In October, I showed you the top 10 footwear trends from the SS14 catwalks.

For those with a normal shoe-shopping budget, you can now buy these trends from our Great British high streets (or on-line if you want to keep warm).


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This may seem like a very difficult colour to wear, but picture these suede shoe-boots with some indigo jeans.











If you’re feeling bolder, imagine these bright sandals with a flirty summer dress on a night out.










Or for just a hint of this trend, try this easy chelsea boot.

Wooden Soles

Swedish Hasbeens








Swedish Hasbeens has become the go-to brand for wooden-soled footwear, and this style with its lace-edge detail is a flattering option.

New Look









For a simple upper on a classic platform wedge, you can’t go wrong with this New Look sandal.

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With its monochrome animal-print heel, this is the must-have fashion version of a wooden-soled sandal.

Pieced Points

Charles Philip Shanghai






In wonderfully-clashing pink canvas with orange lizard-print faux leather, this pointed pump is guaranteed to brighten up your Spring.









Western styling is influencing footwear this season, and this opened-up ankle boot will be practical from now until the weather gets hot. Wear with a black leather skirt for a rock and roll vibe.












These are not only cute and on-trend in about three different ways, but they also remind me of Cruella de Vil. Need I say more?


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In the olden days, green was considered an unlucky colour for footwear. Now that anything goes, try these moccasins for a touch of effortless cool.







These citrus sandals with their faceted heels are not for the palest of skin tones, but will look stunning on warmer-toned feet.

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These khaki and black sandals offer a sexy twist on the military look. Warning: people may salute you.

Sculptural Heels

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Apologies for featuring this brand so much, but they really have got all of the key trends covered this season. The convex curve gives a modern twist to a classic black suede court shoe.












For a punky fetish look with practical ventilation slits, look no further than Topshop. Oh and that heel, that heel!

Irregular Choice










Look how far heel technology has come: we can even use garden gnomes to support our stride. Not to everyone’s taste, but Irregular Choice will continue to surprise us with their playful footwear.

Watch this space for part 2: Sporty, Lizard, Ankle Wraps, White & Bronze Age

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I always love drooling over the beautiful gowns in the couture shows, especially when the designers complement the clothing with equally stunning footwear.

The shoes on the Christian Dior models stood out for me this season.

Who wouldn’t want chain-mail shoes with their own braces/suspenders?

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The snow-drops and crocuses are emerging from the grassy banks of Southern England, giving hope of warmer days to come.

When the incessant winter rains are getting you down, feast your eyes on these daffodil-yellow blossom-print sandals from Dolce & Gabbana.

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With so many shoe options available, it is easy to think that all possible footwear styles must have been made by now.

I do enjoy seeing something that makes me gasp, and looks truly new and innovative.

Le Silla is a brand which the designer Enio Silla launched “to materialize the idea of seduction”. That phrase doesn’t seem to mean much until you see this creation.































With intricate crystal-covered butterfly-wing wedge platforms, and soft gold nappa leather uppers, if ever I become a famous pop-star, these will form part of my costume.


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Whilst looking out of the window at the London drizzle this week, I’ve been dreaming about warmer weather, and of setting my feet free to feel sun-rays and a gentle sea breeze.

The SS14 La Paire look-book captures the designer Amy La’s Moroccan inspiration beautifully, and has only fuelled my day-dreaming antics.

La Paire offers a mid-priced range of flat and low wedge sandals and pumps, all handmade in Spain from soft leathers and suedes.


The collection is centred on three equally compelling sandal styles, each available in a variety of shades and textures.

The cover features Viola: an ankle strap sandal with prettily delicate scalloping on the front strap, and it comes in two more colours.

ViolaIt looks fabulous on the foot as well.

I love the glimpses of La’s Iznik tiling inspiration in the look-book photography.









The Rose style is “an ode to the traditional Grecian sandal”. The plain colours with gold accent straps create an elegant lux feel, perfect for St Tropez (or Brighton on that rare sunny day).

The third floral-named sandal is the Lily, with its exotic snakeskin-print leather sections. There’s something very flattering about that V created by the gold straps over the foot.












Now, do we need to beg Ms La Paire to let us buy her beautiful SS14 sandals before they launch in March?

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Now I’m not generally a sneaker freak, but sometimes a sporty little something comes along, and knocks me over.

I saw this Air Max 1 in the window of Offspring:

Air Max 1 £125












Oh and they come in the Dunk Sky Hi (all is forgiven sneaker wedge)…

Dunk Sky Hi £125












…and the cheaper Blazer Mid option:

Blazer Mid £100













That is all.


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With leather linings and uppers, and cushioned insoles, you might think of Geox as being a brand which pays more attention to comfort than to style.

Proving otherwise, these stylish options are not only beautiful, comfortable and great for spring, but they are also in the sale:

£115 reduced to £57.50








I love how the loafer trend has gone high-rise. This high-polished option is perfect for a mannish work look.

£90 reduced to £63







Grey is an on-trend neutral shade for spring/summer 2014. Try it with pastel shades or neons.

£145 reduced to £72.50









This gorgeous platform desert boot in brick-coloured suede, reminds me of the 1970s. I can see it with a maxi skirt and soft white shirt.

£120 reduced to £60

£120 reduced to £60









This one is for easy weekends with denim, or keeping you out of the mud at festivals with a floral tea-dress.

£105 reduced to £52.50








An update to the classic mary jane, this 2-tone shoe is a lovely contrast of sweet and sexy: the perfect date shoe.

£135 reduced to £81









I’m a little tired of seeing sneaker wedges everywhere, and find this hiker boot wedge to be a refreshing alternative.

Thinking twice about Geox now?

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Walking down Bond Street in London today, the Chanel & Tory Burch windows caught my eye.

The weather is cold, but these tempting spring/summer shoes are available now:

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@CorrinaGB asked me today on Twitter “what’s your favourite pair of all time? Photo, please!”

The shoe that instantly came to mind came from Shellys. When the brand still had their own shops, I would make regular pilgrimages to the Covent Garden shop (now Nike) or the one on Oxford Street.

Shellys made my teenage self realise that shoes didn’t have to be black or brown. My pair were lilac, with dark purple cut-out teardrops, binding and leather linings.

So unfortunately I don’t have a photo, or my beloved shoes, but I’ve sketched them for you:










Which have been your favourite pair of all time?

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Peace, Love, Shoes

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