For those who aren’t familiar with Lulu Hun, they’re a vintage-inspired shoe brand offered by Collectif. Their line has a real mixture of styles, from novelty print flats to classic T-bar and Mary Jane styles reminiscent of eras gone by, to fun wedges and smart-wear court heels. Every pair has a touch of vintage about them. Summer wedges lover that I am, it’s no surprise that the Jessie Textured Wedges caught my eye.
Shoes: Navy Jessie Textured Wedges C/O Lulu Hun
Dress: Sunday Rose Norma Jean by Retrospec’d
Cardigan: Teal Tootsie Cropped Cardigan from Doll Me Up
Bangles: Narrow Blue & French Blue bangles by Splendette
As much as I love wedges, I must admit the vast majority of my wedges collection are quite basic in design. The first thing I noticed about the Jessie wedges when they arrived was how well designed they were in comparison, what a lovely mixture of materials they’d used. The braided rope detail of the heel and the raffia textured wrap-style peeptoe are beautifully juxtaposed against the softly shiny champagne of the satin-esque ribbon trim, ankle strap and heel cap. Even the inner sole is pretty, lined in a funky paisley pattern that reminds me of the red paisley skirt I wore obsessively as a 7-year-old. (Man, I loved that skirt, and the pink t-shirt I clash-wore it with nonstop. I guess I’ve just always had style.)
These wedges are incredibly comfortable, something that’s really important to me because as much as I love how great sky-high wedges look in pictures, I just can’t handle wearing them for a full day out of summer fun. These have a 3.5 inch heel with a 1/2 inch platform, which pretty much makes them my perfect wedge–just enough height to feel like I have that peppy summer lift feeling, not so little height that I feel mumsy or dowdy.
In terms of sizing, Lulu Hun advised me that they’ve been told these are running a little small so sizing up is recommended if you’re at the larger end of your shoe size. I always wear a UK size 7, although sometimes I do find a 7 can come up a bit loose on me and they’re hardly ever small. That makes me think I must be a small size 7, perhaps even an unknowing 6.5. As a result, I opted for the size 7 in the Jessie and found them to be a perfect fit. If you know you’re a half size, I’d suggest following Lulu Hun’s advice by sizing up, but if you know you’re at the smaller end of your size scale I think the peeptoe on these wedges mean you’ll be safe ordering your usual size.
The Jessie textured wedges are available in UK sizes 3 to 8 in both Navy and Yellow, both costing £48. They’re sold through the Collectif website, which ships internationally.