Today I continue asking the experts about their top buys for Spring 2009. Shoes are an integral part of any girls wardrobe, and Shudoo fashion editor Nikki Beukes knows a thing or two about footwear. I asked her to pick her top five for the new season and she eased in to the spring months with a rather funky pair of Metallic Cherokee boots by Jumbuck. Nikki explains, "This is the ultimate boot perfect with skinny jeans or cute denim shorts. Tassels are a huge look for Spring/Summer '09. They were seen all over the catwalk, so get ahead of the trend with these stylish sheepskin boots."
She upped the glamour with her next choice of Terry de Havilland's 'Annie Gold' heels (pictured top left). "Mr. de Havilland has been a huge hit with celebs such as Cheryl Cole and Kate Moss of late and I’m sure his dynamic shoes will continue to be as popular with his new range. The Annie Gold incorporates must-have tribal references with a python finish which is huge for SS09."
For the rest of her picks, just read more.
A more relaxed summer shoe is the 'Bliz' by Steve Madden. Steve Madden has already developed a celebrity following from Leona Lewis to Alicia Keys and Donatella Versace. Nikki explains that, "I don’t know about you but I’m dying to take off my boots in exchange for the freedom of sandals. The Bliz sandal incorporates all of the new season’s hottest trends in footwear from embellishment to studs and strapping."
Another summery choice is the 'Rojo' sandal by Roberto Botella. "If you’re looking to add a bit of sunshine to your wardrobe this season then look no further than Spanish designer Roberto Botella. The Rojo sandal is utterly unique from start to finish from the patent red plaited strapping to the silver stud and buckling with a stylish silver disc reading ‘RB.’ Stand out from the crowd like a true fashionista in these must-have flip flops."
Finally, Nikki finishes her selection with an unusual shoe by United Nude. The Eamz Pump "was conceptually inspired by a furniture design classic (a Charles and Ray Eames chair). The United Nude Eamz shoe is not designed by the Eames duo, but is an ode to them and their vision. In red patent leather it is the ultimate look-at-me heel."
All of the shoes are part of Shudoo Spring collection and will be available next month.