Chinese Laundry began life back in 1981 as a local shoe shop in Los Angeles. Since then, it's grown beyond the Hollywood Hills and become a truly global trendsetter for fun and feminine contemporary women’s footwear. Back in its LA birthplace, you might even see a pair or two stepping out on the red carpet from time to time.
This season's line from Chinese Laundry takes its cues from the runway, with wrap-around detailing being a recurring theme. Opt for laces criss-crossing high up the leg for a romantic, ever-so-slightly-decadent look, or try a minimalist, block-heeled peep-toe sandal in a cool tone for the office or a pale earthy hue to partner blue jeans at home. Scalloped and cut-out straps look ace when echoing the frills or waves of a knee-length skirt, while a pointed toe and squared block heel offers a medley of angular shapes - an ideal finish for an A-line dress or black skinny jeans.
The key to getting the best out of this range from Chinese Laundry is knowing what structure of shoe will be the best companion for your plans. Want to make a towering first impression before slipping into flats for dancing? A tall stiletto helps create a striking posture, adds extra height and gives an elegant taper to the leg. For a more forgiving shoe when you're planning on busting a couple of moves try one of the kitten-heeled designs in this selection from Chinese Laundry. Alternatively, an on-trend pair with laser-cut mesh detailing looks cool and has the extra benefit of breathability. Win win.