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Designer Flats For Summer

Designer Flats For Summer

If there is a time to wear breezy sandals and sweet flats, it is in summer. Whether you live in a warm climate or are just starting to ease into the summer heat, the Spring/Summer 2016 designer footwear collection will spoil your feet.

Have a look through woman with drive’s top picks, choose your favourites and then book that pedicure. If you are lucky enough, you may just be able to patter around in these designer treats for a good few months.


Eyelet Cutouts


Eyelet Cutouts
From left to right: Proenza Schoulder, Chloe and Isabel Marant


This trend takes its cue from the eyelet crochet tops but is subtle enough to be overlooked if not for the designers’ efforts at ramping up its elegance and prettiness. Derek Lam steps out with classy leather flats while Proenza Schoulder adds an embellished touch to a black leather slider with a bold red insole.

If you like a bit of height, Chloe’s suede sandals will give you that lift but if you are of ballerina stature, then Isabel Marant’s Leo lace-up embellished suede ballet flats will keep your feet comfortably on the ground.


Laced Up Gladiators


Laced-Up Gladiators
From left to right: Ancient Greek Leather Sandals and Valentino

Laces never quite seem to go out of style especially where gladiator sandals are concerned. Find a pair with laces made from soft leather or suede to prevent them digging into your skin.

Whether you go high with Ancient Greek Leather Sandal’s Sofia high lace up or low with Valentino’s rockstud lace-up leather sandals, your legs – and sandals – will be an instant head turner.




Fringed Flats
From left to right: Saint Laurent and Giuseppe Zanotti


This 1970s trend returned to the runway this year and has shown a fair amount of staying power. Fringes and tassels are appearing on Spring/Summer 2016 shoes as designers put an evergreen twist on fresher designs. Saint Laurent’s Nu Pieds black calf leather sandals goes solemn in classic black while Giuseppe Zanotti leans on the neutral side with his fringed textured leather sandals.


Also read: Fashion Trends Heading Your Way In Spring/Summer 2015/16


Studs and Buckles


Studs and Buckles
From left to right: Jill Sanders, Givenchy, Stuart Weitzman and Fendi


Far from being the bells and whistles of summer footwear, these glinting additions are both sexy and stylish especially when seen on strappy sandals and chunky sliders. The buckle adds pizzazz to Jil Sanders’ nude calf leather platform sliders while simultaneously toning down Givenchy’s eye-catching multicoloured calf leather leopard print sandals.

Swarovski crystal studs adorn Stuart Weitzman’s Glogladius sandals but if you are looking to feel like a princess, then Fendi’s pyramid stud flat sandals will steal your heart.


The Standouts


Designer Sandals
Clockwise from top left: Charlotte Olympia, Marsell, Giuseppe Zanotti Design and Bionda Castana


Every now and then comes along a pair of sandals that catches the eye and your breath. This time there are four such masterpieces. They are not for the faint of heart but who knows, having them on your feet may make it easier to step outside your comfort zone.

Charlotte Olympia’s Miss Muffet cutout suede sandals pay tribute to the beloved nursery rhyme with its web-like straps decorated with tiny fold spiders. Marsell’s metallic cutout sandals will appeal to your inner rebel while Bionda Castana’s scarlet and nude kid leather and satin Alice sandals will put a definite pep in your step.

But it is really Giuseppe Zanotti Design that steals the show with its stunning range of bold designs like the two hot favourites – the snake detail and the wing sandals.

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