10 Inspiring Spring Outfits to Look Effortlessly Stylish & Fresh

What to Wear in Spring?

The changing of the seasons from winter to spring is an exciting time for fashion-conscious women. We can say goodbye to winter’s dark, moody palette and heavy outer wear and knits, to embrace spring fashion with lighter layers, brighter colours, and dresses. When it comes to 2023 trends for spring clothes, there’s a lot to look forward to. Discover 10 spring outfits to look effortlessly stylish & fresh.

How do you look classy in spring?

A tailored suit in a bold colours or prints is an easy way to keep your spring outfit classy and chic, as recently illustrated by UK radio DJ, TV presenter and actress Lilah Parsons when she attended London Fashion Week. Lilah’s choice of spring outfits showed how versatile classic pumps are – accentuating any look on demand. The former model was spotted FROW at the Susan Fang AW23 runway, wearing a sheer powder blue mid-length flowing floral dress, and later at the Paul & Joe runway show wearing a sunflower yellow trouser suit in a bold floral pattern, styling both looks with Ghazal’s nude Inès 85 pumps.

Woman wearing a see through blue dress on a red carpet
Woman wearing yellow suit

As Spring fashion conjures up images of pretty dresses and bright hues, sustainable-style influencer Kelly Eastwood shows this off perfectly – transitioning her burgundy Jackie 85 pumps into spring, pairing them with a 50s-inspired floral tea dress. For an evening spring outfit idea, there’s no higher sophistication than a classic black and white palate and Julia Sisto – co-founder of Sève, a digital workspace dedicated to fashion stylists and editors – owned this look when she was pictured wearing Ghazal’s Jackie 85 pumps with a beautifully embellished Gemy Maalouf frock to a private party in Paris.

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Elegant woman standing in a window frame

What are the best spring outfits for women?

According to buyers, the fashion crowd will be split into two groups: those who embrace the sheer looks that swept the spring/summer 2023 runways, and those who take the understated route via maxi hemlines and sleek tailoring. Regardless of which camp you’re in, a stylish mule can be a good option for those seeking a little more comfort than classic pumps provide, keeping a bit of height but with more stability mules look and feel graceful without sacrificing comfort! Actress Nell Hudson rocked this look when she wore Ghazal’s Colette mule in pink with a floral frock by designer Olivia Rubin and a red mini bag by Lulu Guinness at the Lanesborough Hotel in London. If you buy one thing for your spring clothes wardrobe, make it a pair of multi-pocketed cargo pants and pair it with some women’s suede shoes for that “casual comfort” look, considered as one of the key spring outfit ideas for 2023.

Woman wearing a patterned dress and a colourful handbag at the dinner party
Woman posing on a deck chair in a tropical hotel setting
Woman posing in a car in a red outfit

What colours to wear in spring?

This year’s colour of the year, according to Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, is Viva Magenta. As Leatrice explained to Vogue magazine earlier in the year, “it’s brave, it’s fearless, it’s pulsating, and it promotes optimism and joy”. Artist Sophie Haber illustrated the spring clothes colour trend perfectly when she paired her Jackie 100 red suede pumps with a charcoal mini dress and red knitted cardi. From runway to retail, this season will also see a lot of classic green in many spring clothes, along with Lovebird which is a bright yellow-green – almost fluorescent – which you will see on many spring outfits this year. Exploring this season’s colour trends, French-Moroccan TV star Inès Tazi was spotted recently wearing Ghazal’s Lisa mid-heels in brown with a blush tone floral mini dress and cropped sage green blazer, matching the brown tones with her Louis Vuitton mini bag.

What spring outfit ideas can I wear on cooler days?

Despite warmer weather being on the horizon and spring outfits for women in stores now, there’s still a chill in the air so what better way to complement the look than with some flat shoes or boots that can effortlessly bridge the gap between winter and spring. Ghazal’s patent leather lace-up military style, Lou Lou, booties pair perfectly with a floral tea dress for a strong and assertive look, ensuring total comfort from dawn to dusk. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to keep a bit of height, a pointed toe mule with a kitten heel is effortlessly feminine and flirty – a look pulled off with aplomb by Influencer Giulia Romanelli who recently opted for the Colette mule in Light Blue to complete her spring outfit in Milan.

Stylish woman wearing beige sleeveless trench and blue mules
Woman taking a picture in the mirror

If you’re looking to enhance an understated look such as jeans with an oversized shirt – this year’s most-Googled pieces according to Google’s Year In Search Report – a pair of platforms will elevate even the simplest look. Ghazal’s Bella in green with open toe and classic stiletto heel are not only an iconic addition to your wardrobe but on colour trend for spring fashion in 2023. Sticking with the blue jeans trend as modelled by Kate Moss in the Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2023 show, lingerie and swimwear model Sarah Tarleton pairs her black Lee rhinestone embellished mules with cropped stonewash wide-leg jeans, a simple white blouse and a crystal embellished navy tank top.

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What are some basic outfits?

