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Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

Posted by Janine

It’s the perfect time to invest in new shoes for the new season. This spring and summer, there are several trends gracing the fashion world, so if you want to get ahead of your friends, here are some of the best styles to look out for.

Cowboy boots

You might assume that boots are an autumn/winter trend, however, for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, cowboy boots are the style to invest in. You can wear cowboy boots with jeans, a denim skirt or with a dress or playsuit for a chic festival look. These tassel trim suede western boots from Long Tall Sally (up to size 13 UK) are perfect to wear with a range of outfits and are ideal for a cooler spring day. Alternatively, opt for these stylish black leather studded black heel western boots (up to size 9 UK) by New Look.

The power of silver

If you’re searching for occasion shoes or a pair of heels for a night out on the town, go for silver! A silver hue is going to be a massive trend, so prepare a little black dress or elegant black jumpsuit and work that seventies vibe. These wide fit silver glitter heels from Katie Long Shoes (up to size 12 UK) will look stunning on a glam evening out, or for a more casual look, opt for these Taillissime silver plimsolls from La Redoute (up to size 10 UK) and pair them with jeans and a t-shirt to add a unique twist to an everyday outfit.


If you’re a fan of comfortable, flat shoes then you can breathe a sigh of relief. The trainer is a shoe trend to look out for this spring and summer. Pair them with shorts or a dress and choose a canvas style of trainer rather than the type you’d find at a gym. These Puma basketball style shoes (women’s up to size 8.5 UK, Unisex up to size 13 UK) are ideal for shopping or for running errands, while these floral laceless plimsolls from Evans (up to size 10 UK wide fit, generous sizing) or cute blue sparkle ones from New Look (up to size 9 UK) will look amazing with a summer outfit!


You can find buckles on an array of footwear styles, which is possibly a good thing as this season suggests. Try wearing buckled shoes or boots with a simple outfit as pairing with beading or too heavy detailing can make this trend look over the top. Try these black block heels from Cinderella Shoes (up to size 11 UK) with a midi skirt and vest top, or go for these Clarks gold leather heels (up to size 9 UK, D & E widths) and pair with black jeans and a simple t-shirt for a classic, yet chic look.

Slide in shoes

While these can be tricky to walk in, there’s no denying that a pair of slide in heels or flats are fashion forward. These Hotter resort sandals (up to size 9 UK) are a comfortable shoe to take on your summer holiday, while these Paris jewel sandals from After 8 Shoes (up to size 45 EU, 10 UK approx.) are the perfect summer evening shoe. Wear with a maxi dress or pair with a kaftan for a cool and collected holiday outfit. Alternatively, if you prefer something slightly simpler then these New Look black cross strap sliders (up to size 9 UK) are the ones to purchase.

So there you have it; 5 key looks for Spring/Summer 2016 that will have your pretty big feet bang on trend.