My Shoe Wardrobe. Summer Fashion 2015

summer shoe wardrobe fashion post
Hi ladies, do you remember my summer shoe post with the hottest trends for 2015 from a while ago? Well, a lot has happened on the shoe front ever since and I’d like to show you my latest finds and my new wardrobe.

My dad kept his eyes open for wooden crates and he got two for me. I originally planned to use them both as a bookcase but we’ve decided to upcycle one of them into a new home for my shoes.

Due to my unusual size (UK7/8), I usually struggle buying footwear and they are my least favourite fashion item to shop. However, recently the styles have been very appealing and seeing so many gorgeous designs on the High Street has literally drawn me inter alia into Dune and Aldo.

wooden crate shoe wardrobe
I invested in some very stylish pairs which are all well-made and of great quality. Here they are:

1. Dune London (£59). Bought For: Ballerina With Leopard Ponyhair For Everyday Use

Dune Pony Hair Ballerina

A classic pair of ballerinas is essential in every fashionista’s wardrobe. I used to buy the £4 basic ballerina from Primark, but the quality frustratingly never lasted for more than a few months. With the investment in a new pair of ballerinas, I wanted to make sure that I get a classic and mature shoe shape, ideally made of leather.

Though the Dune ballerinas are a bit pricey they are exceptionally well-made. The suede leather is soft and walking in them feels extremely comfy. I have a very weak spot for a tapered shoe as the feature applies a super feminine and sophisticated touch to your feet.

Then there’s the pony hair detail *emoji with heart eyes*. I LOVE pony hair detail, you should see Alex’s face every time I get excited about the material. It is so fashionable and not too overpowering for the shoe. It’s a little eye-catcher and guess what? I wore them for a job interview and one team member said to my interviewer ‘Don’t let her go until you know where she’s got the shoes from’. I found this very flattering and I left certainly a good impression.

2. Dune London (Summer Sale £23). Bought For: Smart Pointy Shoes For Job Interviews

Head Over Heels Dune Loafers

The Loafer is another hot trend this season. This pair from the Head over Heels collection is made of leather and I snapped them up in the sale. I spotted them first in a nude version on someone’s blog and was then positively surprised when Dune offered them in black, too. It was an instant purchase.

Again, the design is very classy and sophisticated. I bought these with the intention to have a nice pair for job interviews and I think they will make me look super smart. As you know I have a massive problem of looking young, so I have to convey my age through clothes and I think they bring the right message of a mature and confident woman across.

3. Aldo (Zerah, £50). Bought For: Smart Sandals For Special Occasions, London

Aldo Zerah Valentino dupe shoe fashion

I’ve been after a Valentino dupe for a while now and I’m very delighted Aldo has made my wish come true. These studded flats are a wonderful inspiration from the iconic Valentino collection (but without the heel!).

Made out of leather, they are extremely comfy and they are to die for. I literally get really excited when I get the chance to wear them. I keep these mainly for London and special occasions, as they are a bit too fancy for the countryside.

I broke them in on a warm summer day in London, walking from Covent Garden via Bloomsbury and Kings Cross to Islington. Surprisingly I didn’t have a blister nor did my feet hurt which I found very impressive. Definitely worth their investment and they also come in a red hot colourway, too!

4. New Look (between £20-35). Bought For: Black Lace Up Ballerina For Everyday Use

New Look shoes lace up pointed ballerina

Flats [x] pointed toe [x] gold detail [x] and lace-up detail [x] leather [/]. This pair ticks (nearly) all the boxes for me but I couldn’t resist when I saw them on Instagram. They popped up everywhere on my feed and when I saw them in real, I had to get them.

I haven’t worn them yet because they are so pretty and I don’t want to ruin them. The gold detail makes a statement and the shoe shape is on-trend. The lace-up detail is something out of the ordinary and makes the shoe a perfect blend of ballerina and gladiator sandal.  

That’s it for today. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my latest shoe finds. Do you prefer quality over price? What kind of pair did you recently buy? Are you a fan of loafers and pointed flats? Let me know and I’m looking forward to reading from you.

Till next time, 

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