One simple outfit idea that will be an object of desire this summer is the flannel shirt courtesy of Bottega Veneta – a must-have for one of your simple summer outfits to wear on those milder days. Pair with a sleek fitting maxi skirt or dress and add some flat shoes for that ultimate off-duty, relaxed easy outfit. Kate Ozerov, owner of fashion company Style & Snitch UK, illustrated the look effortlessly when she paired her white bohemian embroidered lace maxi skirt with a pair of Ghazal’s Chloe slider flat shoes in black faux fur whilst on vacay in Dubai recently. Or if you want that extra bit of height, mid-heels are a great alternative to flats. Insta-star and model Isabella Peschardt was photographed on a recent fashion shoot on the Amalfi Coast, Italy, wearing Ghazal’s gold Ramatuelle mid-heels. To add a little edge to your simple outfit, try toughening up this, try adding a pair of military-style boots – such as the Lou Lou in black leather – and throw a leather jacket over in the evening.

Elegant woman wearing white outfit at the restaurant near the beach
Woman running happily in a white dress

How can I look classy but simple?

Easy outfits can still turn heads and be classy at the same time. One trend that isn’t going anywhere this year is ‘casual comfort’ and nothing says comfort more than multi-pocketed cargo pants which were all over the spring/summer 2023 runways. Another simple outfit idea: pair with some women’s black shoes like Ghazal’s Bella classic stiletto to elevate this season’s look. Pumps can make simple outfits super classy, confirmed by digital content creator Zariana Robbins when she wore Ghazal’s iconic Inés 100 black pumps with a classy Simkhai maxi dress. With the Wimbledon Tennis Championships not far in sight, the event is known for scoring high in the style stakes. French/Moroccan TV star Ines Tazi paired a classic polka dot printed midi-dress with Ghazal’s classic Jackie 85 in black and white, oozing style and elegance centre court.

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A woman wearing black and white pump heels at the tennis court

What are some simple summer outfits?

If you’re looking for some easy outfits to pull together this summer, one trend that will be huge this season is blue jeans and a white tank. To take the look from day to night pair with some pumps. Simple summer outfits for days in the office need to be comfortable but chic, a look that Julia Sisto – co-founder of Sève, a digital workspace dedicated to fashion stylists and editors – pulled off effortlessly when she paired her white Inés pumps with a fitted mid-length black and white hooped skirt and puff sleeve top on a trip to Paris. Or if you would prefer to opt for a lower-heel, try the Colette mules in a colour popping lime or orange.

Stylish woman wearing white pump heels

How can I dress up some simple aesthetic outfits?

One of the key aesthetic outfits this year is grunge 2.0 – a fashion trend that should be on your radar in 2023. The Simone Rocha layered sequin-embellished black tulle skirt works perfectly with platforms. Regardless of whether you’re at work, at a party or out in the city – if you want the illusion of more height, platforms are a great addition to simple outfits. Ghazal’s Bella Red platform provide that extra bit of vamp to a grunge-inspired outfit. For a softer aesthetic, opt for a pair of pumps – as illustrated by artist and model Thais Wiggers at Elan Café in London where she was seen in her Inès pink colour pop collection pumps – timeless sophistication.

Elegant woman in a pink-themed environment

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Personal Style Once & For All

My Personal Style: Why can’t I find a style?

Finding your personal style is much more than just figuring out which clothes you prefer over others, it’s a journey – a process that can take decades! Discovering your personal style isn’t making a list of personal wardrobe rules, rather having fun with style, and experimenting with different looks to get a feel for what suits you best. What you feel good in! This practice will help you understand the core of your style identity and decide which pieces to invest in. Finding your personal style can be tricky with so many ever-changing trends, but the key is not to follow fashion. Yes, you can play with fashion, but to begin with, creating a capsule signature wardrobe is a great foundation!

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Personal Style: What are some examples of personal styles?

There are many celebs who have enviable personal style such as Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jenny Walton, Victoria Beckham, Meghan Markle, Margot Robbie, The Olsen twins, Blake Lively, to name a few. The easiest way to discover your own personal style is to study some celebs you believe have a good look and take inspiration from your style icons. Save images on Instagram or screenshots on your mobile of looks you’d like to recreate or pieces you’d like to try. Then you can go about seeking similar items to build up your signature look.

Jenny Walton wearing platform heels

Finding your personal style: Personal styles

How to develop your personal style? Experiment, experiment, experiment! Play with colours, cuts, fabrics, patterns, and fits. Start with getting the basics in place first, every wardrobe needs: Jeans, leggings, tailored pants, wide-leg pants, a few good quality t-shirts, tanks, camisole tops, a couple of pretty blouses, a classic white shirt, a good quality cardi, a chunky knit, an oversized blazer, leather jacket, trench coat, a wool coat, an LBD, a versatile maxi slip dress and then some versatile shoes! Flat shoes, trendy trainers,  pumps and boots are a good starting point.

Black leather loafers for women

What is the rule of style?

Looking for some inspiration for discovering your unique style? There’s an interesting fashion theory, known as the 2/3 rule of style – whereby one focuses on an outfit always being bottom-heavy; the top half of your look from the waist up is 1/3 of your look, whilst the waist down makes up the other 2/3. Therefore, you can let the top 1/3 do the talking, in the form of a patterned shirt or an eye-catching collar feature, whilst your shoes can act as the assertive factor of sophistication. In this vein, opt for classic, footwear that will stand the test of time, offering the versatility to pair with several your wardrobe pieces with little thought, allowing you to throw together outfits in a moment’s notice and pull off that well-put-together look.

Elegant woman wearing red pump heels

How do I know which shoes will be a good investment?

