The Style Post #12: Getting Summer Ready with House of Fraser

Wedge Ankle Strap Sandals*, Warehouse @ House of Fraser

Although the weather in the last few days might not suggest it, British summertime is just around the corner and that means the shops are filling up with dreamy combinations of crop tops, bikinis and frayed denim shorts that announce the official arrival of the sunshine.

One of my staple items for this time of year has always been sandals, so when House of Fraser contacted me and asked me to choose a summer inspired item to style, I knew that my first port of call was their lovely selection of open toe heaven.

I have to admit I am not overly adventurous with sandals and I usually invest in one pair to last me the whole summer long. I also tend to have a bit of a ‘type’ with tan, gladiator style pairs usually making the cut. This time, I made a conscious effort to try and pick something a little bit more adventurous – sort of.

My choice came in the form of these little beauties…

Wedge Ankle Strap Sandals*, Warehouse @ House of Fraser

I am aware that technically they are tan, BUT they have a wooden wedge and an animal print textured strap at the front which classes as extreme sandal buying for me and when they came through the post, I completely fell in love!
The wedge is not too high which makes them wearable for a casual daytime look on the weekends but still gives you just the right amount of height needed (seriously needed if you are 5’1) to make you feel more glamorous if you are heading out on the evening. My favourite part is the animal print suede effect straps at the front I think gives them a really unique, quirky twist. The strap around your ankle also works wonders at slimming down your legs and last but not least they are really, bloody comfy!

Here you can see three different ways that I have styled the sandals already. The far left was for a day of meetings at work, the centre was for a laid back sunday with my family and the far right was heading out for cocktails with the girls.

I was really spoilt for choice, as House of Fraser do a great range of sandals from their own range and a whole host of their concessions including Office, Dune, Oasis and Ted Baker to name but a few. In the end though, it was this gorgeous Warehouse pair that stole my heart and they have barely left my feet since.

What would your summer staple item be? Do you approve of my choice?

Charlotte x