When you think of the warmer months, the shift to lighter, brighter days and more time spent enjoying the outdoors is at the top of the list. Looking fabulous while you’re enjoying the grand stretch of spring and summer is a no brainer and in 2021, NeroGiardini’s directional designs are the perfect mix of exquisite materials and a glamorous aesthetic to take you from the park to the seaside.
With their signature Italian techniques and unmistakable eye for detail, every pair is truly wearable with exceptional craftsmanship showcased in their range of sneakers, sandals and heels, platforms and boots. Here are some of our favourite pieces from the NeroGiardini new season Spring-Summer 2021 collection you can step out in for picnics, strolls, al fresco meals, special events and your seasonal wardrobe.
These modern styles evoke many of our favourite trends for SS21 – metallics, late nineties and early noughties, streetwear and dramatic silhouettes – with the NeroGiardini range entirely made in Italy making every pair an instant classic that’s worth the investment!
We adore the accessible effortlessness of retro sneakers to take us to new style heights. Platform sneakers are here to stay as a footwear staple with each iteration feeling less ‘Spice Girls’ and more distinct to this era of relaxed self-expression. Go for a whimsical spring feel in a E115193D platform sneaker that’s fresh as a new-age daisy thanks to the gelato pastel shades of yellow leather and space age holographic panels. If you like to stand out from the crowd, try the opulent E010567D white sneaker. Mesh panelling and a cleated, 4.5cm sole are just two details that make this shoe the perfect complement to a cropped wide-leg denim plus white tee combo or a breezy summer dress.
SS21 heels speak to the endurance of staple shoes with a flattering twist. The understated minimalism of these designs will have you ready for the Sex and the City reboot, hitting the pavement and turning heads. The timeless shape of this season’s style is suitable for work and play with a sleek pointed toe and a curved ankle detail that elongates legs. Wow everyone in the E011080DE black stiletto or E011080DE nude patent stiletto while enjoying the luxury of a dainty yet walkable heel. No matter which shade you choose, you’re setting a sartorial standard all day long in these stilettos.
The beauty of Athleisure-inspired designs is how well they work with an elegant off-duty look and a high-low fashion ensemble. This season, Athleisure is very street style meets catwalk with no-nonsense monochromatic designs that complement activewear as much as a Sunday lunch outfit thanks to on-trend metallic lines. You can stick to the sport shoe minimalism of the refined E115286D rock sand trainers that are extra eye-catching thanks to stone and stud panels for a go-to shoe from the early days of spring to late summer. The nineties are definitely staying around with our other Athleisure favourite, the E115200D chunky trainer. This trainer is decidedly European with a stark palette of Mediterranean white leather, black trim and platinum accents finished with toggle logo detailing that begs to be offset with a simple outfit. A statement shoe never looked so good nor felt as comfortable.
Leather shoes have a place in your wardrobe year round due to their warmth, protection, and structural appeal. Leather sneakers are reworked for SS21 with colour, unexpected patterns and easy, ‘flatform’ soles so you can easily settle into a day of activities without ever needing to change your shoes. The luxurious E115263D white sneakers reference college style in the seventies and new-wave early noughties sportiness so you can revisit denim flares or a slip dress with equal impact. Clashing drama reigns on the E115252D white combi leather sneaker that’s all about shimmery leopard print and bold mustard yellow balanced out with black outer lines that nod to the cult sports shoe archive. Try this sneaker with a black midi skirt and denim jacket for a superior ‘pocketful of sunshine’ look.
In Ireland, it never hurts to have boots on hand and chunky styles are here to stay. As we welcome the good weather, you can start to experiment with options that aren’t just about keeping warm and dry. This collection showcases the same bohemian disco levity we saw over AW20 and you’ll be fully set for outdoor festivals, coastal adventures and city escapes. These boots are made for walking into unforgettable moments whether it’s the E116691D tan leather boots that offer extra height and lace fastenings with gorgeous pale contrasting gussets that will bring an edge to a flowy floral dress. Go all out and try the zip-up, knee-high E116694D white chunky boots for a nostalgic blast from the past that will have you blinded by the ‘style’ light. Still not convinced? We promise these styles will be everywhere this season and beyond with Who What Wear reporting, “Ankle boots will always be an essential shoe style to own, but if you want to look particularly forward in 2021, get yourself a pair of mid-calf or knee-high boots.”
Metallics are a must in our style book not least when they elevate a tried-and-true sneaker. With the accents and subtle sophistication of silvers through to golds, you have enhanced comfort in these NeroGiardini metallic styles that you’ll not only want to wear, you won’t be able to wait to show off. Our first pick from the collection are the E115303D metallic trainers. Combining a futuristic heel of mixed polished and snakeskin golds plus a chunky throwback to the nineties, these trainers would be adorable with an a-line mini skirt or a flowy floral midi. We also love how metallics are showing up in a range of shades especially with the E115140D combi trainers. This style goes all in on warm muted metallic tones that shine in a contrasting mix of hardware accents, technical fabrics and luxurious gold patent panelling. These are the trainers for you if you’re looking for an utterly chic shoe that you can go ‘full fashion’ in with a tailored suit or work back with distressed denim on the weekend.
Styling for Spring-Summer 2021
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