Sometimes I miss being able to wear high heels, mostly when I see a really delicate style, as it’s just harder to find dainty styles in a lower, sturdier heel. There’s something about footwear brands that assume those of us who wear lower heels automatically want a bulkier, blockier style overall, and that’s simply not the case–I wear low heels because my left foot has never quite been the same after I suffered with a stretch of Plantar Fascitis a few years ago, not because I don’t like stylish, pretty, lovely things. At least when it comes to summer wedges we low-heel wearers don’t automatically get relegated to a frumpier footwear category, since espadrilles and all the other usual summer suspects look just as cute with a lower wedge as with a towering one. Lulu Hun, however, have gone one step further in pleasing me this season by releasing Jennifer, a gorgeous pair of wedges with a strappy open toe that makes up for all the slinky little strappy stilettos I can no longer wear. Roll on summer!
Shoes: Black Jennifer wedges gifted by Lulu Hun
Dress: Cesira swing dress by Collectif*
Bag: Black Tara bag by Lulu Hun*
Cardigan: Ivory cropped cardigan by MAK [Affiliate code Yemak-Amymay for 40% off all orders]
Bangles: Red Heavy Carve bangles by Splendette
One of my favourite things about the warmer months is getting out all my wedges and open toed sandals from storage, and these Jennifer wedges will fit in perfectly with that lovingly curated collection of summer shoes. Jennifer comes in 3 colours, red, yellow and black, and while all 3 would work beautifully with my wardrobe I knew I’d get the most wear out of the black colourway, so here she is, en noir, strappy and sassy.
Made in PU leather, these shoes sport thin straps that reach across the vamp to meet a diamond shaped cut-out in its centre, creating a small peep-toe. It’s a delicate design that looks quite dressy from the front, but is balanced out by the modest 7cm height wedge heel and the thicker ankle strap. Said strap fastens by wrapping fully around the ankle from behind, closing with a metal buckle on your outer ankle.
I love how pretty and dainty the straps are across the vamp. The diamond cut-out makes for a gorgeous focal point in the design, bringing to mind for me all the angular shapes of the Art Deco movement. These shoes can be worn interchangeably with vintage fashions as well as modern styles, timeless and versatile in a way that will serve as a wardrobe staple. The fact that they’re also made from PU is a bonus for me too, as that means they’ll be easy to clean and care for–I can be quite hard wearing on my shoes, and I’ve caused the rope to unravel from more than one pair of espadrilles or neutral wedges over the years, so I know PU is a more sensible material choice for my apparently clodding and bashing gait.
I have slightly wide UK size 7 feet and can often need to size up into an 8 when half sizes or wider widths aren’t offered. As such, I asked for the Jennifer in a size 8, which is my usual size in Lulu Hun. They fit great, just as all my other size 8 Lulu Huns do, and the straps hold my feet in well, with no threat of a little piggy sliding out through the straps as can sometimes be the case in a more sparsely-strapped shoe. A summer gem!
The Jennifer Wedges are available in UK sizes 3-9 and in 3 colours, red, black and yellow. Lulu Hun ship worldwide and can be found in-store in Collectif’s UK shops, as well as carried by select stockists around the globe in-store and online.
Disclaimer: The shoes featured in this review were gifted to me by Lulu Hun. Items marked with an asterix* are items I bought myself from companies that have previously gifted me other items for review. The use of my MAK affiliate code will generate me a small commission from your order. All opinions expressed are truthful and my own, with no input from any of the companies listed or any other individuals.
COVID-19 NOTE: These pictures were taken alone and safely in a secluded outdoors area with no other individuals present or passing, thus practising strict social distancing measures in an effort to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.