3 shoe styles to embrace NOW

Ashling wears: & Other Stories heels, Topshop jeans & Zara bag.

Footwear at this time of year is always a sartorial quandary. Will the sun come out? Will it rain? To be fair, there’ll most definitely be a chance of both. So what, I hear you scream, do I put on my yet-to-be buffed and polished feet? I, for one, am a long way off from slipping my frozen toes into a pair of pom-pom lace-up sandals (unless someone’s planning on taking me to an exotic beach any time soon? Yeah, I thought not). Instead I’m easing into the unveiling of my legs (full-scale unleashing would be a horror no eyes would ever forget) in hot-right-now ankle-baring shoes. But what might these be? Only the most talked-about heels of the moment, obvs.

my 3 favourite styles causing a stir on Instagram…

1. the v-cut heel

Definitely a top pick in blogger circles, the v-cut heel is an ’80s reinvention brought back to the pavement by Céline. Its been lurking for a while, but this year is its time to shine. Why? Have you ever seen a more flattering shoe? That deep v is an instant leg-lengthener. I’m sold.

Topshop gold v-cut mules, £56 – BUY!

& Other Stories pointed suede pumps, £69 – BUY! 

Carvela Autobahn suede courts, £120 – BUY!

2. the mule

These puppies are on the pages of every mag right now, but they need to be on our feet. They’re chic with more coverage than a summer sandal; they could be simple or OTT (think ruffles, bows and colourful prints), either way, they’re perfect with tailored trousers or baggy jeans (and with a heel you might just avoid those puddles).

Topshop Nancy fringe mules, £49 – BUY!

Boden Pamela suede mules, £98 – BUY!

French Connection Harper leather mules, £85 – BUY!

3. the loafer

These may take a little convincing, but stay with me. Loved by the style set, these are smart and the epitome of cool right now. It’s mainly down to the Gucci loafers popping up all over Instagram, but the high street has acknowledged that the loafer is where it’s at. Paired with straight leg jeans or even a t-shirt and suit combo, you’ll rock this look.

River Island Limited Edition green metallic loafers, £30 – BUY!

Next ruffle loafers, £55 – BUY!

& Other Stories gold loafers, £69 – BUY!

Ashling McCloy

Co-creator

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