Looking to invest in a new pair of designer shoes but don't know where to start? Fear not—we've done all the hard work for you and rounded up what we believe to be 2018's key investment buys.
Expect to find some old favourites here. Mules in every shade and heel height are undoubtedly here to stay, alongside some unexpected newbies. If you're looking to make an impact, look to directional heels spotted everywhere from Jacquemus to Rejina Pyo. You could also opt for anything topped with a bow or a buckle. Whatever it is you're searching for to recharge your wardrobe—from summer sandals you can actually walk in to showstopper heels to see you through wedding season and beyond—we're betting you'll find them here. Consider this your complete guide to the names and styles to know now.
The influencer-approved Manolo Blahnik Maysale mules may have dominated our social feeds last year in a rainbow of shades, but right now, according to Pernille Teisbaek and a number of the best dressed style set, it's all about the Hangisi.
For standout heels, head straight for Neous, where you'll find modern shapes and wearable heels. Currently topping our wish list are the Masdevallia shoes.
The perfect midi mules come courtesy of The Row. This elegant, monochromatic pair will look every bit as chic for work as they will with jeans and a tee.
Introducing the most popular sandals on our Instagram feed this season. The square toe and the minimalistic design have caught the eye of a number of street stylers, and it's easy to see why—these are super versatile, plus they're under £300. Win-win.
You can count on Rejina Pyo to create a punchy pair of summer sandals. The Lottie style (complete with this season's square toe) also comes in black.
Roberta Benteler is one of many influencers we've spotted wearing these dreamy Louboutin cage-style heels. Yes, please.
No surprises here—Balenciaga's Knife pumps are still trending. But now there are new versions of these shoes with a lower heel height and a rather fabulous double-B logo on the toes.
If you're not big into backless shoes and find them entirely impractical, you'll be pleased to hear strappy sandals are still reigning supreme. Start with Jaquemus and slip into the impossibly cool Samba style.
Attico's '70s-inspired disco sandals have been influencing many to ditch their block heels and many a store to follow suit. This new colourway will be sold out in no time.
If you're searching for a pair of flat designer sandals, make Boyy's buckle slides your go-to. They're ideal for teaming with summer suiting, floaty skirts or your go-to jeans. Trust us—you'll wear these on repeat.
Pink is still a huge trend, and Mansur Gavriel's classic mules (in this powdery tone) have done very little to dull the hype.
You don't need to part with serious cash to get a standout pair of designer shoes. Yuul Yie is a current favourite in the Who What Wear UK office.
You can't go wrong with a pair of beautiful Malone Souliers heels, and this season, we're saving for the Maisie mules.
Gucci's granny-chic look continues to rule. For those who feel like Gucci's flat loafers are too casual, this new mid-heel style definitely does the trick. Even the lining has been carefully designed. (And you know we're suckers for detail.)
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