Summer has arrived early and with scorching temperatures we have been able to put away our boots and opt for something a little more revealing. Spring Summer collections have enthused us with a selection of funky yet chic styles for 2011 so Shoe Fanatic brings you an update on this seasons shoe trends.


Inject colour into your wardrobe by overtly contrasting bolds and brights.  Opt for an electric colour palette such as pink and orange and mix with blues and greens. Bright screams confidence so strut in style and make a statement.

Miu Miu


The 70’s inspired wooden heels have taken over the catwalk this season and they look absolutely fantastic with a pair of palazzo pants so I cannot wait to invest. There are some beautiful wooden heels, however I have my heart set on this stunning collectors piece by Charlotte Olympia. These shoes demand attention so be sure to dress from the shoes up.

Charlotte Olympia £970


Platforms are back with a vengeance and this season we have an even higher platform to choose from. Team with a tailored dress and stand tall in a shoe that demonstrates attitude, poise and glamour.  Louboutin have done us proud with ‘Daffodil’, the same style recently worn by Victoria Beckham at the Royal Wedding and Beyonce (below).

Chriatian Louboutin


Thankfully, we also have a shoe, which may be cherished by all of you fashionistas who cannot quite manage a 6.5 inch heel and 2.5 inch platform! The wedge is much more manageable and they look hot with a maxi or some super sexy shorts. Lanvin caught my eye with these snake print canvas wedges.

Lanvin  £640

So what’s your favourite style for SS11, would you opt for the mega platforms or the wedge?