Summer is a time for fun, laughter, and new beginnings and you’re going to need the footwear to go with your all-new optimistic attitude. From sporty sneakers for outdoor adventures to stylishly comfortable wedges for casual evenings out with friends, you’ll need a shoe for every occasion this summer season. Here are our picks for the trendiest shoes every woman needs in her cupboard this summer.
The strappy sandal
This summer, you’ll need a pretty strappy sandal to get you through casual lunch dates with friends, braais, and Christmas parties where you want to look nice but not too dressed up. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair of strappy sandals then keep in mind that sandals in calm colour ranges, such as pale pink, nude and cream tones, soft greys and blues are big this season.
Take for example the Bronx Piper with its pretty T-shaped design. This beautiful sandal is très chic and the high-quality gold detail adds to its femininity. A soft inner lining offers added comfort.
Available in pale pink at R360 from Bolton Footwear.
The platform wedge
Platform wedges have long been a summer staple and for good reason! Supremely comfortable, a platform wedge’s bottoms extend from front to back with a raised heel, so that it serves as both the sole and the heel, giving you stability and support with a heel for a chic look.
Take for example the Bronx Saraphina. This comfortable yet stylish shoe will become your go-to occasion shoes in summer. The white and gold upper works as a neutral, while the jute detail mixed with the stacked heel strike the perfect balance of laid-back and polished. You can comfortably rock these all day and night, whether at a wedding or a braai.
Available online from Bolton Footwear at R429.
It’s not the first season that sneakers are still holding their own in the style stakes. Perfect to wear with just about anything, they’re comfy and trendy at the same time. Pair yours with a summer dress for a pretty but laid-back summer look or wear it with jeans and a T-shirt for a braai with friends.
For an affordable take on this trend, check out the Bronx Tshepiso in white or black. Whether you’re rocking them for a weekend away or a day trip to your favourite shopping destination, or wine estate, these stylish shoes are a winner of note.
Grab them from Bolton Footwear at R399.
Every woman needs a pair of Oxford-style lace-up shoes in their wardrobe this summer. Rock them country girl style by wearing it with your favourite floral dress or pair them with your best pair of jeans and a pretty blouse for a masculine take on women’s summer fashion.
The Bronx Gaston lace-up in navy or taupe is a simple yet stylish choice. Designed with a lace-up fastening for a secure fit and a round toe, these shoes are easy to style with just about anything.
Get them from Bolton Footwear at R450.