March may not have started with a good break in the weather, but in all its cold gloom, spring is definitely on its way, as we hit double figures. We may have spent the best of winter snuggled in our wooly jumpers, scarves and knitted hats, and it’s hard to contemplate the idea of wearing something that matches the weather outside, and dazzle in that go-to spring/summer outfit!
And as the temperature increases, a burst of wedding invitations are ready to be sent out, in preparation for the summer season. And with an invitation, we’re beginning to consider what to wear to a summer wedding. How demure and elegant should you look for a religious ceremony, or are you willing to surprise yourself in a midi lace dress? But, sometimes finding the shoe is a much easier shopping venture to tackle. As Carrie Bradshaw once said: ‘I have this little substance abuse problem … Expensive footwear.’ This is me written all over it.
I have a few weddings this year and finding a dress is a horrifying experience. But anyone who knows me well, will know how much I love shoe shopping. A while back, I had the ‘shoe moment’ – where you find a pair that symbolises fashion, style, regal elegance and timeless wearability, in the form of the Valentino RockStud. But spending £700 and more on a pair of shoes, is a little beyond my reach (having just completed on a flat). So I turned to high street retailer Dune. I found the shoe of dreams – the Daenerys studded high heel court shoe, with a reasonable price tag and so it led me to look through their spring/summer collection which is positively my favourite collection to date for a while.
You just can’t beat the classic court heel, so Dune has a fantastic collection of really interesting and unique styles, that make them look far more expensive than they are. On the plus side, Dune’s shoes are often made of leather and or suede, so you really are paying for a good pair of heels to match your summer wedding guest outfit.
So, with the wedding season looming, here is my summer wedding guest shoe edit you need to kick-start the party!
Shop Dune now for their new collection!