This week I’ve been searching for the best summer footwear available on the high street and I’ve come up with the definitive ‘Lyst’ of sandals that will give you interesting tan lines. But this week I’ve been able to save time on my research by partnering up with Lyst and doing all of my online trawling via Lyst.co.uk, a new way to compile your favourite fashion looks and shopping lists in one place.
Topshop’s finest summer sandals
If you’re already a Lyst user you’ll know what I mean when I say that it is a time-saving godsend. Let me explain why; do you ever have an idea of what you want to buy in your head – silver Birkenstocks, for example – but you have no idea where to buy them, or if there is even such a thing as silver Birkenstocks out there in the big wide world of fashion?
Strappy flats from MissGuided
This so often happens to me and it bugs me for ages; all of my spare time during tea breaks is spent Googling and browsing fashion sites rather than actually taking a break from my computer screen. But now that I have discovered Lyst, my life has become so much more simple and I can search through literally hundreds of stores and designers to find out a) if there actually is such a thing as silver Birkenstocks, b) where to buy them, and (bonus!) c) the lowest price! By the way, I found this pair of silver Birkenstock sandals – they are from MissGuided and are just £25. I feel like such a winner! There are lots of interesting fashion articles on the Lyst homepage and I really enjoyed reading through the footwear articles; its as if this one on glitter shoes above was written just for me! I also used Lyst to search for inspiration my own articles and after browsing through the footwear section I came up with a Lyst that rather resembled a 50 Shades of Grey-esque bondage lair, which is why I have named this post “summer shoes that will give you interesting tan lines”. Yes, these are the ultimate “strappy” sandals and these full-leg strappies below are the hottest look this summer. But genuinely, you will look like a zebra after wearing them on the beach – just remember to apply sunscreen first and you’ll be okay!
Not only did I use Lyst.co.uk to compile this Tuesday Shoesday post, but I also couldn’t resist adding products from my favourite brands to a series of gift Lysts and fashion Lysts. When I first signed up, the website asks you if you like a series of designers and I wasn’t complete sure whether to choose some of the brands or not. I mean, I like Louboutin but I don’t shop there… though I would very much like to. I therefore went for all my favourite brands so now I can browse the stores that I actually do shop with, such as ASOS, H&M, Topshop, MissGuided, Converse, Oasis and Zara and they are all in one place. Of course, I have spent a few
minutes hours looking at the designer ranges too and have carefully put together my ultimate designer wish Lyst, just in case anyone wants to treat me to a new dress… One of the best things about Lyst.co.uk is that it tells you if the item you like is on sale – I actually took a double look at a Calvin Klein dress because it was half price in the sale! If the item you want is out of stock, Lyst will search for it online and find it for you – it’s like having your own personal shopper, free of charge. Anyway back to the shoes…I decided that the cutest way to get tan lines on your toes is with these flats from Topshop. You won’t end up with extreme stripes but may be left with a pretty pattern across your feet thanks to the cut-out leather and lace-up fronts of the gorgeous summer shoes. I am seriously considering purchasing the tan dolly-shoes as I think I’d get a lot of wear out of them over the summer – they are a neutral ‘go-with-anything’ colour and would look equally sweet with a skirt, shorts or even rolled-up jeans on a colder day. I’ll let you know if I invest – or I may just keep an eye on them via my Lyst and see when the price drops!
Let me know if you’re a Lyst user yourself and what you think of it by leaving me a comment below – and if you’re not a Lyst user, why not try it out now? And please follow me on Lyst.co.uk – you can find me as ‘Cassiefairy’