Celebrity sandal style with Brantano

The opportunity to wear sandals for every single occasion is definitely one of my favourite things about Summer. There are just so many gorgeous styles out there, and after a Winter, and Spring of being bundled up in thick socks and boots, my feet totally appreciate the feeling of freedom that wearing sandals brings.

When it comes to sandals, my feet are firmly planted in the flat camp. I do have a pair of 70s style Clarks wedges which I love with a passion, but, in general, I live in flats – Havaianas, Ipanema and pretty jeweled styles that can be teamed with a dress or jumpsuit for an evening out. I never pack any heels for my Summer holidays, often finding resorts full of uneven. cobbled pavements which are frankly a graveyard for vertiginous heels, so I just pack glittery sandals and give my feet a break.

This Summer Brantano has a great range of women’s sandals that cover all the bases, and are most certainly giving celebrity Summer style more than a passing glance. With famous brand names like Hush Puppies and Clarks, and styles that range from true Carrie Bradshaw style heels, to retro cork wedges, beautiful jeweled sandals, gladiator flats and Ipanema flip flops that are now as familiar with cargo trousers or maxi dresses as they are with a bikini, Brantano have clearly taken their sandal duties very seriously. There is a pair for every occasion, and a style for every taste.

What is your favourite choice of sandal – do you prefer a heel, or does Summertime mean the heels take a break as you opt for the flats?

 

The Hollywood heels

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Emilio Luca X Sparkly Sammie Heeled Sandals £28 Click to visit Brantano

Emilio Luca X Sparkly Sammie Heeled Sandals £28 Click to visit Brantano

Cork heeled sandals

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Hush Puppies Eva Farris Wedge Sandals £58 Click to visit Brantano

Hush Puppies Eva Farris Wedge Sandals £58 Click to visit Brantano

The Jewelled sandal

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Clarks Sail Breeze Flat Sandals Ladies £40 Click to visit Brantano

Clarks Sail Breeze Flat Sandals
Ladies £40 Click to visit Brantano

 

Short Gladiator sandals

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Emilio Luca X Strissy Strap Flat Sandals Gladiator Sandals £26 Click to visit Brantano

Emilio Luca X Strissy Strap Flat Sandals Gladiator Sandals £26 Click to visit Brantano

Ipanema’s

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Ipanema Petal Flip Flops Flat Sandals £16 Click to visit Brantano

Ipanema Petal Flip Flops Flat Sandals £16 Click to visit Brantano

Monochrome – the trend that never goes away

Salt and Pepper. Laurel and Hardy. Ham and Eggs. Strawberries and cream. All great partnerships, together in perfection. And when it comes to colour combinations, the classic, the epitome of the perfect combination has to be black and white. Just this week, supermodel of the moment Gigi Hadid, showed how classically elegant black and white can be, teaming a white silk blouse and cigarette pants with strappy cage heels. The look was both timeless and current and showed why this is one style combination that will never go out of fashion.

As well as Gigi, many other style icons and celebrities have recently ignored the lure of a colourful wardrobe in favour of monochrome. From the effortless Diane Kruger, to Lupita Nyong’o, black and white is again becoming a major choice when it comes to the red carpet dressing, whilst current fashion collections, from High end to High Street, are following suit, and showing that monochrome can work well for boho styles and daytime looks, as well as glamorous evening attire. Paulie, which is currently offering free UK delivery and returns, has some fantastic monochrome pieces, including some included in their current sale. I am totally in love with Plein Sud contrast seamed dress which is currently half price and is just beautiful.

Also embracing the monochrome trend are ASOS, Dorothy Perkins and ASOS, who are all offering their own unique trend on a style classic. From stripes to stars, jumpsuits to animal print, there is sure to be a way to add black and white to your wardrobe without abandoning your own style.

