I’ve been thinking about my summer wardrobe lately. More precisely, what I would like to add to my existing summer wardrobe. And the first thing on my list was a pair of casual walking shoes. (By the way, this is NOT a sponsored post)
As you know, my ‘look’ is almost always based on my accessories; I might even say I wear clothes to complement my favourite accessories rather than the other way around. This is how I can create a collection of ‘mini capsule wardrobes’, in different styles and for different purposes or seasons, each built around a set of (more or less) matching accessories.
However, accessories – particularly handbags and shoes – take up a lot of space, at home and in the suitcase when I travel. Therefore, it would make sense to have accessories, or at least shoes, that go with just about anything.
So, what my summer wardrobe really needs is the ultimate pair of comfy, athletic shoes to wear with everything. Of course, to maximise wearability, the shoes should be white or neutral, and classic enough to last more than one season yet trendy enough to be cool. And that’s exactly what I set out to find.
Long story short, I came home with these:
Right… mustard yellow suede. Clearly, I’ve lost my mind.
For starters, I hate suede. It is probably the most impractical material ever. And mustard yellow… Let’s just say it’s one of those colours I would never, ever wear next to my face (take a closer look at my face and my natural colouring and you know why).
So, this may turn out be one of those purchases that will (a year from now) make me wonder what the hell I was thinking. Or it may be just what my wardrobe needs right now. And since I’m focusing on the short term (i.e. this summer), I’m determined to see these shoes as complementing the reddish-brownish tones I’ve been adding to my wardrobe these past couple of years.
But, just to be sure, I wanted to see if the shoes go with some of my favourite summer accessories, and my go-to colours and staples. In my book, anything that works with red, or stripes, is a keeper…
What are you planning to add to your summer wardrobe?
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