For us Irish gals, and especially those of us that are opting out of foreign holidays this year, we tend not to get much mileage out of our summer sandals thanks to our unpredictable weather! So investing in an expensive pair just doesn’t seem like a clever idea. I’ve been doing some bargain hunting in the shoe departments, virtually, and have some brilliant options for the summer that won’t break the bank either.
A summer staple, the cork wedge comes out year after year. When it comes to wearing a sandal for height, a wedge will always be more comfortable than a heel and thanks to the ankle strap on this style, you can wear them with confidence. In a variety of colours, these summer sandals are currently reduced to €18.74 at New Look.
If you’re looking for something more minimal and understated, but still super stylish, these wide fit sandals from ASOS should fit the bill. They are pretty flat but as a casual shoe to slide on day to day, they’re ideal. And only €17.97, they’re available here.
I just love these sliders from New Look. The Birkenstock inspired style is like marmite – you either love it or hate it! But the buckle strap on these sandals give them a stylish update. Available in 3 colour ways, they are coming in at just €11.24.
Dunnes Stores have really upped their game when it comes to clothing and accessories over that last couple of years. This buckle design is so on trend and Insta-worthy. I spotted them in store recently and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t purchase now! With jeans, skirts or dresses, they’re just so versatile. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love Roisin’s style – her page is Jake & Josie and she styled these slider in a few fab ways! I love inspiration posts like these 💗 They are just €15, available from Dunnes Stores online here.
You know I love an affordable designer dupe and these sliders are as close as they come to the iconic Hermes Oran sandal, without the €485 price tag! Featuring a textured design and cut out detail, they would be a super versatile little pair for everyday wear, to bring on your staycation or even to wear to lunch or dinner, if you prefer a more casual look. At just €15, they’re available in 3 colours at Dunnes Stores online here.
Staying with the designer dupe theme, Karl Lagerfeld was successful in reinventing the plain old espadrille in to a statement of style for Chanel in 2013. Ever since then, they guaranteed to come up in your Instagram feed summer after summer. This crisp white canvas pair are from ASOS and would be super chic with skinny jeans or denim cut-off shorts. The Jacey espadrilles are €15.48 available online here.
I have a little sneak peek for you guys now – Penneys are about to drop these beauties very soon! The toe thong is so on trend right now and I think these stunning heels will be so great for heading out for dinner, or social distancing BBQ’s, (oh the way the world is now). The heel height is just ideal for social outings right now and both colours are so versatile. They are due in to Penneys nationwide very soon at just €16! I’ll update this post when they’ve dropped in store! And I’ll surely be in for a pair of each myself 😂
If you like a little bit of height, the platform on these sandals will be right up your street. The ankle strap adds comfort and the little peak of woven espadrille detail screams summer! They’re a great price, at €16.80 at NastyGal here.
Just a little bit of inspiration for you. As always, I keep an eye out for stylish pieces that are also affordable and versatile. For more style inspiration, check out my Instagram here or for a more personalised image consultation, contact me to book your Personal Shopping appointment here.