If anyone had told me this time last year that I would be coveting a pair of pink, red, orange or peach shoes (or sandals) to step around in this summer I would have laughed them off, however there are so many on show online and in the stores, and they look….well…..just so seductive and wearable that I’ll freely admit that I’m seriously tempted.
I have to say that were I going to put serious money into a pair of summer shoes they would be gold or nude, as I consider those any thinking woman’s wardrobe staple and necessary in every height, shape or style (gold as in sandals, rather than shoes however). But if you love colour in the summer you can spend the earth on a pair of red Gianvinto Rossi high patent leather sandals or Charlotte Olympia orange leather cut-out sandals. Alternatively you can pay a visit to Dune and invest a far far smaller amount into a pair of orange suede sky high peep toe sling backs .
If I’m going to buy something very colourful that will probably only last one season and for a few months, I have to say I’d be tempted to spend less rather than more but there are red and orange shoes at everything from designer to high street prices.
Red and orange shoes and sandals look sexy and flattering on gleaming toned legs and with anything from jeans to floaty summer maxis and sleek little dresses. Keep your other accessories neutral or shock with a contrasting bright and use these shoes to add a blink of bright to something simple and modern.
You may think that the sun isn’t quite bright enough yet to invest in a pair of these, however the best will sell quickly and may not be replaced, so don’t leave it too long.
My favourites? Dune’s orange wedge sandals, DKNY’s red toe post flat sandals and Charlotte Olympia’s neon orange cut-out sandals – that about covers it I think…….
This post has been updated to include the latest styles