Top 2013 trends for £20 or less: Bargain Tuesday
Now that the new season's stock is mostly in store, it's possible to pick up almost any key footwear trend for S/S 2013 on a budget - even a tight one. Today I've been looking at all the essential styles for the season to see if you can get them for £20 or less, and here's what I found.
Read on for more info on each shoe and the trend it represents:
Trends from top left, Clockwise:
Trend: multi-pattern straps
There's a big trend for mixing and matching skins and colours on sandal straps this summer. Seen at Jimmy Choo, Carven, Isabel Marant and elsewhere, it's a great look to complement summer staples. I think that George at ASDA have done a good job at interpreting this look with their brown and faux snakeskin criss-cross wedge sandal (£18)
Trend: contrast toe-cap
These contrasting embellishments look great with a pointed toe, and that's quite a lot of this season's footwear. You can get a cute spring-like toe-cap look at Boohoo, whose green and yellow slingback heels are just £20.
Fearne Cotton at very.co.uk has also got in on the clear-panel/perspex trend with a pointed shoe that looks a bit like a Christian Louboutin pointed heel with transparent side-panels - but Fearne's version costs significantly less and doesn't have the red soles!
Trend: Basket Weave
This 70s-inspired look is making a come-back again this season, and it looks as cute on flatties as it does on a generous wedge heel. Wallis' woven ballerina flats are a good way to get this summery look for just £20.
Trend: Monochrome Stripe
There are lots of attention-grabbing stripy shoes at there at the moment, hot on the heels of Marc Jacobs and friends from the catwalk shows. If you want to get the look for less, New Look's stripy court shoe (£19.99) in black and white is spot on: and I love the on-trend delicate ankle strap, too.
Trend: Tribal Slippers
The Aztec look is still going strong, thanks to the 90s influence that continues to grow. If you love the look, there's no easier way to get it than in a pair of flat sandals. New Look has got it just right, from just £12.99.
Trend: Schoolgirl sandals
Matalan has really nailed this look with its blue studded sandals (£10) which reminds us a little of Start Rite sandals - but looks seriously cool when worn with half-mast jeans or a maxi skirt. If you can't afford Sam Edelman's wonderful 'Trina' sandal, Matalan has a great range of simple sandals - with summer glitter, studs and various colours to choose from.