Silver Shoes: Fancy Flats
The style of shoes we have grown to know and love over the years is back, with a slight twist. But what is it?
The well-known deck shoe has undergone a dramatic facelift and is now sporting a sophisticated edge – more suited to the yachts of Monte Carlo than your average dinghy. A number of shoe designers have showcased creations complete with gilded finishes, lashings of glimmer and smidgens of sequins. Other footwear styles boast a series of vibrant prints, all of which have been created in on-trend hot hues.
Cap Toe Flats
If you invest in only one pair of shoes this season, make sure you look into the cap toe flat. They are the perfect style investment for spring and can be worn long into the summer months.
Flats are a wardrobe shoe staple with recent tweaks including a mix of media. Shiny patent toecaps are big for 2013, especially when teamed with a soft suede skimmer. Patent pumps have also undergone a slight change with a slightly pointier toe.
High-wattage footwear doesn’t necessarily mean going to the extent of investing in skyscraper heels. This season introduces a few old classics in the form of smoking slippers, sundown flats and cocktail sandals. Each style has a strong dose of glam and can be worn with cocktail attire, tea dresses and on-trend skinny jeans. One major style for 2013 is silver shoes – flat trainers splattered in metallic materials are a cute twist on the classic and retailers, such as Very.co.uk, have a good range to choose from.
This season we’re swapping skinny heels for chunky styles – a welcome treat for our feet and a popular one for spring and summer. Patent pumps have been updated with square toes, complete with glitter, pattern and metallic heels. A subtle shoe with a striking edge is a great way to add a little glamour to an otherwise unnoticed office outfit.
Although past fashions have been fond of the neutral-hued heel, this year is very much about cavorting colour-popping styles. Neon courts will add an instant hit of drama to skinny jeans and a tee, creating the perfect off-duty look.
Are you a fan of silver shoes?