If you have a tendency towards a sweet tooth then one of the biggest trends for SS12 is sure to appeal – Pretty Pastels. Fondant pinks, minty greens and sugary yellows made for mouthwatering catwalks at Mulberry, PPQ, House of Holland and Louis Vuitton. With sunny days hopefully here to stay, what better way to step out than in candy floss colours?
Bring a touch of ice-cream cool to your feet this season and design a pair of bespoke Upper Street heels in any of our perfect pastel shades and extensive range of materials. Choose your favourite sorbet shade or be bold and mix and colour block – the choice is yours.
Baby blue is the perfect shade to dip into the pretty pastel trend – we love this simple round toe court design in Eau Italian satin embellished with a sea blue flower. Try a similar design in a pointed court or a peep toe with a Mary Jane strap. If you’re more of a pretty in pink girl then why not design a heel in Blush and Bridal Italian satin with a structured bow detail – a lower 3.5″ heel and 0.25″ platform are available to select at the checkout.
These Lemon yellow satin T-bar sandals are anything but mellow when you add a sprinkling of Swarovski crystals - the perfect shoe to add sparkle to your summer days. A sandal in a delicate shade of Coral satin with an elegant bow and an embellished strap would see you through every social event of the season, whilst still giving a nod to the trend.
Look to a richer pastel shade such as Violet for inspiration and design a sexy heel such as this snakeskin pointed court – for that extra wear-ability factor, opt for for a 2.5″ kitten heel at checkout stage. Or treat your feet to an elegant ballet flat in Vanilla satin with white gold leather small bow and piping – add in a Swarovski gem cluster at the front for a luxurious touch.
And last, but by no means least, don’t forget about our Limited Edition Snakeskin in ice-cream parlour inspired shades of salmon pink and yellow. Try a salmon pink two tone snakeskin ballet flat with black leather bow and trim or toughen up your pastel yellow in the form of this yellow two tone snakeskin pointed court with a contrasting black snakeskin toe cap. These gorgeous colours are only available until August 2012 so don’t delay if you want to indulge in pastels the Limited Edition way!
For tips and advice on designing with pastels, read our “Pretty Pastels” design guide and then have a go at creating your own your candy coloured SS12 bespoke design.
Upper Street shoes come in a huge range of sizes from the petite 33 (UK 1.5) to the generous 43 (UK 10) with 4 width fittings. We also offer free alterations to fit and we’re so confident that you’ll love your final design that we’ll refund you if you don’t!
To book an appointment in our London Studio, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0845 680 9365.
If you can’t make it the studio but still want to see our full range of luxurious materials, visit our Upper Street Swatch Store.Whether you’d like to experience the richness of our suedes, feel the silken quality of our sumptuous Italian satins or visualise our glossy patents as a shoe, you can order as many swatches as you want!
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