With a bank holiday on the horizon (hooray!) and the summer holidays looming large, it’s time to start thinking about your next great getaway.
We all need to escape the monotony of everyday life from time to time. And while of course we all dream of making like the A-list and jetting off to an exotic escape in the Caribbean, for most of us, budget and time restrictions just don’t allow it.
A weekend city break could well be within our grasp though, and it comes without the long-haul flight price tag. Okay, you might not get a tan, but you’ll feel far more cultured, with the chance to see new sights, try tasty cuisines and meander through museums containing treasures from our past.
Whether your next holiday hop is to the cool and artsy Berlin, the Renaissance romance of Venice or the fashionable French capital of Paris, you’ll soon be itching to throw a pair of these chic shoes into a weekend tote and heading for sunnier, sophisticated climes.
“Add a chic touch to your city break style with ballet pumps, comfy courts or elevated brogues in ice-cream pastel shades.”
The Gabor Milton brogues arrive in a choice of colours, but we’re all about this pastel pink pair with matching stripes to the chunky white soles. The lace fastenings keep your feet supported while strolling, and they’re leather lined for softness when sockless.
A ballet pump is a city break essential – small enough to pack in your weekend bag, they’re a versatile pair that can act as a backup if other shoes start to rub. Be sure to pick a pair that offers your feet enough support if you’re planning on pounding the pavement as you explore your destination. We love the neutral Gabor Rhiannon pumps, which have just a touch of metallic to the trim meaning they’ll easily adapt to your day or evening wardrobe.
Metallics look amazing in the summer – they sparkle under the sun and stand out on an evening amongst a sea of black. A subtly shimmery pair with a low heel such as the Gabor Lyon courts make great getaway shoes, as they’re comfy to walk in yet provide that little lift your night-time attire might require.
Where are you heading on your next great escape? Let us know which pairs you’ll be packing in the comments!