For over a year, animal print has been the major trend for every high street retailer, and it’s still going. Hopefully this is the start of slower fast fashion, with trends taking us through the seasons and back full circle. Half my blooming wardrobe is a combination on leopard, snake and zebra print – it’s like being on safari.
FSJ gifted me these sandals a few weeks ago, but thanks to typical British weather, it’s rained ever since. I finally got to wear them on my annual trip to Newquay, and I have to say the wait was worth it.
I dared to wear the brand new, unbroken-in sandals on a day we were catching the bus, walking through town and wandering along the beach. They were so comfortable and I got no blisters or rubbing, so they were already a winner for me. The sole is slightly padded from the ball of the foot to the heel, which adds extra cushioning underfoot.
The sandals have two patterned straps across the top of the foot like a slider, but are secured at the back with a red pleather strap. That way, you don’t get the horrible ‘thwack’ of soles slapping the pavement as you walk, and they stay nicely secured on your feet.
The red trim is a welcomed pop of colour, which transforms the sandal into something a little more expensive looking and more exciting. It means you can pair it with a red lipstick, or a red bag. I’ve paired mine with my zebra print saddle bag from Primark, to tie in the animal print trend.
I matched y zebra print sandals with a plain white tee under a black denim dress for a simple monochrome summer look. The pop of red draws the eyes down to the shoes, making them the focus accessory of the season.