Make like Kylie Jenner and dial up the ankle detail this summer – from Hermès midnight blue block heels to Saint Laurent’s suede strappy flats and Christian Louboutin’s sky-high raffia creations

Kylie Jenner’s pearl-draped ankles drew attention recently – and for good reason. Shoes with striking ankle details are the perfect way to glam up this summer. Photo: @kyliejenner/Instagram
As the weather gets hotter and your clothes get lighter, it’s time to bring attention back to your feet. And if Kylie Jenner’s sparkly silver heels dramatically accented with pearls are anything to go by, ankle details are the thing to look out for this summer.

From simple monochrome flats to pastel-coloured, flower-adorned heels, these are our current favourites from Roger Vivier, Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent, Giuseppe Zanotti and Hermès.

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Roger Vivier

Pretty up any outfit with these whimsical Roger Vivier numbers. Photo: Roger Vivier

Handcrafted in suede with fine leather straps, this Blossom Sandal in light purple is embellished with pretty hand-painted flowers – the ultimate party footwear for summer, US$2,180.

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Christian Louboutin

The stonewash effect of these Louboutin’s means they’ll match with more than just your jeans. Photo: Christian Louboutin

Bold architectural lines lend a seductive air to this jeans-themed sandal, which comes with a zip at the back and two straps trimmed with natural raffia. The stonewash effect means it will match with more than your jeans. Price on request.

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Saint Laurent

You’ll look like a monochrome modern Greek goddess padding around in these suede Saint Laurents. Photo: Saint Laurent

With elegant black suede straps drawing attention to your ankles and calves, this sandal can be paired with any of your favourite summer shorts or skirts. The simple lines work for daily wear as well as special occasions. US$600.

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Giuseppe Zanotti

The subtle but striking rainbow of crystal cut accents on these Giuseppe Zanotti sandals will catch the sun nicely as you move. Photo: Giuseppe Zanotti

This silver triple-strap heel is cute, chic and versatile. The classic open round-toe and multicoloured crystal-cut accents on the straps will help you get noticed. US$1,200.

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Bold in midnight blue – Hermès shows us how to make an every day statement. Photo: Hermès
This sandal in suede goatskin has a bold heel with a graphic interpretation of the brand’s Medor stud. The navy colour compliments everyday looks while guaranteeing the shoe is the talk of the office. Price on request.

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  • When Kylie Jenner posted a photo of herself with sister Kendall’s dog recently, the internet was more focused on her transparent, pearl-laced heels
  • The star had hit on a summer trend that’s making waves in fashion houses from Hermès to Saint Laurent