Fashion can be divisive between men and women. There’s stuff in my wardrobe that I love, but the men in my life are not so keen on. The fashion-forward, flamboyant clothes often earn dubious glances from my male friends, one of whom frequently likens my look to a ‘Badly wrapped Christmas present’.  My husband sometimes looks askance at my outfits, but he knows not to waste his breath on criticism. Once in a while I’ll go a bit far, he’ll tell me so and I’ll pare it back. But such occasions are few and far between.

There are certain items that women tend to like and men often hate; chunky heels or wedges are prime man-repelling accessories. One of the hottest shoe trends this season are 70’s inspired clogs, they look great with flared trousers or floaty chiffon. Don’t expect the men in your life to like them, however, the art of dressing well is to please oneself first. What other people think is their business.

Clockwise from top left: Zara, Robert Clergerie, Swedish Hasbeens, Michael Kors, Topshop, ASOS.

Feature image: clogs by Free People from ASOS.