Sophia WebsterCopacabana sandals | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus
You can always count on Sophia to bring you spicy shoes season after season. For Resort 2017 she drew inspiration from Brazil (where her shoes are produced) and the beautiful beaches of Rio.
We love this festive Copa sandal featuring multicolor leather cord straps, long wrap-around laces, knotted design at the front and cylinder cork covered heel. Half sizes are available and you can also find them in a 3″ style.
We’re crazy for these signature Lotus sandals by delightfully quirky Italian-Brazilian desgner Paula Cademartori. Gaining popularity for her whimsical crossbody bags, her footwear collection lends playful pop art for your feet too.
Lotus features an anguled block heel, corset lace-up front design, long wrap-around leather laces and colorful fanned out design wrapping around the heel. Half sizes are available and we’re equally in love with this multicolor style:
Lotus graffiti mutlicolor leather sandals with red suede details | shop on sale at FarFetch
There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.
Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.
Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):
Jimmy ChooTrick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.
Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito RossiRegalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.
Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.
There are a few brands we turn to for those wear every day, all day shoes and we love these styles on sale at Coach right now. Our favorite shoes featured below are designed in beautiful suede and leather with just the right amount of height – the perfect match of wearable and walkable. We’ve also listed the ones on sale (currently 40% off right now).
Lena suede lace-up bootie in black and burgundy; available (on sale!) at Coach.
Westyn suede fringe boots with a stacked wood heel in black & saddle brown; available at Coach.
Shae Tea Rose cut-out leather pump with long wrap-around laces in black leather and racing green available (on sale!) at Coach.
How HOT! We’re in love with these vampy Dani lace-up sandals by Jimmy Choo. Even a little reminiscent of the Christian Louboutin Nymphette sandals seen on Mary-Kate, no? They feature black suede zig-zag straps, PVC side panels, black leather covered platform & heel plus long wrap-around suede laces. You can also find them in 100mm option at Jimmy Choo and FarFetch – half sizes are available.
For Dean and Dan these prim n’ proper show-stompers were the perfect finishing touches for their “samurai x Victorian x combat Fall 2016 collection“. They feature layers upon layers of fine floral lace, tassel fringe trim, black silk, high embellished backing, lace printed insole and double ankle strap. Plus, burrowed in the nest of lace there’s a triple pearl drop charm. Half sizes are available.
The dark yet sassy Gothic Glam trend is coming back this Fall season. On the runways we are seeing lacquered sky-high chunky platforms, chokers, leather jackets paired with fishnets and negligee dresses/skirts. Harper gives us a punk-gothic vibe with smooth black leather, a lace-up ribbon ankle tie, inner side zipper and stacked block heel. If you’re feeling a sassy-yet-gloomy kind of way pair these boots with a signature leather jacket, fishnet tights and velvet choker.
Chiara Ferragni CollectionPow Bang sandals | 4.5″/115mm | shop at Zappos and CFC
Top style blogger & influencer Chiara Ferragni launched her namesake shoe collection in 2010 with the signature glitter covered ‘Flirting’ flats slowly adding more & more heels to the collection every season. The Spring ’16 ‘Heroes to the Rescue’ shoes are whimsical as ever drawing inspiration from Wonder Woman-esque superheroes and exaggerated comic strip pop art sound effects.
This Pow Bang slip-on mule is one of our favorite styles from this collection featuring two-tone blue leather with a thin toe strap, red patent leather ‘Pow’ & ‘Bang’ appliqué and zig-zag trimmed front strap. It’s available in whole sizes only and alternatively stocked in a funky fun yellow silk satin. We’re also crazy about the blue ‘Stars’ sandals!
We love all of the fun n’ flirty designs from Rupert Sanderson’s latest Spring ’16 collection but especially these anime-inspired Waverly Mary Jane heels. They feature sheer nude mesh paneling embroidered with whimsical two-tone blue swirly designs, contrasting black trim, arctic blue leather covered stiletto heel, mirrored silver leather toe and thin black leather halter strap. It’s stocked only in whole sizes.