You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic pumps and black are a must for every closet – see Ghazal’s women’s black shoes for some inspiration. If you prefer a little more height, then platforms are a great option, or if you’re not one for heels, mid-heels can be a happy medium, offering a little height but keeping your feet closer to the ground! Mules are also a wonderfully versatile shoe, easily elevating an outfit from casual, to elegant with very little effort. To add a pop of colour, but stay within the realm of timelessness, a colour that never goes out of fashion is red. A red shoe is sophisticated with a touch of sex appeal, and will pair simply with muted tones like cream, beige, grey, navy and black, as well as bold colours like orange, pink, blue tones and purple – see Ghazal’s women’s red shoes, perfect for creating a unique and sophisticated personal style.

Close up on Jackie 85 nude pump heels in a nude background.

Find my style

Focus on you and only you! Finding your style will take some time, it’s not often we find our own style from the offset, and style is always evolving as the world around us does. Forget the external gaze and focus on what makes you feel your best. Take risks, explore styles, play with fashion, and trust your gut!

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5 Iconic Summer Shoes

for Women to Invest In This Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and we’re already dreaming of long lazy lunches, never-ending beach-days, and sun-soaked evening soirees. In the sweltering highs of the heat, comfortable shoes are summer essentials! From colour pop pumps and the ever-popular naked mules, to daring crystal-encrusted block heels, these are the standout summer trends to invest in.

A versatile choice: summer work shoes which extend to any occasion

Feeling confident in your summer style is the best way to begin your working day, where booming self-confidence will see you strut into the office with a feeling of invincibility. Our selection of classic pumps are the ultimate way to achieve professional glory. The iconic Jackie pumps add a touch of professionalism with their sleek appearance, whilst maintaining an elegant edge with the infamous delicate ankle straps. The black and white shades of these pumps are the quintessential summer essentials for every closet, maintaining quality, comfort, and timeless style. 

And, if you’re asking yourself, ‘what are summer shoes?’, you have the answer at your feet! Our Jackie pumps complement any summer style, whether it be a slip or maxi dress. Jackie is the perfect transition between office and summertime social events – an investment you won’t regret making.

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The perfect summer shoe guaranteed to exude elegance

Whether it be a beachside dinner or a summer soirée, there is always a reason to dress up in the summertime. Transparent mules will prove to be summer essentials for years to come! As worn by pro golfer Maha Haddioui, our Vivienne mules add a subtle yet effective touch to your summer looks. Transparent shoes are a versatile wardrobe staple guaranteed to help you pull off any summer looks. Due to their ‘naked’ features, they effortlessly pair with anything and everything, whilst the chunky heel offers the comfort your feet crave in the summer heat.

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Which type of shoes are best in summer? Summer shoes that dazzle!

What better time to sparkle than summer? Dazzling jewels catch the summer rays to set off sun-drenched skin beautifully. The Ramatuelle mid-heels are the perfect accomplice for any showstopping summer style – featuring an open-toe and a crystal-lined strap – as seen on Isabella, the Ramatuelle effortlessly dresses up a straight-legged trouser, adding an eye-catching pop to muted tone outfit. Available in silver, gold, or fuchsia, the Ramatuelle mid-heels are a statement shoe to set you apart in any crowd.

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Are loafers good summer shoes? Footwear which will promise a chic comfort!

Loafers make fantastic summer work shoes when an open toe style is less appropriate, such as in the office or when you simply aren’t convinced that the weather will hold out and summer-showers are on the horizon. Elevate your office look with ease in a simple statement loafer, much like style icon Olivia Palermo often does. Our Sophie loafers pair well with any smart-casual summer looks, adding a chic formal touch. Rather than opt for classic black flat shoes, the white or tan shades in our beautifully soft calf-leather Sophie loafers are the solution your wardrobe is seeking this summer to pair well with lighter-hued summer style!

If you are looking for something a little height, the Collette mule as seen on Guili Romanelli, is a great summer style. Guili paired the light blue shade with her outfit to add a bright, airy edge to her look. The Colour Pop collection help you transition between spring and summer style with ease.

Stylish woman wearing beige sleeveless trench and blue mules

The Pleasure of Dopamine Dressing

Match These 5 Classy Shoes with Daring & Colourful Clothes

Why are people dopamine dressing?

If you’re wearing an outfit you love, you’ll feel fabulous – and there’s no look better than the look of confidence! Dopamine dressing is about enhancing your mood, because when you feel good, you look good! Colour is proven to be a pivotal contributor to this joy-inducing trend, where a bright shade can go a long way in boosting your mood.

If you’re wondering, what are the dopamine colour trends, let us share our personal favourite colourful shoes to give any look a daring edge to empower you, in a beat. Colourful shoes always look great with colourful clothes, and are certain to make you stand out from any crowd!

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Paint the Town Red: The Best Colour Shoes with Red Dress

The red dress is the ultimate dopamine look, fuelling a look of passion and confidence. With a bold statement red piece, the Jackie pumps in burgundy work incredibly well. These colourful heels are the perfect compromise between too-little and too-much, where a dark blush of colour will see you step outside the realms of neutral shades and assert yourself as self-assured, and stylistically aware. Very dopamine dressing indeed! If you’re looking to take a step further within the realms of red, why not consider a pair of Ghazal’s women’s red shoes, which will prove to be a timeless feel-good factor for years to come? These look fantastic when paired with orange or pink tones, blue denim, or a simplistic dark or neutral mono hued look.

