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Day Drinking Footwear Guide

In case you missed the memo, garden gatherings are almost back! Whether you’re hitting your favourite beer garden for cocktails with the gals or you’re heading to a friend’s garden, it’s the perfect excuse to dress up. What’s more, we’re due a mini heatwave, so there’s another reason to revamp your wardrobe for spring and summer. As you plan your day drinking outfits, we’re on hand with some of our hottest styles that will complete your look. 

 Follow cow print chunky sandal

Whether you’re hot stepping to the beer garden in heeled mules, chunky trainers or cute AF sandals, one thing’s for sure, you’ll be doing it in style and comfort. Read on to discover our top picks for a killer day drinks outfit. 

Friction chunky sandals


Tan sandals are a must-have this season, and our Friction chunky sandals are definitely a front runner for us. Friction features a chunky 2” platform sole and lace-up ankle straps that are sure to elevate any summer outfit. Whether you pair these with cropped ripped jeans and a tee or a figure-hugging maxi dress, we just know these babies will become a staple in your wardrobe. 

 Friction chunky tie up sandals

If nude doesn’t float your boat, Friction also comes in black. With two colours that are so versatile, you might just have to treat yourself to a pair of each. 

Resort heeled mules


Look, after being locked down for so long, we don’t need an excuse to rock a heel with our day drinking outfit. If you’re not quite ready to slip on a pair of stilettos, heeled mules are about to be your go-to. 

 Pink resort heeled mules

While we have plenty of options to choose from, we’re totally crushing on our Resort style. Resort features a square toe, block heel and a padded upper strap for ultimate comfort. If you want to make a splash, a hot pink mule will do exactly that. Pair them with dark blue denim jeans and an oversized tee or a monochrome midi dress, and you’ll be turning heads all day long. 

Follow chunky sandals


You can rest assured your day drinking outfit about to look fire thanks to our super chic Follow chunky sandals. Follow features a black chunky sole complete with two adjustable buckle straps for the ultimate fusion of style and comfort. Choose from nude, tan or cow print for the perfect summer footwear. 

 Follow chunky tan sandals

Whether you style these out with a figure-hugging mini skirt, white tee and denim jacket or a pair of jeans and an oversized jacket, you’ll look cute AF. 

Solar sliders 


No spring summer wardrobe is complete without a pair of sliders. Solar features a wide upper strap and chunky sole, so you can count on them to take you to AM to PM as you head out day drinking. With these versatile sliders, you’ll be nailing the new season trend. 

 Solar slider sandal

Pair these on-trend sliders with a figure-hugging denim skirt and crop top or jeans and a jumper for laid-back summer vibes. If nude isn’t your colour, Solar also comes in black; take your pick. 

Chase chunky trainers


White chunky trainers are always a good shout. If you’re in search of the perfect pair of chunky trainers this season, look no further. Our Chase style features breathable mesh panels and a retro chunky sole, making them the ideal choice for nail the popular chunky footwear trend. Plus, if you haven’t had time to get a pedicure yet, these are the perfect footwear choice for you.


What we love about this style is their versatility; they’ll go with anything and everything. Whether you’re teaming them with jeans, a skirt or a pair of culottes, these shoes are as stylish as they are comfortable. For a super cute beer garden outfit, we recommend a pair of ripped mom jeans, a fitted crop top and an oversized jacket. 


If you’re not sure that white is the colour for you (it is a day drinking outfit after all), our Chase style also comes in black and grey. 

Chunky white trainers

Jolly chunky sandals


If you want to rock a pair of chunky sandals that will make a statement, our Jolly sandals are the answer to your wardrobe related prayers, ‘sis. Jolly features a chunky black sole and an on-trend lace-up strap detail that will take any outfit to the next level. You can rest assured all eyes will be on you with these, so don’t forget to book in for a pedicure. 


We’d pair these with a smock dress or denim shorts for the cutest day drinking outfit. If nude doesn’t float your boat, our Jolly style also comes in choc and black. Which will you go for? 

Jolly lace up summer sandals

Think black sandals 


Every gal needs a pair of black sandals in their shoe collection. One style we’re totally crushing on is our understated Think chunky sandals. Think features a toe strap and self-fasten ankle strap complete with buckle detailing. Plus, with a platform height of 1.5”, you best believe they’ll elevate your day drinking outfit. 


Think are so versatile; you can pair them with almost outfit. From little black dresses and denim shorts to midi skirts and mom jeans, the choice is yours. To add a pop of colour to your outfit, opt for bright coloured accessories with a pedicure to match. 


If you’re not channelling all black everything vibes, Think also comes in bone and choc. 

Think summer sandals

Voyage chunky sole sandals


We’re coming through with another pair of chunky sole sandals for you gals. Our new-in, Voyage sandals are the ultimate understated sandal that will become a staple in your summertime shoe collection. 


Voyage features a toe strap and chunky sole that is bound to compliment your outfit. While these were created with comfort in mind, the 1.5” chunky sole will take your outfit to the next level. If you opt for black, add a touch of colour to your look with a bright or matte white nail polish. 


Voyage also comes in tan and white. We may be biased, but we think all three would be a great addition to your collection. 

Bay knot detail sandals


Ooh, you’re in for a treat with our Bay knot detail sandals. These are a big hit with the Public Desire HQ. Bay features a PU knot detail, upper strap detailing and a black sole that will complement any outfit. From smock dresses and mini-skirts to jeans and culottes, you’ll be able to pair your Bay sandals with so many different outfits. 

 Bay summer sandals

Plus, with nude, choc and black to take your pick from, you’re spoilt for choice. 

Imagine cow print chunky heel boots 


If you’re not quite ready to transition from your winter wardrobe, we’ve got the perfect statement shoe from you. Our much-loved Imagine block heel boots are ticking a whole lot of boxes for us right now. Imagine features a chunky 4” block heel and an on-trend platform sole that is sure to take your outfit to the next level. Plus, with our funky cow print style, your shoes are sure to be the talking point of your day drinking outfit. 


If you’re not on the animal print wave, you can also choose from black and camel. We’d team these killer boots with a pair of cropped jeans and a cute tee for an Instagram worthy look. 

Top tips for a DIY pedicure 


If you’re pulling together your perfect day drinking outfit and you’ve not had time to book in for a pedicure, fear not. We’re sharing our top tips for a DIY pedicure so you can still rock an open toe shoe with pride. 


Step 1: Before you get to filing and painting, you should most definitely soak your feet; it helps to soften your skin and cuticles, and it’s super relaxing too. Once you’ve soaked your feet for a while, use a foot scrub and pumice stone to ensure your feet are feeling super soft. 


Step 2: Once your feet are smooth, it’s time to start shaping your nails. To avoid any sharp edges, we recommend using a nail file rather than clippers. 


Step 3: Hydration is key. So, you should take the time to pop some cuticle oil on each toe and massage it in before pushing back your cuticles for polishing. 


Step 4: Whilst you’re in pamper mode, take some time to massage your feet with a thick moisturiser to lock in the hydration and ensure your feet look their best for a day of drinking. 


Step 5: Patience is key here; opt for thin layers of polish instead of trying to get the perfect coat in just one layer. Good things take time. Remember, if you want your pedicure to last, you should use a base coat and topcoat – no cutting corners. 


Step 6: Try on your new Public Desire shoes and plan your perfect look for a day of much-deserved drinking. 


If these shoes aren’t working for you, we have plenty more styles to choose from. Whether you’re rocking chunky sandals or a killer heel, you can count on us to ensure your day drinking outfit is 10/10. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for daily style inspiration. 


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