Thursday, 8 December 2011
new shoes – but something's different
These days when I think of buying new shoes, I automatically – instinctively – think of high heels – and one of my first places to look is on Asos. Lately I have been questioning that, though. I now have several (many?!) pairs of high heeled shoes – almost all platforms, to be precise – and as much as I love them, I have been meaning to get a bit more sensible again. It's been a blessing and a curse that chunky, ankle strapped platforms – and in colours, no less! – have been enjoying a moment in the fashion sun. The thing is, until fairly recently I made sure I had plenty of flats, too, for getting about day to day, but somewhere along the line, over the last 18 months or so, that good habit became one I accidentally dropped. Now don't get me wrong, I love my big enormous heels and wouldn't wear them if they weren't comfortable, but for all day trekking? No. I need more suitable shoes for that.
This past weekend I decided it was time to take action! I actually clicked through to shoes > flats… strange new territory. I love brogues, and have done for years, and so finally took the plunge and got myself a pair – they've been in fashion for a while now, and so are only going to be so easily available for so long… better to do it now before I miss out. I went for these dark red patent leather ones; masculine styling with feminine touches at the same time. I look forward to wearing them this summer, and next winter too – and I think my feet will thank me!
And you – do have have go to styles? Are you drawn to heels, like I am, or maybe the same style dress again and again?