...shoes are my favourite bit about dressing and my biggest shopping weakness.
Last week I did a post about my 10 piece capsule wardrobe (read it HERE) but we all know no wardrobe is complete without shoes! In fact, shoes are my favourite bit about dressing and my biggest shopping weakness. Therefore, it only seems right I blogged my 5 capsule shoe collection (plus one cheeky addition).
A pump really is the ultimate shoe because they look fab with pretty much everything. Although, finding the perfect style, heel height, fit and comfort can be a tricky task. I’ve raved numerous times about my Gianvito Rossi Business Pumps (with 85mm heel) and I’d happily shout from the rooftops about how perfect they are. I can soldier through the city in them all day with no discomfort and they seem to make everything I wear just look better. This pair have seen better days as I’ve literally worn them to death!
(As a side note I’ve had a couple of pairs of lilac shoes and while the colour may seem slightly unconventional they are amazingly as versatile as black. I wear them with all sorts, so I’d definitely recommend this as an unusual but goes with everything colour choice!)
It was only yesterday I was talking about how I am quickly becoming a trainer convert. We all have those days we just want to throw on something comfortable so trainers have to make it in the capsule shoe list. I was tempted to choose my Sophia Webster Unicorn Skate Shoes here but the Nike Dunk Sky Hi pipped them to the post as I’m a piddly 5ft 1 I really appreciate the extra height. Also, in the last year or so trainers have officially become accepted by the fashion elite so you can even don them to the office.
I have a love hate relationship with knee high boots. I pretty much love everything about them but hate that they don’t fit me. All those chunky calved girls out there will feel my pain. I can never get the zip fully closed or they cut the blood circulation off to my feet! My only saving grace are the ones with elastic which provide extra stretch and room. These ones from Russell & Bromley (similar HERE) are the only knee high boots I own but thankfully they’re eternally classic. During the winter months they’re pulled out repeatedly and are definitely a wardrobe staple.
We all need a summer sandal and it won’t be long before we’re parading our feet out in the sunshine. They are the shoes which have been around for 2000 years and if they’re good enough for Caesar then they’re good enough to feature in my capsule shoes selections. Just make sure whatever pair you go for they are comfy and don’t forget a sandal and flip flop are not the same thing! Flip flops are for holidays and super casual days only!
My ankle boots are probably my most worn shoe type and I’ll happily rock them right up till the peak of Sumer when they’re briefly shunned to the back of the wardrobe. At the moment I’m loving rocking them with dresses for the boho, festival vibe or with flares to lengthen the leg. Ash is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite for ankle boots with Zara and Isabel Marant following closely behind. Wear them with jeans, leggings, dresses with or without tights. They offer a stupendous amount of versatility.
Every woman has a pair of shoes they couldn’t walk away from because it was love at first sight. Many have hidden the evidence from their husbands and boyfriends to save having one of those “shopping rows”. I had to create this additional 6th spot because I’m not about to dismiss a pair of beautifully impractical shoes. Every girl needs and yearns for them!
Mine are my See by Chloe heels which I purchased in the sale a couple of Summers back on my lunch break. I knew I didn’t need them and shouldn’t have been spending all that money but I had to have them. It also makes for a happy ending as I still LOVE them and try to wear them as much as I can.