5 shoes to help you transition from spring to summer

The last couple of weeks have got me feeling well and truly excited about the summer, and its at this time of year that the question 'right what shoes should I wear with this?' pops up even more so. Now assuming your wardrobe is slightly lighter now with your roll necks neatly tucked into the back of your wardrobe what you're wearing doesn't necessarily match the shoes - there is no way boots are going to cut it with this new spring outfit or weather I hear you say - so to help you out with this small and easily rectifiable situation I have brought together a selection of footwear that will help you easily transition from spring to summer so you are feeling perfectly fitted out for when we have those slightly cooler days that aren't quite spring or summer. The best thing to come out of this particular cycle of fashion is the humble slider/slider mule. Now they may  take a little time to get used to but I'm sure you're going to love them. They're totally perfect as transition pieces as they don't totally cover up your foot and leave your ankles and heels revealed - basically the happy medium between being cold and warm or in-between spring and summer, they aren't quite summer sandals or spring ballet pumps! AWESOME! So here it is my must have slider collection for transitioning into spring and summer.

Alexander Wang £425

Sam Edelman £115

Lanvin £755

Topshop £56

New Look £49.99

Shoemaker George Esquivel X Jonathan Cohen's 
Fall 17 Collection

Shoemaker George Esquivel and Jonathan Cohen have teamed up to bring a new women's footwear collection featuring boots and sandals all handmade in Orange County California. The fall '17 collection is inspired by Cohens fascination with the 2016 documentary '"Look at the Pictures" which looked at the life and work of artist Robert Mapplethorpe and the collection has an emphasis on beautiful brocade fabrics which are featured on a pair of knee high lace up boots and smoking slippers. The shoes retail between  $795 - $2,995 and will be sold at A'maree Newport Beach California. Im looking forward to seeing this brand grow and branch out into new stockist so us Brits can have a pair!

Square Toe Shoes

So the square toe front is definitely having its moment in fashion. I adore them and can't get enough of them and since they have graced the catwalks for last season its only fair that I share some of my favourite styles. So without further ado - the best (I think) square toe front shoes about.

Gucci £530

H&M £24.99

Topshop £56

Zara £29.99

Camilla Elphick £190

Mercedes Castillo

New luxury shoe brand Mercedes Castillo debuted its first collection for spring 2017 and from the get go has done exceedingly well. Seen on Zoe Saldana recently at Victoria Beckhams garden party for her collaboration with Target. The brand will be rolling out in all major department stores in the US this spring/summer and the designs are just to die for. I have always been a fan of structured, and textured footwear which probably come from my days studying architecture. I particularly love the colour-ways used in this first collection, and shockingly i'm actually drawn more to the flat slider sandals and tie up sandals over the heels - although the heels are just as much to die for! - i've been a flat shoe kind of phase the last few weeks so that may be the reason. Anywho - go on have a scroll through some of my faves and definitely head on to the site!

P.s she doesn't only design footwear - she designs bags and jewellery too.

Odalia $425

Larissa $395
Leyana $450

Olenna $475

Katrina $475

Lane Marinho

As a shoemaker seeing other shoemakers work is both inspiring and motivating. Lane Marinho does just that, her brand has grown from strength to strength and the footwear she makes are just beautiful - its no wonder she has done so well. Working from her own studio she has stayed grounded and to her roots with handmade footwear and her new venture in accessories. I absolutely love the raw and authentic style of her accessories that totally show off her Brasilian background (one of my favourite places in the world) Im totally obsessed - her Instagram is totally to die for, the photography perfectly represents the artisan and its ties to the handmade industry so be sure to to have a scroll through its perfect for those lazy Sundays!

5 Demi Heel's you need to get your hands on!

So I know i've been banging on about mid heels shoes recently - I just can't help myself i'm totally obsessed! I know what you are thinking this blog is called HIGH HEELS high hopes - but sometimes I think you have to break out of the mould and go for something more comfortable and more on trend. Mid heels and (some) Kitten heels (they come with a warning as some kitten heels can be absolute no no) ruled the runway for fashion month last season in preparation for spring and summer. They're the best option for transitional seasons (between spring and summer) especially mule styles since they are easy to wear, comfy and totally get you ready for the summer season in wedges. Ive put together a set of transitional demi heels to get your hands on for the coming months!

Mango - Christy £69.99

Valentino - Rock Stud £590

H&M - Suede Mule £49.99

Tibi - Zoe Mule £550

Zara - Pom Pom Sandal £39.99

Stuart Weitzman retires at 75

Stuart Weitzman has announced his retirement after 50 years in the footwear industry. Stuart Weitzman has always been in the forefront of footwear - a leader in design and simply just knowing what women want to wear on their feet! Even after successfully flipping the business several times and making millions he admits never foreseeing the success he amassed in the 50 years of his career. His designs are amongst some of the most recognised shoes in the world and worn by almost all the stars in the celeb world. Today we will be celebrating his last and final collection - ENJOY

Aquazzura's New Arrivals

The new arrivals are just BEAUTIFUL, I love any sort of embellishment so this was going to be a sure hit for me. I absolutely adore the red fringe sandals, and since this collection is inspired by Masai tribes you can only imagine how colourful and intricate the bead work is. With the brand doing so well since the fringe shoes this brand can do no wrong - so go on have a look at the new collection and see what you think!