Five shoes to go with everything you own
As temperatures start to rise and days start to get longer, it's no wonder that we're all starting to dream about all the transitional outfits we'll be sporting this spring (trench coats, we're coming for you). Providing the perfect opportunity to step up your sartorial game (a fresh start, if you will), we’re starting from the bottom-up, we're diving into the five shoes that we've crowned the most wearable, stylish and practical additions to your wardrobe. Whether you're a shoe hoarder or someone who hasn't quite caught the shoe bug, make note of these…
The Casual Trainer
More than just a practical option, the easy-to-wear trainer adds an instant cool factor to every look. And trust us, you can pair them with *literally* anything. Suits suddenly feel ten times fresher, dresses take a Scandi-inspired turn and relaxed denim exudes an off-duty model vibe. Basically, they're an essential element of your it-girl uniform. Oh, and it gets better: there are so. many. options. From dad-inspired trainers to high-top classics to simple soccer styles, get ready to finish every outfit with your trainer of choice again, and again, and again.
The Chunky Loafer
Having shed their bookish persona and cemented themselves as an essential by every fashion insider, the loafer is here to stay - *yay*. This spring, they're showing up chunkier and bolder than ever. Think lug-soles and overbuilt platforms finished with chunky chains and eye-catching embellishments. They'll add an instant cool-girl edge to all your favourite spring dresses, mini skirts and relaxed trousers, especially when finished with white socks. If these super-sized styles aren't quite for you then fret not; the penny loafer is still in and works just as well.
The Flat-Sole Boot
Don't pack them away just yet! These function-meets-fashion boots may have defined your winter wardrobe, but here's the good news: they're just as wearable in spring. A go-to on rainy days to avoid soggy ankles (because let's be real, British weather knows no boundaries), these boots are perfect for toughening up your favourite floral frock or for anchoring your spring-ready mini skirts. Whatever you pair them with, stomp through the season in these chunky styles.
The Court Shoe
This spring, we're spotlighting a forever favourite. With a subtly squared toe cap, sling back style and comfortable block heel reminiscent of *that* classic style, the court shoes will bestow any outfit with a covetable French flair. Designed to elevate every outfit in one simple step (literally), style with polished tailoring for the office or with light-wash denim and a crisp white shirt for a perfectly Parisienne look.
The Block Heel
Stilettos, meet your match. You may think there's no better feeling than the leg-lengthening power of your favourite pair of stilettos, but we raise you: the block heel. A comfortable option that doesn't compromise on style, the block heel is quickly becoming everyone's go-to shoe to finish off every occasion outfit. Perfect for alfresco weddings, enjoy the comfort of not having to avoid grass, gravel or cobblestones in these sturdy-but-stylish style. Plus, they're also great for adding a dressed-up feel to your most-loved jeans-and-a-nice top combinations.