With family footwear favourite, Clarks celebrating their first birthday at their new store in Market Place, we thought it quite apt to pay homage to one of the most revered fashion accessories of all time, second only to the handbag.
The style savvy among us will already know the shoe shopping secrets that Market Place holds, and while we don’t want to spoil all their fun, we’re happy to share a few with you. So read on to discover this season’s most favoured footwear trends and where to find them.
PURRING OVER POSH PUMPS
Pumps, plimsolls, sneakers…. trainers…. Whatever you know them as, this season they’re getting a serious makeover. Finished in a plethora of fabrics from satin to suedette, metallics and more and topped with statement bows, these smart/ casual treads do some serious talking. Find them at Topshop, New Look, H&M and River Island.
ALL TIED UP
This season, tie up sandals are definitely a thing. Follow in the footsteps of all the top celebs from Rihanna to Olivia Palmero and Alexa Chung with leg lengthening stiletto or settle for a sturdier, but equally stylish block heel. Fancy a slightly more laid back look? Opt for a comfy wedge or reliable flat. You really can’t go wrong.
SLAY IT IN SLING BACKS
It’s long been a style staple for the over 6o’s but this season the sling back is gaining some serious sartorial steam. With Manolo Blahnik and Dior leading the resurgence and the high street taking their lead, the trick to shaking off that OAP vibe is to team them with youthful laidback pieces for maximum fashion impact.
MAKE MINE A MULE
What’s not to love? With top marks for convenience, they ooze care-free style with the ability to dial down a statement dress and relax a sharp suit. Hitting the high street in an assortment of colours, fabrics and finishes, you’ll discover flat mules, low block-heel mules, stiletto mules, sneaker mules and more…