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An Endless Palette: Colourful Shoes to Match Colourful Clothes

If you’re a fan of statement patterns and bright shades, a metallic shoe can add an elegant yet fun touch. Our Cate mid-heels in silver are guaranteed to add some pizzaz to any look, effortlessly pairing with any shade or pattern, metallic tones work as a neutral – but they are far from muted! These colourful shoes will boost your mood and put a bounce in your step. They’ll give you a bold edge that sets your style apart – putting you the centre of attention before you’ve even muttered a word.

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In Full Bloom: The Ultimate Dopamine Look for Spring

Looking for some dopamine-dressing inspiration for warmer seasons? With Spring around the corner, the hazy days of dewy sunrises and blossoming blooms are in sight. A lime green shoe is the perfect Spring-time hue that pairs with an array of colours from pastels to stronger tones, as well as muted shades and patterns too. Lime green has charisma, it has charm, and it oozes confidence. It’s bold and keen to be seen, just like our Jackie pumps. The elegant straps of these iconic colourful shoes stand out evermore in this not-so-subtle shade and offer a new dimension to whatever look you are donning.

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How do you Stop Yourself from Feeling Blue? Colourful shoes!

Dopamine dressing is a great pick-me-up when you need a confidence boost – So turn the blues on their head and wear them instead! The Icon Colette Mules are an easy slip on to restore your mood, with their sleek pointed toe, beautifully soft leather and very wearable low heel. Colette light blue is airy and cheerful, effortlessly lifting the mood of any look from a classic simple jean and a white tee, to slip dresses and pencil or A-line skirts. This shade looks great with almost any colour. The effects of wearing these chic colourful shoes are undeniable, and your blues will be banished before you know it.

Stylish woman wearing beige sleeveless trench and blue mules
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Olivia Palermo street style
Stylish woman wearing white pump heels

The 5 Best Olivia Palermo Style Ideas

How to dress like a fashion icon? 

How to Dress like a Fashion Icon: The Best Olivia Palermo Style Ideas

Being fashionable is never easy. Effortless style actually requires far more effort than one might suggest. To achieve a perfect look, every aspect needs to be articulated from head to toe. Take Olivia Palermo… whether she’s donning an astounding dress or a distinctive coat, signature Olivia Palermo outfits will always be finished with a classic shoe. So, how can you channel your inner Olivia Palermo fashion style?

Olivia Palermo crossing the street

Embrace Sophistication: The Olivia Palermo casual style you need to know about

With a winter chill still among us, trench coats and long dresses seem to be the safest fashion choice paired with a pair of trustee ankle boots, allowing for chic elegance and a layer of warmth. Olivia regularly achieves this look to precision with a pair of chunky combat boots. If you’re thinking, ‘How can I be like Olivia Palermo?’, our LouLou military boots are handmade with the finest quality butter-soft Nappa leather, making them the perfect option to achieve an air of effortless style like Olivia’s, whilst guaranteeing versality and comfort.

 

Lou Lou black leather military shoes

How to look like Olivia Palermo when it comes to street style

As a native to Upper East side style, it is no surprise the Olivia Palermo street style has become a large stylistic influence when it comes to mastering the perfect cosmopolitan look. If you’re someone who is seeking a shoe for a long day in the city, flat shoes are the ultimate choice for you, whether you are opting for a glamourous dress or a smart-casual jean-oriented look. Olivia is often spotted wearing masculine style loafers paired with ultra-feminine tailoring, and the Sophie Loafer is a great silhouette to achieve her style. Available in a selection of classic tones, Sophie is an easy option to compliment any outfit, to achieve that elegant, yet comfortable look.

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Quintessential Olivia Palermo style: Statement footwear for every occasion

Bold coloured shoes are the epitome of Olivia Palermo style, adding a pop of life into monochrome and neutral styled outfits. If you’re making a statement, you’ll most likely have somewhere important to be, meaning comfort is key. Our signature Inès pumps are available across a broad colour palette – Olivia opted for our orange shade, embodying a fierce confidence alongside her lime Ellie Saab look during Paris Fashion Week. When taking the streets of New York, she opted for a muted option by pairing the Inès pumps in white to add a sleek edginess to her powder blue two piece.  Belonging to our Icon collection, the Inès pump offers a timeless gracefulness which will compliment any style.

Olivia Palermo street style

How to look like Olivia Palermo whilst maintaining comfort

Ever wondered ‘how can I look like Olivia Palermo?’ Olivia Palermo’s style frequently incorporates shoes devoid of heels, or with low or mid heels to ensure she walks with a comfortable air in her step. Spotted walking her dog in NYC wearing the Ghazal Lee mules, which are soon to make a come-back, you’ll note Olivia often opts for a little embellishment when it comes to her footwear. Our Ramatuelle mid-heel bridges the gap between style and wearability, with a block heel making them easy to walk in and a subtle crystal embellished strap for a touch of glamour, they take you from day-to-night at a moment’s notice, making them the perfect party shoe! Mid-heels are the solution to comfortable party shoes for an unforgettable night out

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Elegant Olivia Palermo
Olivia Palermo in a stylish outfit
Olivia Palermo wearing sunglasses and elegant blue outfit
Olivia Palermo wearing stylish vibrant green outfit
Olivia Palermo in a stylish blue outfit

Dress Shoes for Women: Elevate Your Look with These Stylish Formal Shoes

How to choose the most comfortable dress shoes for women? 

