Feels like autumn non? I did see a weather report in August that promised a scorching September, yes we've had a few nice days but really, it pretty much feels like autumn has arrived. It certainly looked like it the other morning as I was on one of my 'got to get from A to B and haven't left enough time' missions. Still, I did decide I had time to sit in the middle of the pavement to take a picture of the fallen leaves.........
So it's finally time to hang up my peep toes I think, and soon it will become too chilly to wear ballet pumps and deck shoes, unless they're paired with stockings or tights then you might get away with it on a dry day but let's take and educated guess and predict a wet autumn shall we?! So what's a girl to do? I'm always rushing around, I love my Converse but sometimes they just won't do. I quite like mixing something like converse with a smart pair of trousers, but normally I want/need something a bit smarter, and I wasn't blessed with ankles so shapely that I can actually get away with converse and a skirt. So I find a good autumn/winter shoe is a brogue. Always a good classic choice for the well dressed chap about town, but also a pretty good wardrobe basic for us ladies too. They're so versatile and once again they are all over the highstreet so whatever your budget there's bound to be something for you out there. What would you wear yours with?
|Marlene Deitrich looking amazing, will you wear yours with a trouser suit?|
Whilst a good classic brown or black is always a useful colour to have in your shoe collection, the popularity of this shoe style means that all kinds of colours and designs are available, so this classic style shoe can be used to add a pop of colour to your outfit. Useful if your dark days wardrobe consists of lots of black or you're just not that in to coloured clothing. Also good is that brogue style boots are available in an abundance of colours and if you really, really can't give up the heels then you can still do the brogue too!
|Left to right : Debenhams £30 John Lewis £119 Marks and Spencer £69|
|Left to right: Debenhams £85 Van Dal £85 Amazon £18.95 (was £22.95)|
If your budget is a bit higher and you're looking for something extra extra special then do take a look at this site www.englishshoemaker.co.uk. The shoes are hand made by shoemaker and designer Peter Bullock and come in amazing colours! I haven't purchased from this website before but at £145 for these ones, it seems like a pretty good price for a pair of leather hand made shoes that will be a real talking piece to your wardrobe. Other colours available are pinks, purple and a rather gorgeous high gloss red! (Which I'm a little in lust with) Well worth a look, even if it means you'll need to do a bit of saving or add these to your Christmas list! There's also a lovely biog on the shoemaker himself too, so if you love shoes, I think you'll enjoy browsing this site.
|Peter Bullock ladies brogues £145|