Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Top 5: High street sliders

Recently. I found myself thinking about pool sliders. After dismissing them as a footwear abomination a couple of months ago, I suddenly found myself a little bit obsessed. I couldn't stop thinking about them. The fashion lightbulb finally went off and I realised that they are a stroke of minimalist, low-key genius - if you wear them right. That means less Snoop Dogg/Lion's sock and sandals combo and more Celine's pared back, minimalist elegance.

I prefer sliders with either a short hemline or skinny trousers cropped a few inches above the ankle to balance out the heavy flats but they look equally good with calf-length midis, pretty dresses or slouchy trousers for a more nonchalant look. Whichever way you choose to wear your slides, make sure you go sans socks! Here are my top 5 sliders on the high street: 

Adidas Taedia sliders are for purists, fans of the classic pool sliders and a total bargain at £14. 

Whistles Maddy pool sliders are the perfect marriage between luxury and sportswear. The best thing is they're only £35 in the sale. 

Topshop's £65 Flashy slides prove that this trend is do-able even for the most bling-obsessed fashion magpies. 

These chic snakeskin sliders look deceptively high-end, you'd never think they were only £20 from boohoo.  

Of course Zara have some of the chicest sliders on the high street. My favourite are these metallic crossover sandals, which are only £19.99 in the sale. 

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