The essentials for summer

by Dianne Sheehan, Owner/Manager

Here in Tasmania our summers can be a little unpredictable – warm one moment and cold the next. With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide to the essential styles for summer to get you through any occasion (and weather scenario).

1. Sneaker

This is a wardrobe must! Suitable to pair with dresses or trousers and great to wear if you’re doing a bit of walking – or on cooler days. You can’t go past the Jose Saenz 2001 sneaker for all day comfort (pictured below).

But if you’re looking for something a little more open, try Hispanitas Ruth in snake (you’ll be surprised by how many colours you can wear with this one!) or Pikolinos 6996 in white or lemon. Both styles are perforated on each side for air-flow.


Pictured: Hispanitas Ruth snake and Pikolinos 6996 lemon

Pictured: Pikolinos 6996 in white and Pikolinos 6996 lemon

2. Neutral all-day sandal

For a sandal you can put on no matter what you’re wearing, or how long you’re on your feet, Zeta and Paula Urban sandals are the way to go. For an earthy casual look, try the Zeta range of sandals. This range offers all leather uppers and leather lining on cushioned cork footbeds. Our customers come back for Zeta each year, and we regularly receive reports about how much wear customers get out of their Zeta sandals. Their tans and browns are rich, and they do navy well too!


Pictured above: Zeta Porch navy and Zeta Rilari tan combo


Pictured above: Zeta Pamina navy and Zeta Pamina tan

If you want a little more glitz and glamour, check out the Paula Urban range. They use soft nubuck leather uppers and always feature a metallic print that’s subtle but stylish enough to wear into the evening.


Pictured above: Paula Urban Polina tobacco and Paula Urban Pieta nude

3. Slide

You can’t go past the ease of a slide – particularly if you’re a beach-goer like me.

Tsonga have been making their Isivina slide for over a decade, and they last almost that long too! The fuller foot coverage means they stay on your feet easily, plus they have cushioned arch support for comfort. Kick these on and off quickly, and wear for years to come! If you’re after something a little plainer, try their new slide Umyeko in black or platino (all pictured below).


Pictured above: Tsonga Isivina cinder and Tsonga Isivina denim


Pictured above: Tsonga Umyeko black and Tsonga Umyeko platino

4. Party heel

Summer is often the busiest time for our social calendars – weddings, Christmas celebrations, end of year functions, New Year’s Eve and summer BBQs with friends and family. Whilst we all have our own unique style, here are a few classic options that won’t go astray in any wardrobe for now and years to come.

Pictured above: Chrissie Crystal black


Pictured above (middle): Unisa Mechi glitter and black


Pictured above (bottom): Unisa Nicka black and Desiree Dundee white

That completes our essential footwear styles for summer! Shop these and more in store and online using the links above.