I’m currently laid up with a broken ankle after an accident involving a seven-foot fall off a ladder onto concrete. This was followed by a 13 hour wait in A & E and a five day wait for surgery to put me back together.
But I’ll stop the “woe-is-me” diatribe now… I’m very lucky that it wasn’t a lot worse!
The day before my accident, I was enjoying myself browsing summer shoes in town.
From sliders to espadrilles to trainers, there are so many cute flat shoes available at the moment. So although I won’t be wearing two shoes for quite some time, here’s a post on summer shoes for all you lucky people with two working ankles.
Espadrilles are Spanish for summer (maybe that’s not true) and they are always a staple in my summer wardrobe.
Penneys have some really nice espadrilles right now in gingham, denim and tropical prints.
However, I tried on a denim pair and my normal size didn’t fit right or feel very comfortable. If you are looking for long-lasting espadrilles, maybe give Penneys a miss.
Asos shoes are generally good quality and I love these black espadrilles scattered with tiny plastic flowers.
At €56, they are pricey but check out my online shopping hacks post for tips on getting a discount.
Asos stock Soludos espadrilles which are one of my favourite summer shoe brands.
You can even buy two packs of Asos’ own brand espadrilles from Asos if you really really love your espadrilles!
You can buy espadrilles with a slight wedge for a bit of height or lace-up styles but I like the simple slip-on flat style the best.
For the perfect summer holiday espadrilles it has to be this pair from Bershka.
I love the nautical stripes and adorable gold design, I can almost see myself strolling the sands of Biarritz in them. Life consists of hopping on crutches and lying down right now…
I love finding comfy runners in cute summery shades, the day before my accident I bought pastel blue suede trainers from Penneys.
The material makes them look more expensive than their very purse-friendly price tag of €15. They are also available in pink.
Several pairs of runners caught my eye in Penneys including this holographic silver pair, also only €15.
If I said “denim shoes”, you’d probably reply with “Get the fuck out” but bear with me. Denim shoes are having a moment. Take these cute embellished runners from Missguided, for example.
They are also available in white and I’m a big fan. Embellishment isn’t just for jackets, you know!
Sliders are absolutely HUGE this summer, there is no escaping them.
I’m not sold on all the fluffy styles that seem to be very popular but there are some that I do like.
I know for a fact my amazing orthopaedic surgeon would wince at these silver backless sliders and I probably won’t be wearing them any time soon but how cute are they?
I also like these white ones featuring a lip design from Missguided.
If you aren’t already following O-Mighty/OmWeekend on Insta, then you need to get following, their denim sliders are UNREAL.
They also have adorable satin sliders in oriental prints, one of this summer’s biggest trends.
Frill details and western-style buckles are really popular slider trends this summer.
I personally don’t like flip-flops very much and will always go for a pair of sandals where possible.
I know this post is already overloaded with denim shoes but I love these denim bow Miss KG sandals from Topshop.
To be honest, most of these sandals are just pimped slides.
Mango have an amazing range of summer slides and sandals this year, check out these lilac slip-on beauts with frayed details and these flower applique sandals.
It’s hard to finish this post because there are so many gorgeous shoes I would love to include in it!
For now, stylish footwear (and any kind of style) will be taking a back seat in my life. I’m currently hobbling around in a giant orthopaedic boot, taking precarious showers perched on a stool and taking an assortment of painkillers everywhere I go.
Hope you all enjoyed this post, leave me a comment below and let me know.