Get the summer linen look at Carven
Linen is an eternal summer classic, but we really like what Carven have done to turn the perennial fabric into something that's 2012 through and through. Using a natural linen 'base' to create a stylish slingback, they've added colour and embellishment to bring the look out of the mother-of-the-bride wedding wardrobe into the realms of the fresh and fashion-forward.
There's a flash of bold daffodil-yellow at the heel, a generous black bow at the heel and best of all, a peony-pink toe cap created through the application of patent leather at the toe. What could be more effortlessly chic for spring? The shoes are £340 at Net-a-Porter, so if you want to treat yourself with a piece that will see you through the season in style, we cannot recommend these shoes enough: they'd be a great asset to those who have weddings, garden parties and other dressed-up events to attend in the warmer months, but who don't want to find their footwear in the more obvious places. Price points also aren't bad for such a premium range.
Carven have gone all-out with the strong colours and cheerful, feminine style flourishes this summer as well as embracing the season's obsession with graphic prints and photo-realistic styling. We also love the low-heeled slingbacks available in the collection, which are delightfully playful and fun: prices start at £285 for those who want to invest in this look.