Step into summer!

There is something so appealing about raffia shoes ….

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 Rainbow Raffia sandals with jewelled heel £1,750 @dolceandgabbana

See what I mean!!!

However much I’d like to, it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be stepping out in these beauties this summer  (note the price!!!) but it got me thinking how raffia may be the answer when it comes to finding a summer sandal.

Whether it’s the fact that they shout out ‘Summer is here’ or whether it’s that they have an element of fun about them, one thing is for sure …. raffia oozes appeal when it comes to adding a real essence of summer to your wardrobe.

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Raffia, in it’s natural golden hue works so well with a summer wardrobe. Worn against white and with a golden tan they couldn’t be more perfect.

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Raffia comes from the raffia palm tree and once stripped from the palm and left in the sun to dry it turns a beautiful golden straw colour. Its natural fibres also mean it’s a perfectly cool and breathable choice for footwear on long hot summer days. Raffia takes colour so well too, bold and bright colours can be achieved through the dyeing process and this means lots of choice when it comes to choosing colourful summer sandals.

I’ve got my eye on quite a few pairs this summer and with there being so many gorgeous styles to choose from right now I’ve rounded up my favourites for you. Hopefully you’ll agree and find something to add a little spring in your step during the summer months ahead.

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Raffia fringed Lucite heels £45 @urbanoutfitters
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Jasmine embroidered mid heel shoe size £46 @topshop (also available in black) 
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Caterina embrodiered slingbacks in Greenhouse £80 @boden_clothing (also available in Natural) 
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Eve flat raffia embrodiered sandal £123 @lkbennett
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R édition red heeled raffia sandals £35 @laredoute (use code: SUMMER for 30% off) 
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Caterina embrodiered heels in Greenhouse (also available in Natural) £112 @boden_clothing 
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Reena Embrodiered tie sandals £52 @topshop
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Lily raffia flats £228 @jcrew
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Raffia contrast slingbacks heels £29.99 @zara
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Fringed raffia sliders £30 @nextofficial (also available in black) 
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Raffia embroidered slogan espadrilles £29.99 @zara
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Orynko woven espadrilles £128 @anthropologie
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Baja printed tie detail espadrilles £128 @jcrew
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Solfi floral raffia espadrilles wh tie detail £82.95 @anthropologie (sale – a few sizes still available) 

Happy Shopping! 🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼xx

 

 

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  1. Gah! Those D&G sandals are just amazing aren’t they! I love raffia for a summer shoe. Years ago I had some raffia wedge sandals from Russell & Bromley which I absolutely loved! I wish they still did them! Lovely post xxx

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