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Please help me to buy some on trend but sturdy and practical boots or shoes!
I have the basics: pumps, loafers and ankle boots in black and navy; several pairs of trainers; three or so pairs of heels (I only go up to medium height due to lifestyle and my height). What I am lacking however are some cool and trendy statement shoes that also go with everything! So metallics, animal print etc.
I have no idea what styles are in, because while I love clothes I always forget to buy new shoes (apart from trainers, I’m an addict).
I like sturdy and practical, comfortable shoes but struggle to find any that are also edgy and not mumsy. So I’m thinking brogues and shoe boots... footwear to go with dresses and black tights, jeans, culottes, side stripe trousers. I haven’t a clue how to put them together. And what about socks? I’m assuming they’re a no no. Do I tuck jeans into shoe boots? Or roll up the gems and leave a gap of bare skin?
Sorry for all the questions, but if any of you s&b mavens have recommendations I’d be really keen to know what I should be looking for!
(I think that part of this is due to a move to the country combined with hitting middle age, so I’ve ‘lost’ the ability to work out what I want).
I’ll be wearing them to work (design agency so casual dress but no jeans) and out to the pub/evening gatherings. I live in the country so I don’t need, in fact want even, to look too glamorous and high maintenance!
The fact is I just can’t seem to get my head around fashionable footwear and how to wear it.
Metallic brogues sound lovely. Pewter though not silver or gold! Any recommendations appreciated. I don’t know where to start...!
A little over budget at £125 but that's the sale price. Tracey Neuls is popular with a lot of people in design/architecture. She's edgy but doesn't follow fashion as such. I wear her shoes/boots almost all the time and am always complimented on them - but more importantly, they're really well made and really comfy!