Have you noticed? The days are slowly, softly and gently getting a little bit longer. Even on the gloomiest days my drive into work is no longer as pitch black as it was a few weeks ago and when I come home, there is still streaks of light in the sky.
I’m not prepared to give up my boots quite yet, but I have selected my top 3 new season shoes to take me hop-skipping-and-jumping into the Spring, whenever it decides to come.
I never ever buy anything from River Island. I really don’t rate the quality and their clothes don’t really float my boat but nonetheless I LOVE these pink platforms. They are sickly sweet and completely unashamed of it and I like that in a shoe. I am already planning to wear them with a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania skirt I picked up in the sale and some form of structured cropped top. I can see it now, and I look FABULOUS.
These Dune flats look a little weird, I admit, but with a foot in them, I’m telling you, they’ll be gorgeous. I’m planning these for days when there’s a lot of walking to do or my skirt is just too racy to pair with heels. They come in a snakeskin as well, but I prefer the reptile.
Ahhh, Boden. Who was a “Boden baby“? I lived in the brushed cotton check trousers because I was a tomboy and they felt like pyjamas. Sometimes I still like what Boden creates, and these shoes are testament to that, but the clothes aren’t designed, cut or created for me and I accept that. But I admire the business. You can’t not admire what they’ve done as a business. So for those of us who could buy Aquazzura only if the rent wasn’t paid for a month, these shoes will suffice. The pink is also rather nice, although would prefer a shade brighter.
L to R
Dune Ladies Hobra Lace Up Ballerina, £85
Boden Alice Heel in Amethyst/Navy, £119
River Island Bling Vamp Trim Heeled Sandals, £65 via ASOS