Effortlessly elevate your look with these classy formal shoes

Dress shoes for women are far more flexible than one might imagine, as a dress shoe can essentially be any style you would wear to the office, a wedding, even a dinner party – or indeed any occasion you want to look a little extra polished. Every woman’s closet needs at the very least one pair of dress shoes that are versatile enough to match with your wardrobe staples.

Which shoes are best for formal wear?

There are many occasions were looking elegant is key, maybe for an upcoming summer soiree, a special evening event or maybe even a job interview but choosing the right formal shoes for women can feel a little overwhelming. Timeless formal heels, such as our Inès pumps are a classic wardrobe must-have available in both muted and colour pop tones, but if you’re looking for comfortable dress shoes, mid-heels or mules can be a great alternative. Ghazal’s crystal-embellished Ramatuelle are a gorgeous option, as they perfectly balance glamour and comfort. Mid heels still have the power to create a beautiful silhouette providing a confidence boost, while staying comfortable too. If you want to make a statement, consider the bolder colours like fuchsia pink or gold.

Stylish woman wearing white pump heels

What formal shoes can I wear instead of heels?

A day-to-night outfit can save you a lot of time when you need to work late but want to go out with friends in the evening. Formal flat shoes can effortlessly bridge work and play, which is why a trendy, preppy loafer is a good option if you don’t fancy wearing a heel. Regardless of whether you’re running errands, going out for dinner with friends or attending a work event, a pair of formal flat shoes can still feel very stylish. Elevate any outfit with our soft nappa-leather loafers, Sophie, or Ghazal’s iconic flat slides, Chloe, work perfectly for warmer occasions.

Black leather loafers for women

How do you dress professionally without heels?

Formal wear will continue to be redefined in the following years but finding the right balance between comfort and a formal look can be tricky. Does it mean that formal heels are still a must-have? Not necessarily. In women’s wardrobes, where dresses have long ruled both office and eveningwear, a new take on the trouser suit has emerged – especially the peg trouser. And what better way to complement the look than with a more formal flat shoe, like our patent leather ankle-boot, Lou Lou. This lace-up military style will make you feel strong and assertive in total comfort from dawn to dusk. Discover more elegant work shoes that every woman should own.

Stylish woman wearing beige sleeveless trench and blue pumps

What are the most comfortable dress shoes for women?

Fancy restaurants, business meetings, and formal events, all tend to require more formal dress shoes for women.  A stylish mule can be a good option for those seeking a little more comfort than classic formal heels provide, keeping a bit of height but with more stability mules look and feel graceful without sacrificing comfort! A pointed toe mule with a kitten heel is effortlessly feminine and flirty, which is why Ghazal’s Colette silhouette, which comes in a handful of gorgeous hues including light blue, lime and pink, can elevate any outfit.

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How to Clean Shoes

Polish, Clean & Protect Your Shoes In a Proper Way

How can I clean my shoes at home?

Ghazal products are handcrafted using the highest quality materials. Our intention is not only to create beautiful pieces that will transcend time through timeless style, but durability with the correct care. This guide is a reference for how to clean shoes at home.

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Storage: We recommend storing your Ghazal shoes in their satin care bags placed inside a shoebox, away from direct sunlight and heat. Shoes with crystal rhinestones and/or metal hardware should be kept in such a way that the accessories are not leaning on any outer fabric of the shoes which could create indentation.

 

Shape: Over time, your shoes will naturally begin to mould to the shape of your foot however, to maintain the shape and longevity of your shoes we recommend stuffing your Ghazal shoes with either white tissue paper or using a shoe tree.

The shoe-making process

Heels: Through extensive wear the heel tips of your Ghazal pumps, mid-heels, mules and platforms shoes may begin to deteriorate. We recommend changing heel tips as they start to wear, ahead of when the inner heel begins to show. This not only protects the heel, but also ensures your stability when wearing your heels and will help retain the shape of the shoe. Heel tips can be changed quickly and with ease via a reputable cobbler.

 

Soles: The soles of your Ghazal shoes are made from a smooth, delicate leather that will be subject to marking from the first wear. This is not a manufacturing fault, it’s normal wear and tear of a leather sole shoe. We recommend avoiding walking on wet surfaces, as this could alter the structure of the soles and may even lead to staining of the upper.

For our chunky sole boots we advise to remove any surface dirt by simply wiping with a clean, damp cloth. We strongly do not recommend replacing the Ghazal original soles as this may alter the entire structure of the shoes.

The shoe-making process

Embellishments: Rhinestone crystals and metal detailing on Ghazal shoes are delicately placed by hand. Therefore, it’s important to ensure any hardware embellishments are kept out of contact of the upper fabrication as this may cause the material to indent, scratch, or tear.

Ensure the shoes are stored in their care bags in such a way that the crystals do not come into contact with any part of the fabric.

We recommend avoiding contact with any liquids such as water, alcohol, oils, and solvents. Should any hardware embellishments encounter any liquid, pat dry with a cloth immediately.

Lining:  To preserve the lining of your Ghazal shoes, gently remove any surface dirt with a clean damp cloth.

How do you deep clean dirty shoes?

