With summer approaching i’ve decided to show you my choices for this summer.
This article will switch between what’s hot and what’s old.
- My Givenchy (black heeled sandals 6.5 cm), these sandals are probably the most comfortable sandals. The small heel is a god given gift. They can make boyfriend jeans look hot and make your legs look so hot and sexy. I have tried the ones at Mango and Zara but have to say I wasn’t able to wear them. The ones I bought at Zara were 89€ and the ones at Mango were 60€ making it a striking 150€ for shoes that in the end I will not wear. The Givenchy were bought on yoox (I believe the were less than 300€) but I have one spare heel studs that I can actually change and the sandals are just perfect. The heel height, the strap is super comfy and seriously although I have swollen feet during the summer these have proved to be perfect. From day to night. My rate on the ratio price/comfort/quality? A striking 8/10
- My Céline bam bam (black strap and mirror heeled sandals 6.5 cm), these sandals are from the Spring Summer Céline collection. They were bought on sale from Barneys NY. However with duties and import they ended up costing around 750€ which all in all is quite a sum. They are probably the hottest (as rare goes) sandals I own, however I’ll be honest with you, the strap is one heck in the neck. I have been wearing them for a while and the leather doesn’t seem to go any softer. Thankfully the heel is comfortable. Would I suggest you go after them? If you have thin feet then yes, do go for it. I have wide palms so it’s not easy for me. I was however able to wear them half a day (a very hot sunny day). My rate on the ratio price/comfort/quality? A low 6.5/10. The quality is really THERE I mean the sandals were made in italy from amazing italian leather but the strap is quite something to handle.
- My Isabel Marant Étoile (black Birkenstock style slides), these slides have been all the rage since Phoebe Philo made them fashionable again. Well I have to say I adore them. Worn with beautiful BLACK nailpolish (or white) they really do surf on the whole minimalist vibe we’ve all seen. They are THAT comfortable the price was more than correct (290€). Originally I wanted the Céline tie ones but the harrowing 550€ made me question my big love. In the end i’m pretty chuffed with my Isabel Marant, the japanese inspired look really adds a little touch of special to these slides. They are made of lambskin leather (so probably not the type of slides you would wear to the swimming pool and or the sea). They were made in Spain. I have to add that they are of lower quality than the CÉLINEs so if you’re willing to splurge… For my part I think it’s good enough since no one where this trend is going to take us. Right? What’s more for me with my swollen summer feet they are just perfect. My rate on the ratio price/comfort/quality? A striking 9/10
- My CHANEL espadrilles (the double CC gives it all away), these espadrilles have gone to cult status, so I guess you all know about them. They cost 390€ from the CHANEL cambon store. The sole has been highered up and the rubber is thicker than last year’s. You can obviously read my review of the espadrilles here, for me they are good to walk at the seaside, in cities, at work, a true multitasker. The only lowdown would probably be the price. My rate on the ratio price/comfort/quality? a striking 8/10
So these were my thoughts regarding some of the hottest trends regarding summer shoes : sandals, espadrilles and slides. Do I regret any purchase? a little bit the CÉLINE but since i dreamed of them day and night, it felt like closure getting them. Regarding the mango and zara I would definitely say it’s best to invest in ONE GOOD PAIR than a few bad ones that’ll bruise your feet). Thanks so much for reading and see you soon,