All a gal needs is love… and new shoes! That’s our mantra anyway. Luckily for all us shoe-loving ladies out there a new season means new shoes and new fabulous trends to embrace. So, in the spirit of stepping out in style in the sunny season we’ve put together a list of our top 3 favourite shoe trends that are worth rocking this summer.

New kid on the block:

Forget tall, skinny stilettos – block heels will be your new best friend this summer! Channeling 70s disco glam, the block heel is clearly having a modern moment. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Emmy Rossum and Lily Collins all love the trend and have been rocking it all summer long overseas. Not only does the shoe add an instant on-trend style to your outfit, but it’s also super comfortable (happy dance!) From towering heights to more demure designs, you can expect the square-like heel to come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, with plenty of ankle-strap detailing.

Block heels

From Left: Taylor Swift loves her block heel booties | San Fernando block heels – R499 Rubi |Trucker Sandal – R169.99 MRP.

We love Rubi’s San Fernando heels – they are an instant punch in both statement and style. Available in white, red, black and tan for R499. For a more demure option choose MRP’s block heel Trucker Sandal for R169.99.

Get roped in!

We love a fabulously comfy pair of wedges and this season rope wedges (or Espadrilles) are all the rage. This “rope sandal” originating from Spain, has been on-trend and a wardrobe staple for years and this season’s must-have is looking even lovelier with a modern, minimalistic feel and leather detail in classic black, pastel blue and metallic gold

Rope wedges

From left: The Duchess of Cambridge loves her rope wedges | White Mesh Wedges – R599 Madison| Black Rocky Espadrille Wedge – R499 Rubi.

We love these Rubi Rocky Espadrille Wedges for R499 and these Madison Mesh Wedges (in black or white) from (available at Spree) for R599.

All laced up

Get tied up with one of the hottest trends this summer, the lace up! These strappy ensembles are completely adjustable making it easy to create the perfect fit for any foot. Whether they’re tied up around the ankle or even the calf, lace-up sandals are a definite must-have in the footwear department this spring.

Lace up heel

From left: Kourtney Kardashian loves lace-up sandals | Lannister Lace Up (tan) – R499 Rubi | Saturday Lace Up Heel (black) – R599 Rubi

For a comfy take on this trend check out the Rubi Saturday Lace Up and low Lannister Lace Up – both fabulous options available in classic and neutral hues like black and tan for R499.

Have fun trying this super fabulous trends this summer and stay tuned to the WomenStuff fashion section for more trend alerts!