Sandal trends for the season

With every new fashion trend comes a new round of accessories and one of the major components of this term ‘accessories’ is shoes. Women, in particular are a little obsessed with these feet accessories. Whether it’s getting all cooey and gooey over a sky-high pair of delicate stilettos or lusting after a deluxe pair of the season’s must have boots, women plus shoes equals slightly crazy.

This season, like every other has welcomed yet more beautiful shoes to adorn our feet and summer, with its sunshine and warm weather, means our feet in these beautiful shoes are on show. Sandals, both flat and heeled are what every woman wants. And this season, they most certainly don’t disappoint.

Girly, feminine and pretty just about sum up the selection of women’s sandals on offer this summer. If you want to look in more detail at the summer’s range of women’s shoes, visit House of Fraser.

Here is a mini guide to the hottest sandal trends of the season.

The overall theme is nude and natural, however the odd touch of disco glamour is thrown in the mix for good measure. Look for natural materials such as leather and suede but also wood, cork and straw. Choose natural and nude hues such as salmon and coral pinks, warm chestnut browns, dusty oranges and warm yellowy beiges. However, you can also throw in some bright pink or orange and metallics in gold and silver are also pretty strong.

Embellishment is another thing to look for. Jewels, bows and studding add interest to an otherwise minimalist looking shoe. Straps are also important. However, don’t go overboard. T-bar shaped straps will be your best bet. This applies to flats and heels. Lace effect, cut out sections and woven detailing will score you even extra points. But don’t try and do everything at once. Summer shoes are feminine yet simple. Your main inspiration should be hippy chic, so keep things cool.

When it comes to heels, you have two options in terms of style. The first is the wedge. This is probably the biggest summer trend and is definitely something fresh to try. Espadrille type wedges are the shoe of the summer. Your second option is platforms. In keeping with the disco feel of the second half of the 1970s, platforms are big, high and super sexy. You may need to practice your walk for some of the most daring pairs.