I've said it once and I'll say it again: I love an ugly pair of shoes. And of course by ugly I mean bulky, textural and anything but feminine (not that heels aren't great, but I can't spend my life in sky-high shoes at daily soireés). This is where the almighty slide shoe comes in. A true 90's throwback that is making the very best of comebacks - slides are comfortable, look great and are an excellent way to wear slippers out of the house without people noticing.
Perhaps one of the most popular and loud pair of slides at the moment are the Fenty PUMA x Rihanna slides for the 2016 collection.The fluffy tops just add a little something different to the shoes, and goes against all the summer fashion rules of ditching winter textiles - outspoken fashion is always the best.
A less spoken about range of slides (but just as stylish) have to be the Chanel slides. The chain and leather look gives this pair a touch of grunge which is again usually a winter trend that you can now carry over to summer with no effort needed. They also come in a rich, deep burgundy colour and a fresh cream variety, so there's something for everyone.
If you liked this year's Fenty PUMA slides, wait unti 2017's collection hits stores! Again collaborating with Rihanna, the fashion label kept the same colours but switched the fur out for metallic silk bows that I'm sure would place anyone who wears it on the deck of a million dollar yacht. These are definitely my favourite slides I've laid eyes on and I can't wait to see what Fenty Puma comes up with for the next collection.
You probably did a double take when you saw these the first time...These Gucci furry loafer slides aren't for eveyone - but they are definitely my cup of tea! These are really a trans-seasonal pair of shoes and they go against any conservative, standard fashion values and that's exactly why I love them. It's a pair of shoes that truly allows passionate style rule breakers to express themselves, and oh what I wouldn't do for a pair of these! This is the kind of shoe you don't take your mom's advice for...
These gorgeous Céline slides speak simplicity, elegance and minimalism. While they are very simple they are truly gorgeous and could go with just about any outfit under the summer sun. The delicate crepe fabric adds a touch of softness to the otherwise harsh, dark colours making the shoe effortless and stylish.
Try out the super easy trend for yourself this summer, you'll never look back!
Until next time
-The Traveling Oyster xxx