Summer is finally here giving us the perfect opportunity to update our shoe- drobes with some of this season’s best trends. From flip flops to fancy florals, this summer promises to add a fresh and quirky twist to some of fashions classic styles.To help you sort the good from the downright ugly we’ve put together our pick of the perfect shoes for summer to get you through every occasion.

Kitten Heels
Elegant functional and practical as ever. The kitten heel has returned to this year’s catwalks albeit with a quirky twist. SS17 sees the kitten heel come back into the spotlight full of embellishments like sparkly crystals, pompoms and in glittering metallic. The versatility of the kitten heel has led to designers such Dior Prada Gucci and Vetements to recreate the once humdrum heel as one of the most popular and revitalised trends of SS17. With plenty of styles to choose from the kitten heel can be worn with anything from straight leg jeans with an oversized sweatshirt to a figure hugging pencil skirt and blouse.

Kurt Geiger London Talli Kitten Heels €195

Mules
Mules have been everywhere this summer and with a huge 90s revival imminent, this is the best time to slip on a pair and embrace your inner girl power. Available in velvet, embroidery and gingham, the mule is comfortable enough to be worn everywhere and with everything.

Gucci Mules

Gucci Marmont Mules €695

Backless Loafers
A chic and stylish alternative to the sandal the backless loafer has become a popular insta shoe since its Gucci reinvention. With brands, such Topshop, Zara and New Look offering up their own version. The mules baby sister has become the shoe to take you from the boardroom to the bar. Available in paisley prints, velvet and with embroidered motifs, the backless loafer is the perfect addition to any outfit. Wear them with jeans and crisp white shirt for a fresh summer look.

Michael Kors black velvet loafers

Michael Kors Dani Studded Loafers €175

Platforms
Keeping in line with this season 90s revival theme, the platform is back with a few adjustments. Unlike its predecessor this adaption of the shoe is a little bit sleeker, subtle and stylish. With an even thick sole, the platform offers us the height of a heel and the comfort of a flat. Leading an array of designers to redesign the shoe into anything from brogues sneakers to sandals. The platform comes in a collection of styles and colours complete with oversized bows, puffs of fur and studs for a punk feel. From tees and ripped jeans to occasion dresses, the platform is our pick of the best shoes for summer as they add a laidback unique feel to any outfit.

Stella McCartney Binx Star platform loafers €375

Wrapped up
From sandals to ballerina flats ribbons to spaghetti straps SS17 is obsessed with the ankle. Seen all over this year’s catwalks. Gucci, Valentino and Galliano are just a few of the designers who have created a variety of versatile lacing to draw attention to the daintiest part of the body. Available in various colours and styles including gingham, leather and suede, the ankle wrap is a flattering shoe that is easily this seasons’ investment piece.

Valentino shoes

Valentino Wrap Pumps €850.

All available exclusively at Brown Thomas Dublin www.brownthomas.com

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