3 Shoe Styles To Wear This Spring


….and you won’t fall over wearing them.


Yes, this week I’m bringing you a little shoe porn.  And the return of the kitten heel has everyone meowing.



Don’t these M&S shoes have the most delightful heel?  I absolutely adore this shade of gold/beige and don’t get me started on the glittering heel.  Any weddings or parties to go to where you don’t want to stand in four inch heels all day long, then these are for you.


Not the shade you’re looking for? Don’t stop here, head over to the M&S website and you’ll find a large number of kitten slingback in lots of colourways.  They also have kitten heel mules, which are très chic, but I’m afraid I would slip out of them and look less than classy, so I’m sticking with slingbacks.


Zara also has a bunch of gorgeous kitten heels as has Next.  In fact, I’m pretty sure we’ll see them everywhere as spring gets into its stride.


Talking slingbacks, they aren’t just cat-like this season, they come in many guises.  I’m pretty sure there is a slingback to suit everyone’s tastes on the high street this spring.


Want to move on from the classic ballerina pump then go for slingback flats, or if you do want a heel, go for low block heel styles that will give you a lovely ankle shape, worn with skirts or jeans.


Lastly, and possibly my favourite is the white flatform.  I already have one pair that I bought in Dune at the end of the last summer and will be wearing everywhere again this year, but I’ve also got my eye on a white pair of leather flatform brogues in M&S.  These will look ace with white straight leg linen trousers, wide-leg denim and boot cut trousers this spring.  And don’t get me started on how I would wear them with midi skirts….fab-u-lous!


And what about the loafers below?  There is nothing rude about nude.  It can be the most flattering colour, but like finding the right nude lipstick, try many on before you buy.  We all have different skin tones, my ankles and feet are whiter than white, so I have to careful that I pick a flattering shade.  Check that you are adding colour and complimenting your skin tone.  Too light and you’ll drain the life right out of you.


The thick white platform sole itself is simply heaven to walk in (giving you more support) and looks dead smart.  The added height looks good if you’re tall or small and as I said before, it’s a lovely shoe style with skirts, and more interesting than classic flats.

Sadly, this weekend I will be unable to wear any of these.  Yes, it’s the highly anticipated trip to Iceland, where I’ll be in waterproof boots all weekend.  I am excited, of course, even though it will be freezing, but it does mean that I won’t get chance to write next week’s blog, so Not Givin In will be returning in two weeks.
Til then, have a great weekend!
Gail xxx
What do you think of these spring 2018 shoe styles?  Are you going to try them?  Let me know in the comments below…



  1. March 2, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I love a kitty heel! Its so elegant and easy to walk on!

    • gailpainter
      March 5, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Me too x

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