If you have a few weddings to attend this summer then you’ve probably already started to think about what you’ll wear to them. Finding something appropriate but also stylish can be tricky, especially if you’ve been invited to more than one this year and don’t want to repeat outfits. Luckily when it comes to shoes you can go for something versatile, that you’ll be able to wear all summer with a variety of different looks.
We’ve chosen five of the best to help point you in the right direction, whether you feel like splashing out on a pretty pair of pastel heels, going for nude pumps that will never date, or need a pair of statement sandals for a beach wedding. They’re all seriously stylish too, so justifying their cost-per-wear won’t be a problem.
Patent Pumps, Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster is best known for her bright colours and clashing prints, but this season her collection shows a softer, more feminine side that’s perfect for weddings. If you’re recycling a classic dress from last year, what better way to refresh it than with a pair of butterflies at the heel? The soft lemon colour will work with all neutral and pastel shades, while the patent leather texture is glossy enough for any formal event. The exposed studs and laser-cut details keep them feeling grown up rather than overly girly, so you can wear these playful pumps to other occasions too.
Embellished Sandals, J Crew
These J Crew sandals are ideal for a glamorous beach wedding, and you’ll be able to wear them all summer long, too. The nude leather will look great against a tan, while the oversized embellishment is on-trend for less formal occasions. Pair them with a colourful dress for the wedding – anything from pink to mint will work – and then mix them up with ripped denim and shades of white for the rest of the season. And because they’ve been made and hand-embellished in Italy, you can be sure that they’ll last.
Metallic Courts, Carvela
If you want wedding-ready shoes that are still on-trend, try this gunmetal pair from Carvela, available atSelfridges. With an asymmetric ankle strap that wraps around the foot, it has a futuristic feel but is still feminine and classic enough for any wedding. A closed, pointed toe and high stiletto heel (4.9 inches) keep it looking sharp. And metallics are a huge fashion trend this season, so they’ll look just as good on a big night out.
Mock-Croc Leather Sandals, Kurt Geiger
These nude leather sandals from Kurt Geiger have got to be one of the most covetable shoes of the season, whether you’re heading to a wedding or not. The mock-croc texture on the heel is effortlessly modern and right on trend at the moment, while the pale blush colour makes them perfect for summer. A minimalist toe strap and diminutive buckle at the ankle keep them looking demure from the front, but these are definitely a winner when it comes to the tricky art of day-to-night dressing.
Blue Courts, Reiss
If you want something more colourful, then blue is a great way to go while still being versatile enough to work for multiple weddings. A sharp asymmetric cut and rich cobalt shade keep these classic suede pumps interesting. Available from Reiss, you can jazz them up with a cocktail dress, pair them with an understated outfit for a day wedding, or even wear them to work. A sharp pair of cropped trousers will show them off perfectly as they lend some colour to monochrome separates.