Rise to the occasion

Stay on your toes this summer with the hottest heels being a must for the upwardly mobile. The perfect evening frock demands a super-glam pair of shoes. Platforms can be just the ticket because the chunky sole is still a big trend with the fashionistas. In the Gionni range you can choose from the Klara peep-toe platform in black or silver (€55) or the Erika t-bar platform, also in white or silver. Expect the glitz to be piled on this season, from slinky snakeskin to molten metallic. Go dazzle your friends. Items to choose from include Pia, the metallic multi or silver kitten heels (€45), or the Paulina, a strappy sandal in gold or silver a the same price. The Agda style is a peep-toe sling back shoe with bow trim in leopard or natural colours (€50). Karla is an ankle strap peep-toe shoe in black, gold or silver. Pumps are the smartest alternative to heels. Choose from Ulrika, pretty pumps with a buckle trim in cream or grey or Erika Ballet, ankle strap pumps in black or silver (€45). Gionni stockists include Carrie Bradshaw Shoes, Harrison Centre, Roscommon and Carrick On Shannon, Pairs, Main Street, Castlerea, Fabiani, Longford, Tags in Galway, Shooz 4 U, Oranmore, and McElhinneys Athboy.