Winter seemed like it was going to go on forever, and it was all about the booties and wedge sneakers. Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on this season’s perfect sandals. I’ve picked out 5 must-have summer shoes from Billini’s new collection. Best bit of all? All these shoes are under $80, and shipping is free over $60!
1. The Luxe ($59.95)
If you think flip flops are for running down to the store in your trackies, then this is the shoe to turn that stereotype on its head. The appropriately named Luxe takes the traditional thong to the next level with edgy metallic detailing and a sexy ankle strap design. These statement sandals will take you from the beach to cocktails, then back to the beach again.
2. The Morgan ($59.95)
The gladiator sandal is always a summer staple, and is reinvented each season. Last summer we saw OTT gladiators that went all the way to the knees. This time round, the iconic sandal is pared back to the ankles, which makes them versatile enough to be worn with any length, from cut off shorts to a maxi dress. The outfit possibilities are endless. The Morgan sandal by Billini is bohemian slash rock chic. I love the studs overload that gives these sandals a tough edge that takes the edge off flowy summer styles.
3. The Lorna ($69.95)
The Lorna by Billini looks like it’s come right off the set of an original Charlie’s Angels episode. It’s all about the 70’s style pool-side glamour. I can totally see these on Nicole Richie at the Grove, in denim bell bottoms and a printed kimono jacket, Starbucks coffee in hand. What’s not to love? On top of that, clogs are a perfect combination of comfort and style, making them the essential vay-cay shoe.
4. The Kristen ($79.95)
And let’s not forget the summer party heel. I love the classic T-strap on Billini’s Kristen heel, and the metallic embellishment is so on trend. This simple and sexy heel is eye catching but won’t freak anyone out, and will be perfect for the smart casual office soirees.
5. The Glory ($79.95)
And now, for my favourite shoe from Billini’s summer collection – the Glory. It’s been all about the single soled heel this year, so I think it’s about time that the platform made a comeback. With the platform making up a good chunk of the height, these sky-high heels gives an astronomical 14 cm’s of lift without killing your feet by the end of the night. I love the ultra-chic gold edging and oversized straps. These are the perfect clubbing shoes.
Check out the entire Billini summer collection here.