For the love of Shoes

Women love shoes. Well, that’s not entirely true – most women are at least very fond of shoes. It’s a lazy stereotype that I had hoped to avoid, but most cliches are rooted in a grain of truth. In this instance it’s not so much a grain as a whole granary of truth. The reason women love beautiful shoes is regardless of how self-conscious she’s feeling about her body or the relative plainness of her outfit, a killer pair of shoes immediately elevate the look to something special. Speaking for myself, wearing heels never fails to make me feel confident, which is ironic seeing as I frequently stack it in my stillies. However, I’ve been known to trip over my own feet in flats and unimpeded by obstacles of any kind. In short, I’m a hopeless klutz, high heels or no, so I may as well wear good shoes as I face plant my way through life.

Seeing as it’s party season, I’ve put together my favourite heels that compliment the trendies evening looks around right now. Despite the fact that I’m an advocate of unequivocal high-heels, I recognise that practicality has it’s place and I’ve included a selection of midi-heels. The block midi heel is actually the coolest of the bunch, but they require a little careful styling. I would recommend a shorter, a-line skirt or shift dress to work with a gamine, sixties vibe.

Clockwise from top left: Gold sandals £40 ASOS, T-Bar Snake Heels £179. Reiss, Chelsea Boots £100 ASOS
Clockwise from top left:
Gold sandals £40 ASOS, T-bar snake heels £179 Reiss, gold chelsea boots £100 ASOS, black and gold courts Kurt Geiger £260.
Shoes Pastel
Clockwise from left to right: sandals Sophia Webster £375, blue heels Charlotte Olympia £625, green suede shoes Jean Michel Cazabat £100.50, pink heels Brian Atwood £172.
Shoes Silver
Clockwise from left to right: platforms £45 from ASOS, mirrored pumps £48 Topshop, sandal boots from Charlotte Olympia £565, boots Acne £400.
Clockwise from top left: boots from Miista £225, bow sandals Topshop £48,
Clockwise from top left: boots  £225 from Miista, bow sandals £48  Topshop, platforms £50 ASOS, boots £65 Topshop.
Block Heels
Clock wise from top left: Pink shoes £395 Nicholas Kirkwood, lace ankle strap £555 Valentino, glitter ankle strap £48 Topshop, black  ankle strap £35  ASOS.