If you suddenly found yourself emerging a from the underground metro at Oxford Circus, you’d be greeted by a flurry of stylish Londoners. Stop for a minute to people watch, and I’m certain you’d be able to pick out a handful of the most popular fashion items in the UK. That’s because there’s actually a short list of London shoe trends quickly taking over the city from Kensington to Shoreditch.
London is such an epicenter for amazing street style, so we took to our favorite Instagram accounts to uncover which summer sandals, heels, and sneakers the city’s fashion set is wearing now. Ultimately, we uncovered seven It shoes that are carving out important spots in the closets of the city’s coolest. These are the $60 sporty sandals and new Chanel slides that are trending hard across the pond (though they’re starting to infiltrate the States, too).
Keep reading to discover and shop each of the warm-weather shoe staples Londoners are all wearing now.
“Tourist” sandals, “dad” sandals—call them what you will, but London girls will be strutting around the city all summer in these comfy-cool (and trendy) sandals.
Naturally, Chanel’s latest It shoe is making the rounds in the UK—though we’ve also spotted it on stylish women from L.A. to Copenhagen, too. (What can we say? It’s a worldwide fave.)
No one loves a good Topshop find more than UK girls since the affordable retailer has a huge base there. So it’s no wonder why its take on a ’90s-style strappy sandal would be adorning the feet of women all across London.
Would it really be an It shoe roundup without a mention of By Far? No, not really. The accessories brand continues to be wildly popular among the fashion set, and London girls are favoring its Libra Cutout Mules above all.
Somewhere in London, a fashion girl is wearing Gucci shoes right this minute. While its mules and sneakers reigned supreme in the past, it’s all about Gucci platform loafers right now.
If you had any doubt in your mind that this was the Zara buy of the summer, let Londoners persuade you even further. Strappy, white, and with a square toe, it doesn’t get any more 2019 than these.
Fact: Classic white sneakers go with literally everything. While each city has its own favorite, the UK is flooded with Veja’s sustainable pairs, thanks in part to Meghan Markle’s stamp of approval.