June 22, 2017

If Rihanna Says Embellished Shoes Are In, We Have No Choice But to Follow

Today, we got confirmation that Rihanna’s final collab with Manolo Blahnik is dropping in stores and online on July 6. Entitled So Stoned, the collection features shoes embellished with jewels and lucite buckles. Of course. Do you really expect anything less from Rih for her third collection for the legendary shoe label?

#RihannaXManolo The #SoSTONED collection….JULY 6. @manoloblahnikhq Pictured above: "Spice"

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I then expect from now till the collection drops for sale, embellished shoes will be the next trend. And until Rihanna drums up another fad, we’ll be on this train for a while to kick up our basics. So if you want to be ahead, here are a few shoes to get now including our pick from the So Stoned collection.

Emanuela Caruso Stones Embellished Flat Sandals

I look at this and see a weekend shoe that speaks of potential for midnight parties. I can see these go well with floral dresses but also a pop of color to your solid color ensemble. Available via Farfetch.

Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna So Stoned Bajan Princess

Out of the four styles in the collection, this one speaks to me on that practical and stylish level. (The thigh high Poison Ivy pair might be too extreme for everyday wear.) I can see this paired with jeans but also underneath long dresses. Available on July 6 via manoloblanik.com.

Dune London Annette Pointed Toe Brooch Trim Court Shoe



If you want a more classic approach to the embellished trend, this will do. The denim-like color gives it a casual vibe that when styled right, can make for a good statement shoe. Available at Greenbelt 5.

River Island Embellished Flower Block Heels

This one is a straight-up cute pair. It has a whimsical feel because of the stripes but it also looks comfortable given the block heel. It’s youthful and not intimidating if you want to ease yourself into this style. Available via Zalora.

Miss Selfridge Chorus Embellished Mules

This one gives off a more formal vibe. For those who live by wearing all black, this one might be an easy pick. The embellishments are just all clear crystals so it can be an effortless choice. Available online.

Zara Satin Slides with Gem Buckle


If you want to go for the trying but don’t want to make it obvious route, these cool blue pool slides are the answer. I love how they give off that luxe appearance. Don’t forget to have a nice pedicure. Available at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

Nicolas Kirkwood Casati Embellished Leather Loafers

A business shoe with a surprise on the heel. The pearls on these Nicolas Kirkwood shoe shout old-school class but with a modern twist. Now these are going to be  easy to wear for the office and with all the combos you’ve got in your closet. Available via Net-A-Porter.


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Dune London, fashion, Manolo Blahnik, Miss Selfridge, Nicolas Kirkwood, Preen, Preen.ph, Rihanna, River Island, shoes, So Stoned, zara

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