In the case your ghazal shoes become soiled, we recommend taking them to a reputable cobbler to have them professionally cleaned.

The process of cleaning shoes

For more assistance please contact us directly at [email protected] and we will be very happy to advise you.

How to clean leather shoes

As with all animal skins, Nappa leather will naturally wrinkle and soften with age. You can gently remove surface dirt using a clean, dry, soft cloth.

How to polish shoes:

We recommend using a neutral leather conditioner to maintain the softness of the leather however, we strongly encourage you to spot test the product before applying all over the leather. Ensure shoes are thoroughly dry before wear.

Metallic leather: This particularly delicate form of leather uses a laminated finish to provide a smooth and glossy surface which makes it particularly sensitive to marking, so we recommend avoiding contact with any abrasive objects and surfaces. To clean, gently remove surface dirt with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Do not apply any leather care products on metallic leather.

How to clean suede shoes

Gently remove surface dirt and unify the pile of the fabric with a soft suede brush. To maintain the richness of colour, always store Ghazal shoes in their care bags away from any direct light or heat.

As an extra measure, we encourage using a waterproofing spray to help protect the suede from any light water contact. Remember to always spot test products first to ensure colourfastness.

The process of cleaning shoes

How to clean patent leather shoes

Patent leather is achieved through a varnish coating providing a durable outer layer for your shoes and the smooth, glossy appearance. To maintain the gloss of patent leather, use a soft cloth to gently remove any surface dirt. Due to the sensitivity to colour transfer, ensure you store Ghazal patent leather shoes in their care bags away from any other leather materials, direct light and heat.

Glitter leather: Glitter covered fabrics or leather may have a sparkly yet coarse surface, therefore we advise to avoid contact with abrasive objects or surfaces as abrasion may lead to a loss of glitter. Do not apply any leather care products to glitter covered shoes. You can gently remove surface dirt with a clean, dry, soft cloth. If the shoes become wet leave them to dry naturally away from heat and sunlight.

The process of cleaning shoes

How to clean satin fabric shoes

Our luxurious satin is sourced for the highest quality, and durability however, being a naturally delicate fabric, we highly recommend avoiding contact with sharp or abrasive objects and surfaces that may cause the satin to snag or tear.

Satin shoes with crystal embellishments should be stored in their care bags in such a way that the crystals do not come into contact with any part of the satin fabric. Contact with liquids are likely to cause the satin to stain, therefore it is important to keep your shoes away from rain, alcohol, oil and any other liquids.

How do you clean Ghazal flats shoes made of fabric? You can gently remove surface dirt by using a clean, dry, soft cloth although, a waterproofing spray may help protect the satin from light water contact. Reminder: Always spot test products before applying to your Ghazal shoes to ensure colourfastness.

4 Date Night Outfits Ideas

with Shoes You Will Fall in Love with

The art of the date night outfit

We all love to get dressed up every now and again, and date night is a golden opportunity to spruce yourself up for the night and feel amazing. Whether you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or ‘Galentine’s’ for the single ladies, we all know a date starts way before the date actually starts! So, what should a woman wear on a date night?

Plan ahead: Date night outfit ideas

A date night outfit has no rules other than making you feel confident, sexy, and flirty… But, as shoe lovers over here, we believe that every outfit starts from the ground up! So, before we start with date night outfits, let’s talk date night shoes and the logistics of the date. Is this a dinner date? A causal date? A walking date? And most importantly, what’s the weather like?

If you’re planning a night out for dinner and drinks with moderate weather, your wardrobe is your oyster, but if you’re wondering, how can I look seductive without trying? Our signature style, the Jackie pump from our Icon collection is an elegant silhouette featuring a T-bar strap with discreet silver buckle, available in in a number of colourways with three heel heights, including a comfortable mid-heel, is quietly glamourous yet versatile enough to pair with almost anything.

If you’re someone who, while wearing high-heels is always thinking to yourself, I hope the next bar isn’t too far away, then a more walkable heel such as Platforms could be the answer. Our Bella platforms give the illusion of a heel, but feel far more comfortable than a stiletto.

Woman wearing an oversized blazer and black and white pump heels

Casual date outfit

What do you wear to a casual date night? For some this can seem tricker than a romantic dinner, as your trustee LBD is out of the window if you’re doing causal, but that doesn’t mean heels have to be! Instead of opting for a high heel, try going for some Mid-heels or Mules instead. You get the bonus of a little height, which can do wonders for making you feel a little sassy, but also appear more laid back for a casual date night outfit. Either style pairs easily with jeans, leaving you endless options for what to add on top to either dress your look up a little or tone it right down.

 

What to wear on a walking date

That being said, if you are going on a date where you’re likely to be doing a fair amount of walking, heels are generally not recommended for your date outfit.  Although if a little heel is a must, then the Colette mule could still be a great option. Otherwise, casual flat shoes such as the Sophie loafer, in any of the hues can easily compliment a pared back look. Think jeans, cigarette pants or an A-line skirt paired with a classic white tee, silk camisole, soft cashmere cardi, or for a little more pizzaz maybe an embellished blouse. As day turns to night, simply slip your feet into a pair of timeless pumps such as the Jackie T-bar or the Inès court style, and you’ll elevate your look ready to head to a bar.

