Achilles' Heel


For centuries shoes have been one of the primary accessories in the fashion industry, and continue to represent stylistic statements today. Some of the biggest names in fashion stem from shoe designers: Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, Brian Atwood, Prada… the list goes on and on. So, if it’s not already clear, we LOVE shoes!

With so many shoe options in the summer there is room for you to really express your style! This summer we are seeing strappy heels and slip-on sneakers (making a comeback) as the popular go-to styles. Being worn by popular fashion bloggers and models around the world, these styles are dominating the shoe industry. We’re throwing our salt crusted UGGs and worn out booties to the back of the closet, goodbye forever! 

Strappy Heels

Strappy heels are light, airy, and comfortable making them perfect for the summer. Paired with some cutoffs during the day or a breezy dress at night, these beauties are perfectly versatile! Although heeled sandals have been a classic summer accessory for quite a while, embellished heel pieces, lace up straps, and bright colours make these shoes uniquely modern and easy to wear from day to night.

Our Picks:

Zara: Black Heels // Sophia Webster: Tribal Print Heels //  Aquazzura: Nude Heels // Aquazzura: Turquoise Snake Skin Heels // Top Shop: Pink Heels // Top Shop: Jewelled Heels

Slip-On Sneakers

Slip-on sneakers have made a MAJOR comeback! We are seeing these comfy 90’s inspired shoes everywhere from the runways to local cafes. Designers like Jimmy Choo and Givenchy have released slip-ons in cool patterns and colours that give the skater-girl style a more chic look! For a laid back feel, slip these sneakers on with a pair of cuffed jeans or a maxi skirt.

Our Picks:

Jimmy Choo: Grey Snake Skin // Givenchy: Floral Print // Vince: Black Weave // Mother of Pearl: Leopard Print // Maison Martin Margiela: Gold Metallic // Sam Edelman: White Studded

The Classics 

Trends come and go, but style is forever. These shoe styles have been staple summer items for decades. When Jackie Kennedy first stepped out in Palm Beach, Florida wearing a pair of Jack Rogers Navajo sandals in the early 1960’s, their unique style absolutely skyrocketed. Today, Jack Rogers sandals are still a go-to accessory! Our favourite summer classics: the Jack Rogers sandal, white Converse, flat sandals, colourful pumps, flip flops, and espadrilles.

Our Picks:

Jack Rogers: Navajo Sandals // Converse: White All Stars // Club Monaco: Metallic Sandals // TKEES: Pink Blend Flip Flops // Stuart Weitzman: Flower Print Pumps // Tory Burch: Espadrilles

We hope you have fun playing with these cute summer trends, but in the wise words of Yves Saint- Laurent, “fashions fade, style is eternal.”