A British footwear brand that is somehow still relatively unknown in the UK, Kat Maconie is a master at her craft, creating exciting, unusual and bold shoes that are the very antithesis of ‘barely-there’. They are, in fact, *very much* there.
But for some, both the aesthetic and structural simplicity of these sandals render them both unexciting and uncomfortable.
Whether you find your fashion trend scoops on Instagram, off the runway, via your friends or from glamour.com (thank you, fans and loyal supporters), you’ve no doubt noticed that when it comes to sandals, this season it seems to be all about the barely-there pairs. And by that we mean the ones that have but a sole spaghetti strap paving its way from your toes to your heel and back again, yet somehow keep the shoe’s sole attached to the influencer’s/editor’s sole.
Stocked in over 40 retailers worldwide, Kat Maconie makes use of a no-holds-barred attitude to footwear with the majority of her pieces boasting a smorgasbord of colours – often brilliantly clashing – and texture such as fringing, satin and tassels that aren’t usually a staple within the footwear market.
Unsurprisingly, these bold pieces are making their mark on Instagram, with a number of well-dressed influencers snapping up a pair to show off. We cannot get enough of the pink and red disc-detailed pair…
We told you they were #extra…
The brand’s vibrant sandals also have a number of celebrity fans, with the likes of Pixie Lott, Zara Larsson and Kelly Rowland all having worn Kat’s designs.
Keen to snap up a pair but not sure how to wear something so statement? For such a punchy shoe, we’d recommend keeping the rest of your look relatively low-key. Think jeans, LBDs and muted colours. Avoid anything too patterned (mixed-prints may well be in this season, but not when it comes to your kicks).
We’ll see you at the checkout.