Footwear Fashion Guide - Spring/Summer 2020

Summer is nearly here, and with it comes a fresh season of fashion and trendy outfits to plan. To help you prepare, we’ve picked out a number of looks to cover everything from work to parties to weekends in the sun, all paired with shoes from our latest range. 

This new Summer Collection has everything you need from the most elegant classics, to the most comfortable everyday women’s shoes in NZ. Best of all, they’re all designed right here in New Zealand by Nicole herself. Check them out in one of our two Auckland stores in Newmarket and Commercial Bay.


Work Parties and Cocktail Evenings

With plenty of work do’s and cocktail parties to attend this summer, you need a show-stopping outfit that’s still simple and elegant. A silky gown is the perfect option for effortless glam, in either a mini length to show off those legs, or a midi length for a bit of flair. Opt for a strappy style to flaunt the neck and shoulders, or a wrap to highlight your waist. If silk isn’t for you, a sparkly metallic number in a more conservative cut is very in vogue. 

The best footwear to complete the outfit should complement the simple elegance and contrast the colour of your frock. Say hello to our Sydney sandal.

 

 

This strappy heel offers that classic silhouette paired with a slim platform for maximum comfort for a full night of dancing. The soft gold detailing of Sydney in black pairs perfectly with any glamorous silky look, especially those metallic dresses we will be seeing this season! 

The champagne colour offers a more versatile way to engage in the metallic trend, adding a touch of glamour to a black dress, or elevating a more casual workday look. If you need a new show stopper, you can’t go past Sydney. 

Match your heels to your hand bag with our Paige clutch - available in the same champagne and black leather as the Sydney, as well as a gorgeous caramel. Small and classy to pair with a sophisticated cocktail look, it’ll hold all the necessities without weighing you down.

 

Classic Office Looks

If you’re looking for a go-to work look, a sharply tailored black suit will have heads turning for all the right reasons. Pair with a silky black blouse for a bold monochrome style, or a structured white shirt for the ultimate in classic style. 

Of course, such an iconic outfit needs a shoe to match, and no silhouette is more iconic than the stiletto. The Nemesis stiletto offers that same striking shape you love, while adding a touch of refinement to any outfit. The stiletto has never looked this good! In quality black suede, you can’t go past the Nemesis to complete a perfect day-to-night look. 

 

 

 Smart, Everyday Looks

Looking for a little more comfort that doesn’t give up any of the class? For an everyday smart casual look, pair softer, flowy pieces with fitted and structured items. Opt for a high-waisted stiff cotton short with a loose linen blouse, or a looser cropped trouser fitted at the ankle with a shirt that’s structured at the shoulder and billowy in the sleeve. Pair with a low block heel and you’ll be looking effortlessly chic no matter what you’re doing. 

The Camila black suede is the perfect shoe for this outfit - with delightful gold detailing and a pointed toe, these pumps are as classy as they are classic. Soft leather straps keep your foot firmly in place, and the low heel means you’ll be comfortable all day. They’re subtle enough to not overshadow the rest of your outfit, and elegant enough to be a classic statement piece in a more toned down look.  

An everyday look needs an everyday handbag, and our Olivia tote is the perfect choice. Available in black as well as a soft tan to pair with those lighter summer outfits, this handbag can carry all your essentials plus your laptop and papers with ease, perfect for a workday and running errands.

 


 

Casual Weekday Wear

The mule is a true staple of the summer wardrobe, as its simple design pairs well with a wide range of outfits - and it’s easy to slip on in a rush. From a chiffon boho dress, to a tailored office look, the mule is versatile enough to pair with any look. Keep them by the front door and you’ll never have to worry about being late to work because you couldn’t find the right shoes.

The Donella is a classic mule with an edge that will help you stand out from the crowd. In a beautiful bronze metallic finish, it’s the perfect shoe for a day-to-night look. Great for balancing length in the torso, the asymmetric top-line is cut lower on the outside, to make your legs look longer. Try it with anything matte, opting for a fitted waist and a loose top or an asymmetric, imperfect look. 

 

 

Weddings

This summer is sure to see a lot of weddings, so you need a wedding shoe you can rely on - something versatile, comfortable, and always stylish. With an ankle strap and low block heel, you’ll be comfortable all day in the Kaitlyn, and the simple strappy style suits a wide range of outfits, from bold and structured to soft and floaty. Don’t think comfort can’t be classy.

 

 

The rust  colour, with its subtle print and gold detail, pairs wonderfully with those trendy earth tones and is a fantastic day-to-night shoe, transitioning easily from a romantic day time event to night of celebration. For a classic bridal heel, you can’t go wrong with the cream colour - effortlessly classy and perfect for your summer day in the spotlight. 

The Paige clutch is a fantastic choice here, or you can opt for our Carol cardholder to keep the focus on your outfit. Available in classic black, as well as three beautiful colours - champagne, caramel and blush Pink - the Carol will hold your cards, coins, and favourite lipstick. 

 

 

Showstopper Style

Looking for a bold look that lets everyone know who’s in charge? Let the shoes do the talking with the Nemesis 2.0. Our limited edition black and champagne style is the height of elegance and simplicity, with a distinct metallic heel contrasting a classic black suede. These heels are made to be shown off. 

 

 

Pair with a feminine suit and cropped trousers, and let the shoe work for you as the statement. Or keep them as a surprise, and pair with a maxi dress or skirt to let the flashy heel catch people’s eye when you walk. Complete the look with our champagne Paige clutch.


Easy Weekend Wear

When it comes time to meet up with the girls for a casual Sunday brunch, this season is all about those relaxed, boho looks. Think soft and flowy skirts, boyfriend cut jeans and button ups, loose linens, and striped jumpsuits. Leave the plain, structured looks for the office, and opt for fun prints and a more easy-going style. 

Frankie is the perfect match for those summer holiday outfits, when you still want to impress. These suede slides come in simple, earthy tones (khaki, rust and black), and will go with any holiday look that needs a little bohemian twist. Comfortable and easy to slip on in a rush, these beauties will quickly become an everyday favourite. Pair with a workhorse bag like the Olivia tote in Caramel, or the Carol cardholder a light colour for the ultimate easy-going look. 

 


Ready for Anything

When you just need to run errands, or don’t know where the day will lead, you need some go-to items for your everyday wardrobe. The simplicity of a quality white t-shirt paired with well-fitted jeans has made this a classic outfit for decades, and this season is no exception. For warmer days and a more feminine look, a good cotton sundress makes for an easy but impressive look.

Of course, you need comfortable casual shoes that you know will go with any everyday outfit. Our Xenia  is the height of comfort and a little taste of European fashion. These unlined suede/leather brogue-style lace-ups are designed to mold to your feet, softening up quickly to fit you like a glove - perfect for busy summer days when comfort is essential.  

 

 

Available in champagne, white, and soft pink, each pair comes with three lace options - silky ribbons, classic laces, and flat grosgrain - so you can switch them out to suit your style. Shoes this modern are a perfect match for any casual outfit this summer, so make them first on your list of NZ designer shoes.

With two conveniently located shoe & bag stores in Auckland City - Newmarket and Commercial Bay - come in to experience the New Zealand designer Spring/Summer range. Not just our high quality, handmade shoes for women, but all the complementary bags & accessories too! 

Out of town? Not an issue, you can also find our range of womens shoes and bags online here. With free shipping and our easy returns policy, there’s no reason not to come and start your own Nicole Rebstock collection now!