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Get Monochrome style

 Plein Sud Contrast Seam Dress in Ivory now  £238.00 Click to visit Paulie

Plein Sud
Contrast Seam Dress in Ivory now £238.00 Click to visit Paulie

 Paulie Contrast Cashmere Jumper now £137.50 Click to visit Paulie

Paulie
Contrast Cashmere Jumper
now £137.50 Click to visit Paulie

 Hale Bob V-Neck Beaded Blouse £280.00 Click to visit Paulie

Hale Bob
V-Neck Beaded Blouse
£280.00 Click to visit Paulie

 Carley Textured Jacket Sale £48.00 Click to visit Phase Eight


Carley Textured Jacket
Sale
£48.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

 Textured Spot Dress Sale £29.50 Click to visit Phase Eight


Textured Spot Dress
Sale
£29.50 Click to visit Phase Eight

Black and white Sleeveless Top     Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white Sleeveless Top
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Black And White Dress     Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite Black And White Dress
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white heart snood     Was £10.00     Now £8.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white heart snood
Was £10.00
Now £8.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

ASOS CURVE Twist Bardot Skater Dress in Ditsy Star Print £30.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS CURVE Twist Bardot Skater Dress in Ditsy Star Print
£30.00 Click to visit ASOS

Lost Property of London Arlington Saddle Bag £260.00 Click to visit ASOS

Lost Property of London Arlington Saddle Bag
£260.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Striped Tee With Am I French Yet Slogan £16.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Striped Tee With Am I French Yet Slogan
£16.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Longline Top In Stripe With Side Splits and Long Sleeves £18.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Longline Top In Stripe With Side Splits and Long Sleeves
£18.00 Click to visit ASOS

What are your thoughts on monochrome – fashion do or fashion don’t?

 

 

Fashion enjoys a velvet goldmine

When it comes to fabric, this is the season that velvet makes a comeback. The ornate, luxurious fabric always has the potential to steal the show, with its dark and dramatic connotations, but this is the season that it shows it can be effective in more colours than just the traditional ‘Black Velvet’ or ‘Blue Velvet’ immortalised in song.

It seems there has not been a red carpet in 2015 that has not been walked by someone in velvet. From Camilla Alves at the SAG Awards to Alicia Vikander in a soft, silvery grey at the Cannes Film Festival, velvet has become a staple for all seasons. And it isn’t just the ladies who love to sport the most glamorous of fabrics. Eddie Redmayne moved the velvet suit from the realms of the caberet singer when he wore a teal version with a silver grey tie, he looked so hot.

ASOS has a wide range of velvet pieces this season, some of which you could actually add to a daytime look to add a little decadence to your look. There are also velvet shoes, heels and boots that are great for those who just want to add a little touch of velvet goldmine to a little black dress or a pair of skinny jeans.

Will you be adding any velvet pieces to your wardrobe this season, or will you be saving it for Christmas?

 

Velvet Inspiration

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Velvet Goldmine

ASOS RETROSPECT Lace Up Ankle Boots £38.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS RETROSPECT Lace Up Ankle Boots
£38.00 click to visit ASOS

Pink Clove Halloween Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress £24.00 click to visit ASOS

Pink Clove Halloween Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress
£24.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Velvet Playsuit with Lace Hem £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Velvet Playsuit with Lace Hem
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer in Black £154.00 click to visit ASOS

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer in Black
£154.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS SCARLETT Pointed Mid Heels £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS SCARLETT Pointed Mid Heels
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Halloween Velvet Keyhole Midi Dress with Sheer Sleeves £39.00 Click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Halloween Velvet Keyhole Midi Dress with Sheer Sleeves
£39.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet £80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet
£80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Skirt in Velvet With Asymmetric Buttons £30.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Skirt in Velvet With Asymmetric Buttons
£30.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet £80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet
£80.00 click to visit ASOS

Cheap Monday Crushed Velvet Sleeveless Top £35.00 click to visit ASOS

Cheap Monday Crushed Velvet Sleeveless Top
£35.00 click to visit ASOS