Some women obsess over handbags, others cherish jewels but this season, statement shoes are taking centre stage. One of the key highlights at fashion week, each pair strutting down the runway, more covetable than the one before. Celebrities and stylists alike have even taken this trend one step further and are clogging up our Instagram feeds with the latest trend, the #shoeselfie. We’ve compiled a style guide to inspire your next shoe shopping spree, so you can have the real-life Cinderella moment you deserve!
Long hailed the festival uniform of the fashion elite, the humble playsuit is the go-to Summer style staple for many. It may also be your favourite piece to throw on over your bikini as you make your way pool-side but that’s not all it’s good for! The chances are, you’re not wearing it right. So ditch your flip flops and wave goodbye to your beach bag, this versatile all-in-one trend isn’t just for Summer; with the right pair of shoes, you can hire the super chic playsuit, all year round! Be inspired by the most perfect playsuit and shoe combos of all time!
Some days matching a co-ordinated top and bottom might seem impossible, never mind matching a pair of shoes and accessories also! Enter, the playsuit. The shorter, fun-time sister of the jumpsuit. But styled with the right pair of shoes, the playsuit can be worn from day to night with zero fuss. Whilst it isn’t too difficult, styling a pair of statement shoes with the right playsuit can be a little daunting as there are many things to consider. Depending on the occasion, your style and the shape of the garment it can be difficult to create the perfect silhouette so, it is important that you choose the right pair. Marilyn Monroe famously once said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” and that includes, pulling off the perfect playsuit. Be inspired by our ten favourite shoe trends to try with your playsuit this season. It’s time to up your footwear game.
Run, don’t walk and get ready to turn up your street style game when you match a perfect little one-piece with a pair of sneakers. Hire a cute, ruffle playsuit for a daytime style that screams ‘I woke up like this’ and the best part? You’ll also score10/10 on the comfort scale. If you’re not a sneaker freak don’t worry, it doesn’t matter what style you’ve got, believe it or not, even ‘ugly’ and ‘dad’ style sneakers are in this season, so think old school and be inspired by whatever style is hiding in the back of your closet. Ready, set, go!
Put your beauty on a pedestal with this season’s stunning statement platform shoe. From a classic pair of platform oxford shoes to this season’s bold and beautiful take on the traditional lace up shoe, this effortless edgy and chic look is perfect to wear with a classic black one-piece. For a touch of British glamour, add some day-to-day luxury with Stella McCartney’s iconic star print! This easy-to-throw-together look, makes getting ready a breeze, perfect for a weekend city break! Plus, pockets? Yes please. After all, they are a girl’s best friend!
Say hello to Summer and stay one step ahead in this feminine, laid-back look! When the warmer weather kicks in, sometimes you can’t go past the classic flat sandal but it’s important to keep this look elegant. You know the real proof of how elegant a woman is, is what’s on her feet! Be inspired by rich velvet textures, metallic studs and lavish fabrics. Pair these sandals with a long sleeve silk playsuit, perfect for a daytime cocktail in the sun with friends! Grab your shoulder bag for a casual, cool, understated yet oh so chic look!
When it comes to wearing flats, there is no need to compromise your style so please, hang up your flip flops now. This season, the glorious slide comes in a variety of styles and this trend isn’t going anywhere. Thanks to Miu Miu, Prada and countless others, faux fur, dazzling embellishments and pearl adorned slides are all socially acceptable, for the ultimate in pool-side chic. These bad boys can take you from day to night at the kick of a heel, just pair these slides with a statement off shoulder ruffle playsuit for instant wow and a touch of unexpected elegance! You’ll look darling!
5. Ankle Boot
Get ready for combat with this season’s new favourite ankle boot where the rule of thumb is basically the chunkier, the better! You probably have an old pair in the back of your closet, so get them out, give them a shine and your wardrobe an instant trend update this season! This look is Summer music festival 101 and is perfect for in-between seasons! Offset these statement boots with a floral, floaty number and a fringe leather jacket! These boots are made for walking, so you’ll be able to strut your stuff comfortably, all night long!
6. Killer Heels
Maybe you’re a little like Victoria Beckham and “can’t concentrate” in flats, if that’s the case, this season’s killer stiletto is for you, they are super thin and sky high! This season, it’s all about smooth satin evening shoes, strappy sandals and adorning yourself in extravagant embellishments. So liven up your playsuit and update your stilettos with a little fur, fringe or froufrou! Consider the proportions and match these killers heels with a mini romper to elongate the legs and bold statement sleeves. Dance the night away in this season’s most lavish heel!
Smart and ladylike with a touch of downtown cool, this season, designers have re-worked the classic slip-on loafer shoe. Basically thanks to Gucci, this street style mega trend, isn’t going anywhere for a while! Whilst these shoes are primarily known for their timeless and chic style, they now come in flat, mid and high heel heights, a rainbow of colours, bows and embellishments to choose from – the perfect feminine twist! For a modern update on cocktail wear, pair these shoes with a well-tailored playsuit, and a tuxedo jacket or boyfriend blazer. Complete this look with a simple, oversized clutch for the perfect, ladylike look.
8. Statement Heels
This season, even the humble heel has had a makeover! Heel art is a trend in itself and if you’re the girl that dares to be different, these might be the shoes for you! These stunning, sculptured heels are no ordinary shoes, and they deserve no ordinary playsuit! For a modern take on evening wear, pair these shoes with a black, silk romper for your next night out! Crystals, brooches and rhinestones are all welcome here, when it comes to pulling off this look, more is more! 2017 will forever be remembered as the year of the statement shoe and this is one pair of shoes, you won’t want to take off! A work of modern art so pretty, you might even want to hang them on your wall!
Last Summer, the most sought after shoe was the classic espadrille that had been given a modern update by Chanel. Since then, they have been seen everywhere! These cool, versatile and easy to wear shoes are super comfortable and perfect for long, hot Summer days! They also come in every height imaginable, depending on your preference, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you! Pair these easy, breezy shoes with a cool denim one piece or a light lace playsuit, perfect to rent for an upcoming daytime event this Summer. Own this effortlessly cool style, you’ll be setting trends without even realising it!
10. Slouch Boot
Thanks to Anna Della Russo and her $10,000 Saint Laurent Swarovksi boots, the slouch boot style is pretty much everywhere! Channel your inner, urban cowboy with a Western style boot; this trend is walking out the door or shops nationwide! Whether you wear them thigh high or below the knee, the slouch boot is the perfect way to wear a playsuit in autumn and winter! These boots are best worn with loose, casual playsuit styles and they come in ankle length, knee length, thigh high and everything in between! A good pair of shoes will take you far, so make sure you do it in style.
With a variety of prints, colours and silhouettes to choose from, these fun loving all-in-one outfits are the way to go! Life is short, so rent the romper and buy the shoes. Cinderella even said it herself, “One shoe can change your life!” So hereby use this blog post as an excuse to go shoe shopping, after all, you can rent the rest! Shop our edit for the best playsuits to hire this season!