“ Brand: River Island / Type: Sandals „
This weather is absolutely perfect for open toed sandals, especially if you want to catch some sun on your feet while the sun is shining! These were my thoughts exactly when I came across these sandals in my local River Island. It can be difficult to find sandals that aren't too plain and boring, but yet are still comfortable which is a really important factor for me especially if the weather is hot.
** The Store **
River Island is a huge clothing store brand that caters for women and men, and similarly girls and boys. They are extremely on trend and always stock the latest crazes. They have a really broad selection of fashion, as amongst clothes they also sell lots of accessories and shoes. Their stores can be found across the United Kingdom in most large stores or in shipping centres.
** The Sandals **
These can be found in sizes 3-8 so they will fit most women. They have a piece of material that sits between the first and second toe. There is a strap that goes behind the foot and sits just below your ankle that can be done up as loose or as tight as you like. The sandals appear to be mostly white in colour with a gold sole. On the sole the River Islamd logo is printed along work the size of the sandal. Just above the material that sits between the toe is embellished with jewel like material that makes them look really glitzy. The embellishment is a mixture of white, gold and silver pieces that really turn the sandals into a statement pair at first glance, possibly due to the larger more 'stone' shaped piece that sits in the middle. The jewels are held in individually by a golden clasp and aren't stitched, making them much less likely to fall off over time.
** Wearing them **
I am often irritated by sandals with material that sits between the toe and sometimes I am reluctant to buy them in this style for that reason. However, I have been pleasantly surprised by these as they are extremely comfortable. I have been able to wear them for hours at a time and haven't had any discomfort despite the warmer weather. They sit really nicely and the jewels are positioned in a way that means they won't rub on your feet at all. As they are quite glamorous, they are suitable for both day wear and evening wear instead of wearing heels. They really stand out from other sandals so they're fab for jazzing up your outfit. I have worn they regularly with leggings and a top, and also with dresses and shorts. They're very versatile despite their far from plain style and go with most things in my wardrobe! As they have a flat heel they are also quite comfortable to walk in.
** Pricing and availability **
As these are manufactured by River Island, they will be available in most of their stores. They are available on their website too. Similarly, they are likely to be stocked by ASOS.
They are priced at £35 which is quite expensive but I feel that they are well worth it for the amount I will wear them over the coming months. They are a lot more versatile that other plain sandals I have purchased in the past and they really finish off an outfit nicely, so for me, that justifies the price.
** Summary **
I think these are a great addition to every girls shoe collection over the summer. As the weather gets warmer, you can remain comfortable but still look nice and on trend.
The embellishment gives them extra added detail to jazz up an outfit for some extra glitz. The colouring of them is really cleverly done as they are neutral, but still quite intense yet manage to fit in with my normal outfits and they are a pair of sandals I can wear on a day to day basis. 5/5 Dooyoo stars