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Bought some monk shoes but no idea what to wear with them
Vbs shoes are ok. Manly and strong, worn in an almost ironic way, would look good with dresses. If you wear the shoes you've bought with a skirt you will probably look like a nun. Sorry. I don't think they're the same at all
I really love the side buckle flat shoes that VB has - I wore these to school in the early 80s, with drainpipes & granny skirts. These are what I understand monk shoes to be. Now - I think they would look good with slim ankle grazing trousers (not 3/4 length crops) or maybe dark tights & skirt or plainish shift dress: sort of hint of convent girl. Or wear with anything you would wear brogues with. If you can get away with retro, cropped dungarees & round brimmed hat like Bananarama .
The T-bars - which are not monk shoes - are in danger of looking little girly, so I wouldn't even wear them with a skirt, only with very severe & grown up looking trousers.
Following press comments that heels are dead, flats are in and monk or nun shoes are the way to go, I got some black t-bar flats. 99% of the time over the winter I've worn straight leg jeans or yoga pants but not sure where to go with these.
Due to a leg injury I don't wear short skirts so I'm going to look like I've taken religious orders aren't I? I've been thinking cropped trousers but can only go 10cm above the ankle. Also, can't wear fitted waistbands as I have a hernia awaiting an op. I'm 5'4" and apple shaped. Is there any hope for me out there?!