The 10 Best summer shoes

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Bright and bold statement shoes will provide the finishing touch to whatever social arrangements your diary holds

1. Leather studded heels

These heels are pretty fierce, but don’t let them intimidate you. Their chunky shape helps to make ankles look slimmer, and their neutral colour means they are infinitely versatile. They are the perfect partner to the modern geometric prints that are so popular this summer.

£825, Fendi, 020 7838 6288

2. Neon and nude slingbacks

These fit the definition of a real modern classic. The cut of these slingbacks is elegant and flattering, while the shot of neon keeps them fresh and exciting. They’d make a great statement when teamed with a neutral dress for a summer wedding.

£405, Pollini, shoescribe.com

3.Tropical printed creepers

The weather may be far from tropical, but wearing a good splash of colour on your feet is a cheerful antidote to that fact. Great for a festival, they combine the comfort of a trainer with a little bit of a height advantage for good measure.

£20, urbanoutfitters.co.uk

4. Oxford canvas wedges

Question: what do wedges plus  raffia equal? Answer: summer! Tabitha Simmons is a master of print and  pattern on her heels, and these rustic red stripes strike the perfect laid-back  summer mood. Channel Audrey  Hepburn in Roman Holiday and pair them with a full skirt and a straw hat.  A scooter is optional.

£395, Tabitha Simmons, selfridges.com

5. Patent court shoes

We all know a lower heel height is easier to wear, but is it flattering? In the case of these low-riders from Nicholas Kirkwood, the answer is a resounding yes. The angled shape of the heel somehow works to detract from the calves, making them appear slimmer.

£395, Nicholas Kirkwood,  nicholaskirkwood.com

6. Tonal leather heels

Red and pink is one of those colour combinations that are so wrong that they make themselves right. And it works perfectly for summer, too. Dive into the retro 1970s shape of this shoe and wear with a denim skirt and a grey T-shirt for laid-back summer perfection.

£44.99, Clarks, clarks.co.uk

7. Leather Mansfield sandals

Ms Olympia always designs shoes that make a woman’s legs appear rather glorious. Her trademark 1950s shape lengthens and flatters any leg shape, while the nude and gold tones will add glamour whether worn with rolled-up rockabilly jeans or a summer frock.

£595, Charlotte Olympia,  matchesfashion.com

8. Blue suede court shoes

It’s nearly always better to reference a trend rather than wear one head to toe, and these pin-sharp stilettos do just that with this season’s “it” colour, cobalt blue. Team with cuffed trousers and a varsity jacket for a sports-luxe look.

£58, Office, office.co.uk

9. White leather wedges

Shoes don’t get much cleaner, or  more minimal, than these. Sleek, and distinctly modish, they are perfect for the office – just team with some tapered, ankle-length trousers and a luxe  sweatshirt. Just watch out for puddles.

£155, Whistles, whistles.co.uk

10. Glitter pattern flatforms

Sophia Webster is the Brit girl rocking the shoe world right now. Her trademark is prints that pack a punch using mixed-up colours, fabrics and textures to full effect. These flatforms are guaranteed to find the fun in any outing.

£350, Sophia Webster,  sophiawebster.co.uk

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