Rather than simply posting what I am wanting...or wishing I had money to buy, I thought it would be kinda cool to add in a theme to my (weekly?) wishlists. So this week is all about 'the summer shoe'.
There are definitely some clear shoe trends occurring this summer. Ankle straps. 90s. Bright pastels. White. Metallic. Wedge heel. Sliders. So many to choose from! Now, usually I'm not a shoe lover. My shoe collection isn't much to brag about. I don't have two hundred pairs of heels. I have a couple of pairs of ballet pumps, a good winter heeled ankle boot, a pair of kick around trainers, flip flops and a couple of pairs of simple heels. Yes. How boring am I? Very. Honestly, I feel ashamed admitting this on here but I'm sharing this now because something strange has happened to me in the last couple of months. Basically, I fell a little in love with shoes...
The other day, I bought myself the coolest casual heels (similar to number six) to wear with my ankle grazers. They're black and have this lovely metallic detail with this cool 90s vibe. They'll also transition perfectly into the Autumn
read as my favourite fashion season and just seem to go with everything. Did I mention they are ridiculously comfortable? But yeah, I think that it's important to buy shoes that you will get enough wear out of through the year because chances are, you will want to buy new shoes for next summer. I know I will anyway. Buying transitional shoes can be achieved quite easily. Think of the shoes you want for the summer and then consider which will also be appropriate for Autumn in terms of colours, styles and what you'll be wearing with it. Rich hues (e.g burnt orange) will transition better into the Autumn than ice cream pastels so if you don't have money to buy both, buy one that'll work for both seasons. A great way around this is to pick pieces that are black or white. Monochrome is timeless in the world of fashion and can become staple pieces in your wardrobe much more easily than a patent yellow platform. If you have plenty of money then I guess planning your purchases isn't necessary however if you're like me (a student or just poor in general) then it pays to plan ahead about what you will get the most out of. Impulsive buys are fun but nine times out of ten, they don't benefit your wardrobe or your bank balance so try and get out of the habit of making quick fashion decisions.
Anyway, I'd love to know your thoughts on anything I've mentioned in this overly long post about shoes...comment below or tweet me @hheartsfashion