What exactly consists of a perfect summer shoedrobe? I guess it's all about personal preference, but for me all year around (not just summer) it's all about comfiness. I am definitely the kind of woman that has not worn proper high heels in a good few years and pretty much avoid it at all costs. I still like a bit of height in my shoes sometimes though, but prefer to opt for wedges or platforms like you can see in my recent summer addition from brand Moda In Pelle. So let me tell you a bit more about these summer sandals along with the other top picks in my summer shoedrobe...
The Stylish Summer Sandals
So as comfy as these pair of Moda in Pelle Romina Wedge Sandals* are, they are definitely the kind of sandals I usually wear with a more stylish outfit and not just an everyday basis kind of thing (oh no for my day to day looks I am way lazier than that haha). These two part suede espadrille sandals offer a supportive buckle ankle strap, which further add to the comfort factor. The suede material is super soft and causes no discomfort whatsoever. The platform wedge provides a little bit of height without compromising on comfort. There really isn't anything I don't like about these wedged sandals, they are definitely my perfect summer sandals and I can see myself getting a lotto use out of them. They retail for £69.95 and the size I have here is 39, which is true to size.
What would summer be without a comfortable pair of Birkenstocks?! I know most people find these sandals hideous in their design and completely unflattering... maybe they truly are damn ugly, but I couldn't care less because they are super comfy to wear on a day to day basis. You see the contoured cork-filled sole is perfectly designed for the natural form of the foot, hence it always complete freedom of movement & all-round support. Wearing these kind of sandals for the first time 2 years ago felt so weird on my feet, since I was used to wearing flat sandals. It only took a few days to realise how much support they offered and how much better they were for my overall posture. Since then I am addicted and wouldn't wear any other flat sandals.
The Classic Canvas Shoes
Canvas shoes are perfect for summer and they are super comfy to wear on an everyday basis too. I switch between Converse and TOMS, but this time around I decided to opt for the TOMS Navy Stripe University Women's Classics (I love stripes so much I will literally opt for them wherever possible). You may know that here in the UK, temperatures in the summer usually remain around the mid 20°C, so these kind of canvas shoes are what I rely on most of the time. They literally feel so lightweight and are almost undetectable when wearing them, which is perfect for my everyday errands. The best thing about TOMS as a brand is that for each pair of shoes you purchase, the brand will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need... so their ONE for ONE motto is enough reason for me to continue purchasing their shoes.
The Summer Ankle Boots
As I mentioned above here in the UK we're never guaranteed hot summer weather and rain is still something we deal with regularly, so of course a pair of boots are essential. I found these gorgeous ankle booties in Deichman just before I left London. They are super lightweight, comfy despite the slight heel and they were an absolute bargain too. Their design means that I can wear these with jeans or day dresses too, they are just so versatile. I highly recommend Deichman for bargain shoes, whether you are looking for style or comfort. The shoes may not last you years but they are perfect considering the prices.
lastly I've got a pair of sleek trainers I picked up in Pull & Bear recently. They are similar style to the ever so popular Adidas Superstars... the only difference is you're missing the designer logo and they much cheaper too. I don't wear trainers like these quite often so instead of splurging on the Adidas versions straight away, I wanted to pick up a budget pair to see if I would actually get any use out of them. So far they are my least worn shoes, so I'm not convinced just yet that I do in fact need the high end versions. They are super comfortable to wear though and go with most of my casual outfits.
So that's an insight to my summer shoedrobe and the shoes I brought with me for my summer in Dublin. They all suit my style perfectly and not to mention they are super comfy to wear (no blisters going on here). I'd love to hear all about your summer shoedrobe? What's your go to style?