So you’re planning a big Bank Holiday night out; you’ve picked up a cute dress, you’ve planned your hair and makeup – but the finishing touches still need applying.
The all-important heels and a complimentary clutch or handbag can make the difference to your ensemble, so to lend a helping hand our team here at Daniel Footwear have compiled a 10-strong list of bank holiday fashion picks just for you.
Mules come in all shapes and sizes, but the general mules-rule is that they’re heeled, backless, slip-on and ultimately stylish.
This makes them a great shoe for those all-day social dos as well as the all-night dancing! At Daniel Footwear you’ll discover some amazing mules from top designers; the Mirra Black Leather Mules from Stuart Weitzman fit perfectly when styled with jeans or a long summer skirt. The Genevie Denim Knotted Front Mules from Lauren by Ralph Lauren combine this summer’s dark denim trend with a feminine design, they’ll look right at home with your favourite denim cutoffs or a cool summer dress.
A crisp addition to any outfit, the all-white look is proving ever popular for fashion-lovers soaking up the sun this season.
We’re seeing a plethora of designers ignore the colour palette and opt for a striking, solid white design across a whole range of shoe styles. Whether that’s the effortless smart-casual chic of the Whitney White Leather Wedge Espadrilles from Ash, or something more classic and dressy such as the Portola White Leather Embellished Wedge Sandals, there’s plenty to pick from.
High-impact hues are hitting the runways and the shelves all over the world, and things are no different when it comes to heels and accessories.
Bold colours are here with a bang, and nobody is shying away the inclusion of some striking shades within their shoes and accessories collections. Cesare Paciotti is turning up the contrast with the Classic Blue Suede Court Shoes, while Phio Myo are dropping jaws with their stunning Stella Red Patent Leather Court Shoes.
You can get creative with the accessories too thanks to colour-filled inclusions like the Chubby Leather Cross-Body Bag from Anya Hindmarch and Emporio Armani’s eye-popping Frida Red Textured Shopper Bag.
Floral is cropping up in SS18 collections everywhere, so why not include it in your bank holiday outfit?
Melissa is nailing it with plenty of fun, funky floral designs; the label’s Gold Butterfly Ballerina Flats can’t fail to brighten up and ensemble, while the same can be said for the eye-catching Beach Shine Gold Sliders.
Michael Kors and Coach take care of things in the accessory department once again, with notable inclusions such as the White & Silver Metallic Flowers Cross-Body Bag and Ice Pink Leather Floral Cross-Body Bag respectively.
Yellow is truly shining this season with a whole host of footwear and accessories brightening up both formal and informal clothing collections everywhere.
Bring some art deco-inspired elegance to your outfit with our very own Daniel Zegra Leather Fringed Slingbacks, or let Donna Piu take care of a more casual look with the comfy Yellow Leather Woven Loafers.
Accessories are well-catered for too; DKNY have more than delivered with their stylish Bryant Park Leather Cross-Body Bag, while Marc Jacobs covers both floral and yellow trends with the Daisy Little Big Shot Yellow Tote Bag.
If ‘80s throwbacks are your thing, why not take pumps to the party? This retro choice of footwear is enjoying a resurgence, and stiletto pumps are back!
If you’re looking to pick up a pair of power heels, we suggest checking out the stunning collections from Nicholas Kirkwood and Stuart Weitzman. The Mira Peal Black Suede Heeled Pumps and Belle Pointe Beige Leather Pumps from each respective designer perfectly embody the bold designs of the ‘80s while looking completely at home with contemporary footwear.
Nothing says classy and seductive quite like straps; they never really go out of fashion, and this year strappy shoes are among SS18’s hottest footwear trends.
They’re perfect for a bank holiday blowout, whether that’s a glitzy ball or a cool cocktail bar, something super strappy will bring out the best in your little black dress. The glamourous Amber 105 Black Suede Lattice Sandals from Sergio Rossi are guaranteed to attract admiring glances, and if you’re looking for something more edgy, we’d recommend checking out the Newell Black Studded Stiletto Sandals from Albano.
If you want your bank holiday weekend to be a towering success, why not try the latest platform heels on for size? Just at home with a pair of skinny jeans are they are a skirt or summery dress, platform sandals can turn a beige look bold with one quick buckle.
Michael Kors certainly know how to make a successful skyscraper heel; their simple-yet-striking Paloma Black Suede Platform Sandals pair a classic black suede with an eye-catching metallic heel design. For something a little more low-key but no less impressive, why not style in shades that compliment a range of skin tones such as the Landsford Nude Metallic Platform Sandals from Marian.
Over Knee Boots
This bold look isn’t for the faint hearted, but when pulled off correctly it can produce some truly beautiful results.
Over knee boots look great with a skirt, and many glitterati have been papped going thigh-high with their boots, including Kate Moss; Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen to name but a few.
Stuart Weitzman has produced some blockbuster boots this year, and designs such as the Reserve Black Suede Over The Knee Boots and Plathighland Black Suede Boots offer variants of style that will definitely add some demure to your ensemble.
For those who prefer to sparkle rather than shy away from the spotlight, we’ve got good news… Glitter is in!
We’ve seen all manner of shimmery shoes and sandals grace SS18, but among our favourites are the Claire Black & Gold Glitter Mesh Pumps from Michael Kors, perfect for more formal events, and Vivienne Westwood’s striking Melissa Honey Midnight Glitter Orb Sandals, ideal for a more informal occasion.