Long time no blog…Let’s just go straight in with the need-to-know updates:
1: I have a job now
2: I graduated
3: I am an adult and I’m like 95% not okay with it
Now that we’re all caught up, lets talk about this season’s ugly shoes and, more importantly, why you should be wearing them.
First and foremost, my absolute fave pair of shoes at the moment, the Gucci Marmont Loafer. I recently bought myself a pair of these in classic black, made from plush suede and finished off with the brand’s signature GG embellishment ~swoon.~
These shoes are already lining the wardrobes of A-listers, with stars from Reese Witherspoon to Alexa Chung stepping out in their desired shade. Their square toe and chunky heel set them aside from more “feminine” designs, but also ensure that they will make a statement. The Marmont aside, Gucci have experimented with pearl embellishments, D-Bars and fur lining (omg someone seriously get me the Gucci slippers ASAP) to create shoes that rebel against the typical idea of “girly” and “feminine” shoe-silhouettes, and quite frankly, I love it.
Dolce & Gabbana:
It would be so wrong to not include D&G in this post. This season, Dolce & Gabbana have gone down a very niche road. Drawing inspiration from classic fairy tales, their designs this season are quirky, fun and are definitely guaranteed to make a statement. Now, I personally love injecting an element of fun into my wardrobe. I have tee’s with rainbows and unicorns printed on them, glittery phone cases and the brightest lipsticks known to man, because it’s boring taking yourself too seriously. D&G have literally epitomised fun and fabulous accessorising with their shoes/bags this season, and if you can get your hands on a pair, you totally should.
Right, guys & gals, let’s step away from the Stan’s, the Nike’s and the Vans for a mo, and talk about Valentino’s Rockstud trainers.What I love the most about these, is that they are such an androgynous piece – and for someone who loves a good his-n-hers matching outfit, they are literally the dream. The majority of this season’s trainers from Valentino sport a parred down camouflage print, with some opting for a bright version of camo. Whatever your preference, they are undoubtedly a step above the Stan Smiths that we just can’t seem to part with.
Let’s finish off with Fendi. Going back to the idea of injecting an element of fun into your accessories, Fendi’s monster print is everywhere this season – and isn’t going away any time soon. An easy way to incorporate the little monster into your outfit, it through their slip on sneakers. Comfortable, versatile and undoubtedly fun, the sneakers will easily work with jeans and a jumper.
So, if you are feeling daring this season and looking for a statement shoe for your bolder days, there are just a few suggestions. Not necessarily to be used down to the very T, but take inspiration and look for similar statement designs that fit any budget. Key words to type into search engines on the likes of ASOS or other high street retailers would be:
Embroidered, metallic, velvet, fur lined and embellished.
Let me know if you find any gems in the comments! Sharing is caring after all…