Black pump heels with a strap

Winter date night outfits

How do you wear heels in winter? Okay, so black heels are practically a given. No winter wardrobe is complete without a pair of trustee black pumps. Inès is a timeless style from our Icon collection that adds a touch of glamour to any look available in a sumptuous soft black suede and an array of other shades, these versatile pumps are available with an 85mm or 100mm heel. For more winter date outfit ideas read ‘Match These 4 Pairs of Shoes with Winter Outfits To Look Effortlessly Chic.’

White pump heels
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Jenny Walton wearing platform heels

How to Walk in Heels

The Ultimate Guide to Looking Graceful in Heels

There’s no question about it. Wearing heels can be quite a challenge. On top of that, various factors can impact your comfort, like how high the heel is, the different surfaces you’ll be walking on and how long you have to wear your heels. 

So is there a way of finding it a bit easier? Yes! Discover how to walk in heels comfortably for a more pleasant experience.

HOW TO WALK IN HEELS FOR BEGINNERS 

Wearing heels well takes some practice.  So if you’re new to wearing them, of you’ve a new pair, it’s best to break them in. Before heading out, wear them at home for a while, ideally with some socks on. Yes, with socks! It’ll break them in and make them feel less restrictive. Practice on different surfaces starting with a carpeted floor or rug until you’ve got the hang of walking, then move onto a potentially more slippery surface, allowing your new shoes to adapt to your feet. Before mastering how to walk in stilettos without any visible effort, do some chores, gently stretching your heels and minimising the potential of any future blisters. Another critical factor to consider before learning how to walk in heels is mastering how to stand in them properly to avoid exhausting your feet prematurely. Remember, while practicing at home, to ensure the heel hits the ground first, followed by your toes, contrary to walking in flats. 

 

Green patterned platform heels with a sock

HOW TO WALK IN HEELS LIKE A PRO

Once you’ve mastered the basics, now it is time to step it up a notch and learn to saunter in heels like a pro. One of the essential steps toward a more graceful walk is keeping your posture in check. Relax your arms and lift your head up but also be mindful of your spine and abdominal muscles so that you can stand straight and engage your core all at once. Along with posture, it is equally important to pace yourself while walking. In order to learn how to walk in stilettos with confidence, take small and measured steps as if you were walking on an invisible line stretched in front of you. If you’re walking too fast, it may appear unnatural, resulting in hesitant movement and swinging. Last but not least, remember that mastering how to walk in heels isn’t going to prevent you from experiencing some discomfort after a few hours of walking. It is absolutely normal. Stilettos are undoubtedly meant to be enjoyed, accentuating your silhouette and empowering you to feel more confident. To diversify, keep a healthy balance and match your outfits also with flat shoes or mid-heels.

White pump heels with a strap

ADDITIONAL TIPS & TRICKS ON HOW TO WALK IN STILETTOS 

If you have done a little research on how to walk in heels properly and every piece of advice seemed impossible to implement, first, you need to consider whether your chosen heels are genuinely the right height for you. The second thing to keep in mind is the construction of your stiletto. The shoe needs to be stable. If you are rocking from side to side while walking, this is a sign that these particular heels are not the right style for you. If your favourite stilettos suddenly seem to have turned into a nightmare after a few months of bliss, the devil lies in the detail, not in the magic behind how to walk in heels without pain. The reason for your discomfort is either that it is perhaps the right time to consider a new pair or maybe try adding some support in the form of soft shoe cushioning. 

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DISCOVER GHAZAL’S STUNNING PUMPS & WALK WITH UNWORDLY GRACE 

Do you want to know how to walk in stilettos with ease but are yet on the lookout for a pair of your dreams? If you are seeking absolutely flawless heels, Ghazal’s iconic pumps will certainly give you everything you need from classic stilettos. Our beloved pumps, Inès, available in two different heights, materials and hues, represent a contemporary twist on the traditional stiletto, gently balancing between timelessness and modernity. If you are looking for opportunities to learn how to walk in heels in a proper way, the Ghazal pumps might be the first step to practising your graceful walk. Discover how to walk in stilettos without losing your balance (and mind) thanks to Ghazal’s sophisticated collection of pumps, designed to support you every step of the way. Not sure which pair to choose? Let us inspire you with heeled pumps for every occasion.

Casual Dinner Outfits with Elegant and Comfortable Shoes

Meeting up with your friends for dinner and glass or two of vino is one of life’s simple pleasures, but deciding what to wear is not always quite so simple! Forget decision fatigue with staples that are wardrobe saviours. Take any look from day to night, or desk to dinner with Ghazal’s collection of timeless, stylish and incredibly comfortable women’s shoes. Your forever go-tos for the times you need to dress at a moment’s notice. Side-step trends for iconic styles that will stand the test of time.

WHAT TO WEAR TO A CASUAL DINNER? CASUAL OUTFIT IDEAS THAT MAKE YOU LOOK INCREDIBLY CHIC 

Our iconic mules, Colette, perfectly complement any casual dinner outfits. Colette is available in a collection of colours that pair easily with all sides of your wardrobe, bringing a touch of understated glamour to any look. Pair Colette with your favourite jeans, a crisp white tee and a boyfriend blazer, staple black trousers and a silk blouse, a midi-dress and cropped blazer, palazzo pants and tank top, the options to style our Colette Mules are endless. Whether you prefer bold prints, or you like to keep things scaled back, the Colette mules are where to start. From classic tones of nude or black to hues of zesty lime and paintbox pink, elevate your casual dinner outfits with Ghazal’s comfortable shoes; an emblem of quality and craftsmanship made using the finest materials. Versatile styles that are quintessentially premium. 

