Shoe In: Top 5 Spring Styles

My spring/summer shoe picks from (from top left clockwise): Christian Dior, Roger Vivier, Giuseppe Zanotti, Burberry and Rupert Sanderson.

The spring/summer collections have started to roll into stores, but what has really got me excited are the shoes. This season is perfect for accessories lovers beacuse everything is bold, bright and fabulous. That being said, there is loads to choose from so I thought it was time to divulge the top 5 shoe styles you need to be investing in, along with my favourite picks.  Excitement and waiting lists lie ahead…

1. Retro

Thanks to Miuccia Prada the 1950s are back, so that means picking a shoe that has a dose of 1950s glam without looking too costumey. I love Prada’s car shoes but after one season they will be passe, so invest in a retro-inspired style such as pointy toe pumps or these T-bar sandals from (HK$8,800) Roger Vivier.

2. Tribal

African beats were heard all over the catwalk, with ethnic embellishments ranging from beads and batik to embroidery and ikat. Always remember less is more so go for styles that have fun yet subtle accents such as Burberry’s black platform sandals (HK$7,200).

3. Prints

Spring is definitely a season of prints – on the catwalks we saw everything from humble vegetables to tropical fish decorating clothing. Florals are a tried-and-tested favourite as seen on these Giuseppe Zanotti pumps while graphic stripes add some fun to your look (just don’t match them with a sailor top!)

4. Colour

Everyone has gone gaga for neon as well as hot shades of red, blue, fuschia and yellow. Make it more modern but opting for styles with colour blocks or patches of different fabric, as see on the Portafino suede sandals (HK$9,800) by Christian Dior.

5. Clean lines

Minimalism is old news but this spring it takes on a futuristic slant. It’s all about clean, sharp shapes and metallic colours such as silver or gold. I am in love with Rupert Sanderson’s Sagana heels (HK$7,580) with their graphic cut outs.

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