This post pretty much wrote itself. I have been lusting over some of these shoes for a while now, while others came across my radar this week and instantly jumped to the top of my lust list (Gucci I’m looking at you!). So if I win the lottery tomorrow, these are my first purchases…
I ‘m starting with the ultimate classics, the Chanel slingback in the classic beige/black colour way. The absolute definition of a classic, with so much wearability given the sensible heel hight, I’m sure the cost per wear of these would be incredibly low. They look great paired with casual jeans, or more dressed up with spring dresses. The highstreet has had dupes for many years, I bought Topshop’s version a few years ago and have had so much wear out of them, this year the best version has been at M&S, which were an instant sell-out. The closest pair clearly influenced that I can still see are a flatter Topshop pair.
Dior J’Adior Pump
These first came out a few years ago, and were instantly everywhere, with three different heel heights to choose from. They’re ladylike with such a classic vibe, and the ribbon sling back is beautiful. Another classic you could wear these with everything and to any event. This year they have been re-released this year in the “technical fabric” and I think I might even prefer these to the patent leather, however, they look to be selling out quickly! There have been a few very similar bow sling back detailed pumps in Zara last year, and another close dupe this year.
Manolo Blahnik Maysale Mule
It wouldn’t be a shoe lust list for me without a pair of Manolo’s. With the resurgence of 90’s fashion in recent years and the Carrie Bradshaw effect, mules and in particular Manolo mules are now back on everyones radar. These Maysale’s make a great addition to any wardrobe, with the traditional pilgrim buckle style, with a spring update and a pop of colour in yellow suede. Instantly brightening up any outfit I’ve seen many influencers investing in these over the past few months as a wardrobe classic.
Gucci Marmont Logo-Embellished Sandals
These sandals hopped onto my radar last week and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them since. They are such a great all-rounder sandal. The block heel means they are wearable and give some comfort, and the thin sandal straps are delicate and feminine. I think these are the kind of sandal that will be brought out time after time, becoming reliable and trusty wardrobe staples. Coming in Black, Cream and Brown I’m completely torn between the Cream and Brown. Block heels are a high street staple, but there’s nothing quite like the thin straps of the Gucci ones that look quite as good.
Prada Glossed Sandals
These are an elegant update to the on-going trend of the barely-there sandal. The shape is beautiful and I like the fact that they’re different to the traditional styles that have been copied over and over on the highstreet. The colour is also a classic, in a nudey pink tone, which also adds to the elegant feel. A fantastic pair of investment sandals that feel special and worth the price tag for this type of sandal.