So it’s official, my shoes think I have gone AWOL! My favourite Chloe Susannah boots have been gathering dust, so this week I lovingly packed them away back in their box for when all this is over. I have been living in the Havaianas that I usually reserve for the poolside for far too long so I decided it was time to up my lockdown footwear game. As I was searching online for some options, it dawned on me that I can’t be the only one feeling this way so I thought I’d share a selection of my faves.

Air & Grace

A great British brand created by women, for women. On-trend designs paired with comfort make this brand a winner!

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Moli (black) £99.00, Lena Gold Multi Metallic £99, Moli (tan) £99

Birkenstock Arizona

The cult classic has had an update with a shearling lined upper and sole. Definitely the fashionistas favourite right now! Get them before they sell out 😉


Arizona Shearling Black £128, Arizona Silver £75, Arizona Shearling Tan £128

Minimal Sandals

These Zara tan sandals are back for a third year and have been a firm favourite with the fashion pack. I’ve recommended them before and I still think they are a good buy.


Zara Leather Criss Cross Sliders £25.99, H&M Gold Slides £19.99, Zara Animal Print Flat Sandals £19.99

Dad Sandals

A trend that seems to be sticking around for another season.

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Teva £40, Prada Nomad Sandals £420, Zara Sporty Sandals with Satin £49.99

Square Toes

Call it the Bottega Effect, but after seasons of pointed toe shoes reigning supreme, the square has made a triumphant comeback.

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Topshop Annie Square Toe Sandals £19.00, Zara Flat Toe Sandals £25.99, Topshop Leah Soft Leather Ballet Flats £39.00

Arizona Love Sandals

Another fashionistas fave and one I have been coveting for almost a year. Available in a variety of designs from MatchesFashion. I love the red bandana and black bandana styles, and the animal print is definitely a winner. Oh heck, I love them all!

Arizona Love

Shop Arizona Love here

Chunky Slides

Comfort definitely wins here, but there’s no need to sacrifice style either!


& Other Stories Leather Heeled Platform Mules £85, Arket Faux Fur Slides £99, Arket Leather Slide Red £115

a Piedi

A British brand founded by a mother of four children who found that heels were no longer an option in her busy day-to-day life, yet she still wanted footwear which made her feel polished. Drawing on her family heritage of leather craftmanship, she decided to create her own solution; a collection of flats that were chic, classic and most importantly, ultra-comfortable.

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Olivia £85 (were £170), Lounger 2.0 £249, Fray Sandals £70 (were £200)

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Take care and stay well,

Clare xox