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UnbridledPositivity Wed 03-Oct-12 11:20:28

I need new shoes for a new job which involves a couple of arts events with occasionally impressive people (no idea who yet though) because all I have at the moment is trainers and big chunky boots.
I am in my 20s and don't really like to wear heels, so I was thinking of brogues or something like that. I have found a couple I like, but I just can't make my mind up about colour and style. Budget is £50-60 (absolute max), cheaper but not too flimsy would be even better.

These are the ones I like so far:

Also, how essential is a blazer? I'm quite new to the kind of job that requires formal-ish clothes and would like to look presentable, but not too dowdy. Have been spending a long time in jeans & trainers/baggy dress & cardigan type outfits and feel it's time to move on.

Any help much appreciated! Has anyone seen the Dr Martens in person? Not sure any shops in my town stock them.

UnbridledPositivity Wed 03-Oct-12 11:40:17

Or what about these ones?

LulaPalooza Wed 03-Oct-12 11:45:27

I like the first and last ones you linked to and the red New Look ones are fab.

I'm kind of intrigued to know where your job is. I work in the arts and culture sector in a formal role (solicitor), but am currently sporting skinny jeans, a black t-shirt and cardigan and ballet flats. I only ever wear a jacket if I'm going to court or a formal meeting (rare occurrences, thankfully).

UnbridledPositivity Wed 03-Oct-12 12:18:34

I'll just be a general helper-outer at these events, but I'd still like to look nice.

Not a fan of the Dr Martens ones then? I like their shape, and while I love their colour, I'm not sure it would go with my clothes (mostly blue, black and grey).

Will check out some Clarks shoes in person I think as they have some nice ones.

mejon Wed 03-Oct-12 14:01:49

I like the first and last brogues on your first link but unfortunately don't think the DM ones look very comfortable - the sole is very thin and doesn't look very supportive. Likewise the New Look ones - lovely colour but the sole looks a bit insubstantial.

UnbridledPositivity Wed 03-Oct-12 14:17:03

Yes, flimsy soles is what I'm trying to avoid as they usually make my feet hurt. However, Dr Martens are usually quite good. I am tempted by the Topshop ones, but would black be a bit too severe and overly formal?

dancingqueen78 Wed 03-Oct-12 14:34:38

I vot for the Topshop ones and no, I don't think black would be too severe - I think they're edgy enough to not seem too formal.

UnbridledPositivity Wed 03-Oct-12 18:44:36

I went for the Clarks Hamble Oak in brown. Saw the Topshop ones in purple, but wrong size, and they didn't have the black ones in stock. They were lovely though, really solid. Still not sure if I should take back the Clarks and go for black Topshop ones. Argh, chronic indecision. blush

What could I wear with the brown Hamble Oaks?

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