These are so cute! Every day is a summer’s day with a fair on the common when you wear shoes with bunting on them! In case you’re thinking that yellow may be a little bit too festive (though it is possibly the most retro shade of the lot), there are 3 more shades of awesomeness you can choose from – black, red and that shade of pale green you see in people’s retro kitchens which is ever so lovely.
These are made by Miss L Fire, whose shoes I absolutely adore, but so many of them are made of leather. Luckily, some of the summer range seems leather free.
You can get them from the Miss L Fire website.
These pretty, polka-dotty platforms may not be exactly right for the current snowy weather, but they are sooo cute and will be perfect for spring. I can’t tell whether the front platform is made of woven raffia or whether it’s some sort of fabric or faux leather but either way it’s pretty cheery and the ties look like they’d look really cute on. I wish there was a picture of someone wearing them so I could see exactly what they look like on, but you can’t have everything.
Great for your various retro, pin up and burlesque party needs.
I found them on the Next website.
OK, so these heels are a bit breakneck, but if they were a guy I’d be totally making a fool of myself right now. And probably in vain, because they’re pink! Check out the goodies – we have a sexy fishnet pattern, skulls, bows, even a little pink skull charm, by the looks of it. Oh and, of course, black and white stripes for that sexy punk/courtesan feel. I do believe these are the perfect vegan, somewhat edgy pin up shoes for all your flirting-with-goth needs.
Oh yeah and they’re totally on sale right now at Schuh. Get in there quickly while there are still a few sizes left!
Right now, spring is certainly looking pretty far away, but I keep telling myself it’s just around the corner. Of course, one of the best ways to feel better while going through winter is to plan ahead for all the cool spring and summer shoes you’ll be wearing next season. With this in mind, I present these super simple, versatile and darling little mary janes by blog favourites, Melissa Shoes.
Wear them everywhere, with everything for all your modern, retro and hipster needs.
They remind me of those cute Chinese shoes that were a big hit in the 90s, but unlike those they are obviously made of Melissa’s patented bubblegum scented plastic and have those big Minnie Mouse bows.
You can get them from Fashion Conscience.
These cute vegan pumps are actually Crocs. I know, that surprised me too. They’re called Carlie and are a little bit shiny, as well as most likely very comfortable and fun. They’re made out of that famed Crocs material, which makes them somewhat unsuitable for that lawn party at the embassy, but perfect beach and every day summer footwear. Their style and the leopard print pattern make them surprisingly trendy for Crocs. I actually really like the looks of these.
You can get them from Schuh in the UK.
In the USA you can get them from Amazon.
I was hoping the new season would deliver more interesting vegan shoes on my favourite hidden designer shoe trove, Payless, but I was decidedly unimpressed with most of what I saw.
I did like these, though, by Christian Siriano. They’re simple classics with a cool croc skin like pattern but with an interesting twist in the shape of that woven midsole feature that looks very much like rope. Add to that the peep toe, 4″ heel and hidden platorm and you’ve got yourself one sexy and unusual shoe that’s nonetheless versatile and smart. Not too smart, though, the woven bit makes it a bit more casual and quite summery, which is fine by me.
You can get these from Payless.
Another slow shoe day got me looking at the hidden treasures Amazon has to offer. So I found these, courtesy of Gwen Stefani.
These classic, pin up style pumps are made of a patent material combined with a matte one and feature a cute heart-shaped buckle. All this is balanced on a precarious stiletto heel for that extra height and relative instability.
Instant cuteness in a shoe.
You can get them on Amazon.
I found these while looking over the Schuh sale. I quite like them, I must say, because they are the sort of simple, every day flat pumps I could wear everywhere with everything. They are unusual and “bad girl” enough to be interesting but close enough to the classic flat pump shape to go with anything that would fit both a low pump and an ankle-high boot. They’d look great with bold-coloured or cool patterened tights or socks.
They are by blowfish and are called “school”. I think they’re trying to peddle them to school kids on Schuh, but why waste it on them?
You can get them in the Shuch sale (for £20).
For a mere £18 you could do a lot worse than these cute leopard print & black vegan flats. The have a cute bow and pointy toes, making them a little bit interesting.
If you like flats and are looking for new shoes to brighten up your fun, every day collection, then go for it.
Another happy find in the Office sale!
These sort of twist the meaning of pin up heels, cause they have an actual pin up girl on them. They’re sort of 80s trashy in a way, but also classy enough in their own special way. For the extra cartoony touch, see the inside of the shoe for a wolfy surprise!
Another pair of wicked heels from TUK. You can get them on Amazon.
Another one from the new, somewhat sculptural Melissa Shoes range.
These “flocked” wedges are a bit more subdued in form, but they do have the most amazing cone decorations that leave no doubt as to the fact they’re brilliantly high fashion.
Melissa shoes are sort of hard to get, which I think is part of their charm. You see their shoes in a few places but never the whole collection at once or even anything near it.
You can get these and a bunch of other styles from Amazon UK.
Ooooooh I love the colour of these! Deep indigo/ dark blue velvety gorgeousness shaped into an ultra sleek wedge. And check out the weird and wonderful tucked in bits at the back!
I’m always happy to see vegan shoes of deep and unusual colour and indigo….well, that’s a particularly joyous occasion.
You can get them from Modcloth.
These cute grey zebra flats by Draven Shoes are now on sale. They are cute, functional and just a little bit twisted with what looks like a barbed wire lining? It’s amazing how the addition of 3 simple straps can make a common ballerina flat a bit more exciting to look at.
I wonder if that zip hides a tiny little pocket or is just for show? That would be pretty cool.
Somebody buy them and tell me!
You can get them from Draven Shoes.
This one goes out to you Americans who want to get the beautiful Beyond Skin shoes but don’t want to get shafted on customs or pay higher delivery charges.
Here are the lovely Amelia shoes on Amazon.com with free delivery and no customs fees (if you live in the US, that is). Aren’t these hot? You could absolutely wear them to some stuck up fancy job and still feel sexy and be comfortable. Or you could just wear them out somewhere fun instead.
Either way, Amazon.com has them in this red/black and also in a browner version.
If you’ve been searching for red vegan leopard print heels, look no further! These somewhat 80s-tastic pointy heels are here for you. Slut-a-licious!
If you have hipster tendencies you can wear them ironically with some sort of high fashion skinny jeans or leggings based attire, otherwise, well, put on your vintage 80s prom dress and off you go.
These are another find in the Office shoes sale