Alexa Chung style in Clarks Originals

If I had to pick my favourite shoe era, it would probably be the 1970s. I am kind of besotted by the idea of chunky wooden platforms, Scholl style sandals and any other summer shoes that are far removed from the Gladiator, strappy style sandals we live in today. And all this probably explains why I am such a fan of Clarks Originals.

Alexa Chung is another lady who seems to be at home in the sort of sandals I remember wearing as a little girl. Her feet are constantly adorned with the sensible strapped flat sandals that make you think of scuffed knees and grass stains, and yet just look so effortlessly cool, and totally timeless.

The designs from Clarks Originals this Summer could’ve been designed with Alexa in mind. From cute wedge designs in earthy mustard and brown shades, to the perfect flat sandals, and then slightly heeled varieties perfect with summer dresses and midi length skirts, the Clarks Originals sandals are now in the sale and are well worth a look.

Which design would you choose?

Frieda Sun now £49 click to visit Clarks

Frieda Sun £49 click to visit Clarks

Kestral Soar £39 click to visit Clarks

Kestral Soar £39 click to visit Clarks

Serin Wedge £39 click to visit Clarks

Serin Wedge £39 click to visit Clarks

 

 

 

 

Clarks Spring/Summer 2013 Preview

One of my favourite press days this season has to be the one held by Clarks. The shoe giants provided a masterclass in how to produce classic yet fashionable styles, in a sumptuous range of summer brights. In addition, they also gave us a fascinating history lesson by including vintage shoes from past Clarks collections alongside the newest range to show how designs from the archives continue to influence modern shoe styles.

And the influence was certainly there for all to see. From the metallic tipped stiletto slingbacks that screamed 1980s and Diana, Princess of Wales, whilst rainbow bright platform wedges were an eclectic look back to the 1970s. The soft grey suede court shoes with matching clutch bag were one of my favourite designs and bought to mind vintage Bally court shoes.

As a huge fan of the previous collaboration with Liberty, I was really hoping that this would be something that would be continued into the new season. (The scent bottles were just my favourite summer sandal). This time, the gorgeous Liberty prints have been merged with bold shades like purple to create another fabulous collection of vibrant summer styles.

Here are some more of the styles that I loved.

There is currently a great promotion on Clarks full priced adult styles.

Offer: 20% off adult styles
Code: BELLS
T&Cs: Full price adult’s styles only (shoes and bags)
Start Date: Thurs 15th Nov 2012
End Date: Sun 25th Nov 2012

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Some current Key picks

Sarong Curtain £49.99 click to visit Clarks

Drum Time £49.99 click to visit Clarks

Jersey Girl £24.99 click to visit Clarks