Jelly Shoes and Summer Sandals

If you’ve had it with 2020, wind back the clock to summers gone by with a pair of retro sandals. If you were a child who grew up wearing jelly shoes to scramble across pebbly beaches, this year’s comeback will make you smile. The more glittery the better: we’re coveting a pair of Alexa Chung’s JuJu jellies with sparkly flowers. They’ve sadly sold out, but the good news is that you can still buy the more basic jellies direct from JuJu. Based in Northampton their online shop stocks a rainbow of different colours and styles for adults and children alike. Reilly multi-glitter, £25 from JuJu with free shipping.


Celine’s Beach Sandal in PVC comes in black or silver, £295 from Celine:

Swap summer espadrilles for this season’s woven shoes. Parisian shoemaker, Michel Vivien’s timeless woven block heels come in metallic tones that go with everything (also stocked at Aimé in London and on FarFetch). Woven strap sandals, £556 from Michel Vivian:

For a similar look at a fraction of the price, Sezane’s gold Lara Courts are hand-braided in Spain.

Also made in Spain, Penelope Chilvers’ has a new selection of woven flats in silver and black, as well as these Bancroft tan block-heels, £239 at Penelope Chilvers.

Velcro-strapped water-proof Teva sandals (invented in the 80’s) enjoyed a revival last summer. This season, find them in pared back monochrome from £59 at And Other Stories and also at Arket.

For added embellishment, Cecilie Bahnsen x Suicoke Kat’s second collaboration is landing soon. We love these, £370 at Matches:

Clogs are definitely a Marmite shoe, if you love them it’s time to invest. Lotta from Stockholm has a vast range of colours, all crafted in Sweden. Try the classic 70’s clog in black, £43.50. Or new this season, these daisy appliqué Fabrizio Viti Jean clogs, (sold out in raffia) are currently £215 (previously £430) from Matches.






— Daisy Allsup
30th June 2020