Chinos, a Breton T, a trenchcoat…
This is pretty much what I wear when I don’t make an effort to dress up. You know, when I have some errands to run, groceries to buy etc. and don’t really have the time to put together an inspiring outfit and think about make up…
I have this rule about how far I’ll venture from home wearing just gym pants and no make up: it’s OK to walk to the corner shop or take the trash out. But any errands requiring me to take the train / bus or walk for longer than 5 minutes means putting on at least some lipstick and an outfit that looks presentable. Enter the no-brain-power-required, easy-peasy Breton T-shirt, chinos and a trench coat combo.
But it’s a boring outfit, even with this fab old berry-coloured trench (this trench is at least 6 or 7 years old but I still think it’s quite a showstopper).
So, let’s add some accessories: funky sunglasses, a pretty bag and multi-tone brogues.
I usually like my shoes neutral
I could even say plain and boring. And this is on purpose: I avoid statement shoes like the plague.
It’s not that I don’t like statement shoes; in fact, I could use a few pairs of a bit more extravagant shoes to spice up my wardrobe. Yet, when I go shoe shopping, I usually come home with something sensible in a neutral colour.
I’m a pragmatist: shoes are for walking, and I don’t have the closet space (or money) to store shoes I don’t wear. And I only wear shoes I can walk in.
Sure, but I could still find sensible shoes that are a bit less plain, right?
Well, it really boils down to this: it’s a lot easier to pack 5 t-shirts and one pair of shoes than several pairs of shoes… As I live out of a suitcase, commuting between two homes, all my clothes and accessories have to multitask and mix and match. And shoes in neutral colours and with few details go with anything.
So, this pair of shoes is quite a departure from my usual style. Yet, I think I can make it work: these shoes can be matched with anything blue, green, or fuchsia, which more or less covers the colours I have in my wardrobe…
How do you feel about statement shoes?
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