearts to add an extra level of interest, the Williamsburg wedges also feature a towering 5” wedge, beautiful blush suede and a chic, skinny ankle strap. This same wedge is also available in black, meaning all shoe basics can be covered in one fell swoop! Wear with bare feet, tights or cool ankle socks all year around. £65.00 from Topshop.com.
Directional footwear takes a zesty turn in the form of these mouth-watering lemon wedges by Office. With a high fashion criss-cross strap front and utterly luxe suede finish, the yellow Jo Jo X stunners are summer personified. No matter if you are in the midst of winter or planning a beach break to revel in sun-kissed days, this show is sure to brighten up any ensemble from beach to bar and back again.
With a super high 13.8cm heel they are wedges to rock with confidence. Color clash or add a pop to a block color look, the Jo Jo X will let your feet do the talking!£50.00 from Office.co.uk
City living gets a chic makeover with these sculptural wedges from Zara. In sleek and shiny black with a super high, 10cm platform heel, they are office meets off duty all wrapped up in one cool new season package.
Wedges and clogs have both had a fashion moment recently so these leather wedges are right on trend, sartorially speaking. Made from 100% leather they have a glossy patent like finish which speaks of pencil skirts and pinstripe trousers but after hours, they can be just as easily paired with a figure skimming LBD or juxtaposed against some ripped, scuffed jeans and simple tee. Practical and pretty, the curvaceous arch gives way to a fully open toe – rock with or without ankle socks for too-cool-for-school style. £79.99 from Zara.com.
A wedge design and a black and white color palette has fashion match made in heaven written all over it. Which is why these beautiful skyscraper wedges, in a quirky geometric print no less, are heading straight to the top of our ‘must have in March’ list.
The 13cm heel adds oodles of extra height but with the sturdy wedge sole comfort is built in. Designed to dance the night away, the canvas monochrome print and dainty gold buckle pair perfectly with a stylish ankle strap and sultry peep toe. Also available in pink. £45 from RiverIsland.com.
For ladies who love to make a statement with their footwear, the brand new Coleena Snake Print Ct Out Wedges from online fashion hotspot Missguided bring together no less than five hot-right-now trends in one. Cut out. Snake print. Black. Wedges. And ultra high, they are a wardrobe addition that screams buy me now.
Cutouts were all over the catwalks last season and the trend shows no signs of going anywhere soon. With pieces missing from tops, dresses, trousers and now shoes, it’s time to dare to bare. These wedges boast a 5.5” heel. With snake print, faux leather and suede they are sexy but still oh so sweet. £39.99 from Missguided.co.uk.
We don’t know what it is but we’re loving super cute brights at the moment and these hot pink wedges fit the bill perfectly. Although they are a stand out piece and guaranteed to brighten and shoe closet – or pair of feet lucky enough to be snugly encased in them – there’s also something incredibly versatile about this design. Savvy fashionistas will know what we’re talking about here – if you’re the kind of girl who refuses to retire your shorts and maxi dresses when winter knocks and prefer to layer them up and transition your favorite items to the new season – you’ll know what we mean by this versatility.
Yes they are a swoon-worthy pink. Yes they are an open toe. Yes, they are suede and therefore at the mercy of rain and snow and general winter nastiness. BUT, it’s so retro cool to wear nights or cute little ankle socks with an open toe that we think these will do well in winter. And what’s hotter than hot pink clashed wither serious blacks? Not much. And as for precipitation? Huh. Get us some shoe protection spray!
Of course when summer rolls round, these beautiful wedges come into their own. With a 13cm heel height they’re comfortably towering and the double strap, sling back and buckle fastening screams out for some air (so more people can see and therefore admire them). But what we really, really love is the color. Race you to the store. $100 from RiverIsland.com.
Sometimes you come across a pair of shoes which you immediately envisage in your wardrobe. You begin to think what you would wear them with. You plan how you’ll accessorize them. You start to wonder when your very first chance to wear them will be.
These stunning Matiko wedges from TopShop are those shoes. Chunky platforms with an ultra high heel and geometric cut out soles, they are available in a choice for four colors with both a studded and non studded stem. Choose from black or leopard print with a plain wooden heel or nude, black or red with a sassy studded heel.
Made from 100% leather, priced £145.00 from Topshop.com
Wedges are having a moment. A fashion moment, if you will. While there’s no denying that strappy, sexy sandals have the power to make any girl feel like a goddess, wedges are just summer in a shoe as far as we’re concerned.
With hazy days filled with sunshine, trips to the beach and long evenings outdoors chilling, eating and drinking in the last of the day’s rays, comes a desire to be a little more comfortable. We’re not saying flats – perish the thought – but there’s something comfortingly practical about wedges. There’s no height lost so we don’t have to re-consider any of our usual wardrobe choices and they pair just as well with shorts as jeans. In fact, wedges are great for smartening up a day-to-night look without sacrificing any easy breezy summer vibes.
The stacked heel makes running off to the beach easy and they’re comfortable enough to stand up to a summer in the city too thanks to the extra expansive of support the chunky soles provide. All in all, if the sun is shining, we say, Stack it Up!
Wooden wedges are definitely fashionable right now, but have you seen some of the weird and wonderful designs for wooden heels that are making an impact this season? Amongst all the more “normal” wooden wedges there are some really bizarre designs that are worth taking a closer look at.
Our pick of the craziest are these grey leather wing tip brogues from B Store. The stacked leather heel on the sole of the brogue is attached to a solid wooden wedge platform to create a truly unique and mad effect. These are certainly an eye-catching shoe!
Check out 5 more of the strangest wooden wedge heels below, starting with the new Minx wooden wedges in nude suede by Dolce Vita, available from heels.com for $139.99:
Holy wedges! This is Nella in bermuda pink by Jessica Simpson, $98.99 from heels.com:
The cutout theme continues with these 5 inch cutout wedges from Reed Krakoff. They’re pictured here in nude leather and python, and have a 1.5 inch front platform. £487.50 from net-a-porter:
With a 2 inch front platform, these peep-toe, slip on wedge heels from Camilla Skovgaard have a fairly traditional 5 inch wedge heel. What makes them unusual is the overlap of black leather on the wooden wedge, utilising straight lines and curves for an eye-popping effect. These heels are Camilla Skovgaard’s tanganica leather and wooden wedge mules – £329.17 from net-a-porter:
Get your groove on at heels.com, where they’re available for $98.99.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is one of our ones-to-watch on the red carpet. The brunette beauty is always very stylish in a unique way that stands out among the celebrity crowd. Accordingly, she’s a good one to keep an eye on for hot new shoe designers. The star recently attended a charity event in Los Angeles and wore a chic Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress with a pair of unexpected red shoes. Yet even more impressive then the fact that the shoes were red is that they sported a patterned platform wedge. Definitely not your run-o-the mill ensemble!
The shoes are made by Raphael Young. The young designer is Paris-based and has the distinction of learning his craft as an intern at the legendary Yves Saint Laurent fashion house. Check out a bit of the awesome variety in the designers Spring 2011 collection. More at raphaelyoung.com.