Moda in Pelle recently asked me if I would share my summer ‘shoedrobe’. It’s not something I would have thought to do as I mostly show full looks these days but I thought it might be interesting for you to see how I continue to build my wardrobe of well-made essentials, and let’s be honest, shoes are key.
For the summer I like to have at least one pair of sandals and one pair of white trainers, these two are my absolute essentials. I bought these black Rosa sandals from ATP Atelier about two months ago when the weather wasn’t amazing, they often sell out so I wanted to make sure I had them in time for the good weather and my upcoming trips. They killed me the first day I wore them (there were two distinct slices across my big toes) but the next time I put them on they were so comfortable, it was hard to believe they were the same sandals. They’ve since become my absolute favourite sandals and I’ve been wearing them whenever the sun’s out.
The Achilles Woman by Common Projects trainers were a gift from my fiancé at Christmas. I kept them boxed up for months, waiting for the rain to give us a break. Since then I’ve worn them a lot. I love to wear trainers with skirts and dresses for a Scandi vibe and when you spend most days running around town you need something flat and comfortable.
A pair of nude pumps are great if you’re going to be getting your legs out and want them to look as long and slim as possible. The eye doesn’t notice the break from your legs/feet to your shoes so it creates the illusion of them carrying on. These ones are from Whistles and I also have them in black. They’re the comfiest pumps I’ve tried and not too expensive either.
The Robert Clergerie Vicolek raffia flatform/wedges were a Christmas sale find. I had my eye on them for a long time, they’re one of their iconic styles so I wasn’t expecting to see them in the sale but I found them on Avenue 32 with around 50% off. I wore them for the first time yesterday and was complimented by a few strangers so that made my day.
I’m quite into wedges now, they used to be so chunky but the slim shape of these wedge sandals from Moda in Pelle have brought them back to my attention. They’re so comfortable. Yes, you may well have spotted an underlying theme to my ‘shoedrobe’, comfort is just as important as quality for me. The last thing I want to be worrying about is uncomfortable shoes, it can ruin a very good day. I’ve been wearing these wedge sandals with dresses mostly but I think they’d work with my cropped jeans too.
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