We are certainly shoe addicts at Beaut.ie and from the previews we've seen so far, choosing what we want to buy for our wardrobes ain't going to be easy.
Shoe addictions are among the worst kind; like in the film In Her Shoes, there's a great line from Toni Colette's character, Rose: "When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good... food just makes me fatter... shoes always fit". And hence, I have too many as a result.
Because I need to be kept in check as much as the regular shopaholic, a list has been made. Here are my top shoe picks hitting the stores next month. I apologise to your wallet in advance.
- The Flat
Ballerina flats are part of most women's wardrobes, but you need to be careful with them - they need to provide your feet with support. Two simple tests to ensure maximum support - they should not bend and the ankle should not collapse.
A flat can be as dressy as it is casual and these ones from Dune do both. Metallics are always a hit for the simplest of outfits to add some decoration. Between the metallic finish and embellishment on the toes, this pair will work for work as well as play. In Dune stores now.
- The Trendy
Who says fringing was just for summer? Oh no, Next disagrees. This strappy and fringed pair of heels are great for cropped trousers right now, but will also look great with navy as the days get shorter.
Try wearing with your favourite pair of straight cut or skinny jeans and roll up the ends to create a cuff; this will show off the shoes more.
- The Strappy
Strappy sandals are a bit of an oxymoron. They looks great and match pretty much everything from skirts to trousers, but finding comfortable ones is the challenge. Don't worry, I have done the walking test in these.
Hitting Office stores in August, this grey pair are very nifty with an elasticated strap to keep your foot in place. They might look high but the angle is good for walking. But maybe not too much walking.
- The Ankle Boot
There isn't an Autumn Winter season without a star ankle boot and I think this is it. Mixing two big trends, tan and suede, these are a good height with a little platform for comfort. Tuck in your jeans or wear with a denim skirt for Autumnal days. These will be in River Island over the next month.
Do any of these satisfy your shoe addiction? Cos I want them all!