OK, they’re not even available yet*, and already I’m lusting over those nude studded pumps from River Island’s spring/summer 2013 collection. They’re basically a high street version of Christian Louboutin’s studded Pigalles, so of course they would win my approval, wouldn’t they?
Unfortunately I can’t say the same about all of the gladiator-style boots and sandals in this collection: in fact, my heart sunk a little when I saw them, because this is one trend I really, really dislike, and I had hoped we’d seen the last of it a few years ago, when it was last in fashion. Interestingly, I’m noticing a lot more pairs of boots in general in the spring/summer collections this year, perhaps in recognition of the fact that those long, hot summers I dream of very rarely arrive now. I don’t mind the boots – just as long as they’re not gladiator style! What do you think of this look?
* Edit: In between writing this post and it being published, those studded court shoes did actually become available on the River Island website: get ’em here!