Ever noticed that your old cringe-worthy heels made popular in the mid-2000s have recently been re-vamped and sold in stores with a heftier price tag? If you’ve still got these shoes somewhere in your closet, they’re probably considered outdated to some and completely on-trend to others. Below are our top four picks which are making a full-force comeback into fashion.
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Sold almost everywhere from designer labels all the way to your local Zara, mules are a summer sandal which expose the heel and have no strap. Often dubbed as one of the most ‘ugliest’ shoes, they were made popular by Carrie Bradshaw, and she can’t get it wrong, can she? Basically, you can think of these shoes as high-heeled slippers, which often expose the toes. Black is best if you are stuck between which colour to buy, and a thicker heel will surely give you more support and stability while you’re strutting around town.
We recommend: River Island Womens Black Black Chunky Strap Mules, $50
Slip-ons are closed flat shoes which don’t require any shoe laces, and are usually 3-4cms high. Very comfortable, but not exactly everyone’s cup of tea, they are best styled with distressed denim and a comfy jumper for a laid-back look. Designer Phoebe Philo was responsible for bring back this trend, when she designed a similar shoe for her label, Celine.
We recommend: Vans Classic Slip On, $89.95
Pointed-heel shoes have made a steady comeback over the last few years, even replacing round-toe shoes which have been a massive trend over the last few years. Not only are these heels incredibly versatile, but they also elongate the leg and can be worn for a variety of occasions. If you’re worried about your foot slipping out, simply invest in pair which ties around the ankle. These will secure the foot in place, and create the illusion of a slimmer ankle.
We recommend: ASOS Spring Break Pointed High Heels, $49.02
What is there to say about Birkenstocks? You either love them, or you hate them – there is no in-between! These comfy sandals have been associated with the tourists for many years, but maybe they’re onto something? Available with a white or black strap, or even completely matte-black leather (if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on them), these are a massive trend which both men and women can enjoy.
We recommend: Birkenstock Arizona, $97.94
Yes, jelly sandals are definitely back, and not just for kids this time! These sandals are cheap, come in a variety of colours and fold up right into your handbag. Wear them casually with jeans and a simple t-shirt, or style them up for warmer weather with a flowy mini-dress.
We recommend: Jelly Beans Sandal, $34.99
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