We’ve seen the S/S 14 catwalks devoted to the flatform, but making its way along the runway is another style that you’ll either love or hate: the chunky heel sandal.
Championing the chunky heeled shoe, designer Marc Jacobs used these as a stylish way to toughen up this season’s sugary-sweet pastels and ladylike lace trends. The sandals were worn with feminine frocks or styled with sport-luxe trousers to add a feminine flourish.
Influential trendsetters and style icons like Diane Kruger, Fearne Cotton and Mary-Kate Olson have already been spotted sporting this new footwear. They’ve incorporated this unusual take on sandals into their everyday wardrobe by complementing them with a statement dress or flare style trousers.
If you’re questioning whether you should part with your favourite court heels or cork-bottom wedges in favour of the trend, don’t fear! Despite the chunky heel, you’ll still be able to create fun and flirty looks. Strap detailing gives these sandals a sexy aesthetic, while the thick platform base adds an element of functionality to the mix.
Whether your summer wardrobe is filled with floral prints, pastel shades, lace textures or even classic monochrome, you’ll find the right pair of chunky heel sandals for you from tReds. This fashion-forward footwear store will have the right shoes for you.
If you’ll be sporting the chunky heel sandal, like all active fashion followers, you’ll know to expect a trend within a trend to develop. With this in mind, next time you’re shopping on the high street or visiting designer stores, look out for buckles, wooden heels and colour block straps as these are set to be huge this season.
Another daring style twist that has been added to this already controversial trend is pairing your sandals with a pair of socks. This combination has always been seen as something of a footwear faux pas but, proving that fashion is often unpredictable, wearing socks with a chunky heel sandal is no longer a fashion mishap.
This season, we’ve seen celebrities, fashion industry insiders and street style stars embracing the trend, teaming clogs, Birkenstocks, strappy heels and chunky sandals with ankle and even knee high socks.
To make the transition into summer, pair your metallic, bejewelled or pastel sandals with grey socks. Alternatively, if you enjoy sporting a classic black or brown sandal, opt for a pair of light socks with a lace trim.