Elegant woman wearing light blue mules shoes

PERFECT CASUAL DINNER OUTFITS WITH GHAZAL’S COMFORTABLE SHOES FOR EVERY SEASON 

Looking to add a little glitz to your next casual dinner outfit? Opt for something scaled back such as an all-black look and pair with Ghazal’s crystal-embellished mid-heels, Ramatuelle. This simple yet elegant look will undoubtedly influence your attitude and the way you feel compared with any other casual dinner outfits. For another statement look, pair cropped straight jeans with a loose, low-buttoned silk blouse tucked in. During cooler months, try layering a camel wool coat, with an oversized mohair knit and classic leather trousers with our soft nappa-leather loafers, Sophie. Casual outfit ideas do not have to be complicated, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Thanks to Ghazal’s timeless footwear, there are infinite possibilities for matching your beloved pieces to create unforgettable casual dinner outfits for any occasion. 

An elegant woman wearing black mid-heel shoes

CASUAL DINNER OUTFITS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THE MAIN CHARACTER 

Take charge of your destiny with a carefully selected, elegant wardrobe filled with numerous casual outfit ideas to take your personal style up a notch. From social soirées to networking events, client cocktail parties to romantic nights on the town, a casual party outfit that balances classic elegance and understated glamour will turn heads. Ghazal’s iconic Jackie pumps will always have you covered. Discover timeless design with a sophisticated allure that pairs seamlessly with a classic LBD, tailored coords, longline dresses and even has the power to elevate your staple denim jeans.  So, whether you’re opting for a minimalist look or for something a little more embellished, our classic stilettos are all you need to add some effortless elegance to your look.

 

CASUAL DINNER OUTFITS FOR A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS  

On balmy summer nights heading for dinner with friends, relax your style with an understated pair of flat slides. The Ghazal Chloé slider, is available with a black faux fur or crystal embellished, soft black leather strap and molded leather footbeds for a comfortable fit. The Chloé sandals add a touch of glamour to any otherwise understated look. Our elegant yet incredibly comfortable flat shoes are a perfect solution for Ghazal women who prioritise comfort. Discover our entire collection of Italian women’s shoes and choose a pair that will make your casual dinner outfits luxurious and aspirational. Planning a night in the town? Let these Ghazal party styles inspire your look: comfortable party shoes for an unforgettable night out

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Finding the Perfect Match: What Shoes to Wear with Jeans

The best shoes to wear with jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple for a reason, they are one of the most versatile pieces one can have in their closet! Like most of us, you probably own a couple of pairs that you wear on repeat, because let’s face it – when you find that perfect fit, be it skinnies, a wider leg flare with a little extra room or a vintage style mom cut, you just can’t get enough of them. The fact is, denim jeans likely won’t ever go out of style, hence why you see them on everyone from moms on the school run to the fashion elite. Denim can be effortlessly dressed up or down, simply by knowing which shoes to wear with jeans.

Do you wear black or brown shoes with jeans?

If you’re wondering which hues you can pair with jeans, the answer is any! Black, brown, orange, red, white… Every single colour works with jeans because denim is essentially a neutral. So, if you’re thinking, “should shoes be darker or lighter than pants?” there is no right or wrong answer. The options of shoes to wear with jeans is never-ending. With so many different denim silhouettes available, keep scrolling for timeless inspiration of which type of shoes are the best for jeans for ladies…

Shoes to wear with skinny jeans

If you’re a die-hard slim-fit lover, it’s likely because they are one of the most versatile silhouettes when it comes to pairing footwear. Match easily with ankle boots, such as our Lou Lou military booties, or casual flat shoes such as the Sophie loafer, in any of the shades available to compliment your top, be that a classic white tee, a silk camisole, soft cashmere cardi, or embellished blouse. As day turns to night, simply slip your feet into a pair of timeless pumps such as the Jackie T-bar or the Inès court style, and you’ll elevate your look ready to head to a bar.

Elegant couple wearing stylish clothes

Shoes to wear with flare jeans

Bootcut flares have made a solid comeback and we’re here for it. A wide-leg trouser can take your look from drab to fab in a beat but finding the right shoes to wear with flare jeans may not be as simple as with a skinny style. For warmer weather, the Chloè sandal from our range of flat shoes will look uber chic for a casual day out shopping. To dress your wide-leg jeans up, try a pair of mid-heels such as our Ramatuelle, as the rhinestone band will add a touch of glamour to take you out to dinner with friends at a moment’s notice. If you’d rather have a little height, our Bella platforms will add a bit of edge to your look.

 

Shoes to wear with mom jeans

Straight-cut mom jeans are all about highlighting the ankles, so pair with flat shoes such as the Sophie, or for warmer days the Chloè sandal will look great for running errands or shopping with the girls. A sophisticated pair of heels will elevate most outfits, and the Jackie pumps are without doubt the right choice if you are considering what shoes to wear to brunch at the new hip joint to be seen this weekend. The T-bar style will pull any look together adding a touch of understated elegance for an outfit worthy of any occasion.

Elegant brunette wearing black and white pump heels

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