11 chic-but-comfy heeled wedges that will elevate your weekend style...literally
We don't need a reason to shop, let alone a reason to stop
Here’s your potential Saturday sitch: You have a full day of shopping planned out and there’s no time to waste. In serious sale-shopping prep, you have to decide between wearing your favourite pair of heels but risk limping midday, or just completely ditch it for a functional pair of sandals. Sometimes, this choice leads us all into an existential crisis. We just cannot cope with the pressure of decision.
The heels make us feel like we run the town, but the sandals would allow us to ACTUALLY run around town. Having already donned the stilettos last weekend and ended up with vicious blisters, those flat sandals never looked so good right now. But that’s the main issue here – the comfortable sandals do not really look that good. But then nor do plastered heels and toes.
Thankfully, there’s always a middle ground and we’re happy to welcome ‘the wedge’.The wedge is a savvy shopper’s shoe of choice, combining the need to look good on a Saturday (in case you bump into THAT ex) with the need to stay on your feet until the bank account is empty or you’re ready to drop, whatever comes first.
Balmain Amaya cut-out suede platform sandals
Crafted from a supple beige suede, Balmain’s Amaya peep toe wedges are perfect for a day out with your girlfriends. Wear these with a pair of straight cut jeans, folded to just above the ankle. This helps to bring attention to the cut out sides, giving an added edge to the outfit.
Balmain Amaya cut-out suede platform sandals, $888 from Net-a-porter
Tommy Hilfiger Gigi Hadid denim patch wedge sandals
For the bolder ladies out there, we present these awesome Tommy Hilfiger Gigi Hadid denim patch wedge sandals. Let’s just take a moment to soak these bad boys up. A collaboration between the two giant fashion names, Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid have graced our stores with these fun and quirky wedges, finished in denim with cute patches embellished all over.
The strikingly yellow and red tie laces will steal the show, so wear these with a black V-neck shift dress to balance all of that out. Or, take your off-duty to the extreme with some denim shorts, boyfriend tee and these on your pedicured feet. Oh, and oversized sunnies are a must too.
Tommy Hilfiger Gigi Hadid denim patch wedge sandals, $269.38 from ASOS
Finished with pretty scalloped edges in a soft beige suede, Chloe’s suede espadrille wedges will match just about any sundress or skirt. Feminine and comfortable, these will allow you to strut down those mall aisles in style.
Chloe Scalloped suede espadrille wedge sandals, $734 from Net-a-porter
These eye-catching red sandals are set on a towering quilted wedge heel with a generous platform and padded insoles that sounds so snug to be in. We love the gold buckle, pulling together a classy look when paired with a midi skirt. Alternatively, these elevate a pair of black skinny jeans and a blouse – complete look with red lipstick to tie the whole OOTD in together.
These pair of tie leg wedges from ASOS gives the classic ballerina flats a little twist – by adding wedge heels and an open toe front. We love the soft white-beige hue, because that means these sophisticated wedges can be matched with a variety of occasion attire, as well as most on the colour spectrum too.
Marc Jacobs Nathalie embellished appliqued canvas wedge espadrilles
Casual and adorned with playful patches, Marc Jacob’s Nathalia embellished wedges are filled with crystals, faux pearls and studs. Plus, the metallic ankle ties helps to elongate your legs so you can show them off in a cute playsuit.
Marc Jacobs Nathalia embellished appliqued canvas wedge espadrilles, $340 from Net-a-porter
Floral embroidery has blossomed into our entire wardrobe this season, from denim jeans to ruffle tops and more. Gucci takes the flowers south, all the way down to our shoes in fact. They’ve created these delicately strapped pillar box red wedges that will brighten up any weekend day (who can be miserable when their heels are so pretty?).
Set on a wide espadrille wedge heel appliqued with floral embroidery, these will be perfect with a flared midi skirt.
Gucci appliqued suede wedge espadrille sandals, $665 from Net-a-porter
Drawing inspiration from traditional Catalan (Romance ethnic group from Northern Spain) footwear, Castaner’s Cartina navy blue suede wedges and wicker heel are simple and sleek. Finished with a fringed tie lace, wear them with a mini dress and you’re good to go.
Castaner Carina fringed suede wedge espadrilles $223 from Net-a-porter
Unique rattan wedge heels? Check.These pair of lovelies from Charlotte Olympia will be sure to make a statement on the streets. Crafted from an ivory and tan calf leather, wear these with a pair of cropped jeans and boxed top.
Charlotte Olympia rattan wedge sandals, $1,226 from Farfetch
These pair of wedge espadrilles from Sophia Webster will elevate most outfits with that much-needed girly demure. Made from a sky-blue, peach and yellow jacquard and finished with a rose gold tie lace, all the soft pastel hues come together to offer your ensemble that desired summer’s day light touch. Wear yours with a flowy white dress.
Soft and feminine, these pair of calf leather wedge mules from Marios screams comfort all over — all you’ve gotta do is slip into them. A convenient companion for when you are out to do some serious shoe shopping. We just don’t have time to undo and redo all those straps when we’re power-shopping: time is money people! We suggest pairing them with a pair of black culottes to really bring out the contrast in colour and ramp up your ‘I’m so busy but still so stylish’ outfit aura.