Punky tartan and spikes at River Island
River Island has gone in for a bit of a Vivienne Westwood-esque punk aesthetic with some of its new season shoes, and we couldn't help but take notice of this fierce-looking sandal that's available now for £65 here. The shoe reminds us a lot of the styles that Hollywood's youthful elite are working on the red carpet at the moment, and we'd love to see it worn with a gothic-inspired cocktail or prom dress.
The shoes have four stud-covered straps and an all-over red and navy tartan pattern that follows all the way through to the demi platform and heel. They'd make for great transitional wear as we can see them working nicely on bare legs now or tights/stockings later on in the season.
If you want to embrace your darker side and give your look a punk-luxe edge, we think these are a great purchase and they'll certainly generate some admiring looks.