I originally wrote this post in late 2013 but I am updating it again as it has been so blooming popular.
This is not about the “it” flat of the moment – bang on trend but will languish in your wardrobe next season.
I am about sustainability and curating a versatile wardrobe you love, that you will still love when mules, off the shoulder tops, envelope leather skirts and Kenzo sweatshirts are all passé.
Yes I know metallic flats, metallic oxfords and brogues have been around for a while but who cares.
A small investment.
Timeless and add a pop of fun and sparkle into the everyday.
7 Reasons Why I love a Metallic Lace-Up.
They are shiny – yes I love shiny things and metallics I tell clients are a neutral ;)
They are flat and easy to runaround after kids but still feel stylish
Not too much detail or trickiness – keeps them sleek
If you loved the loafer/slipper you might be able to try out a brogue/oxford.
They are really versatile and can be really girly (see OP below).
Can help to winterise dresses,skirts with black & grey marle tights.
They are classic cool and can work with new on trend outfits year after year.
5 Tips on How to Buy Your Best Match
1. Decide what colour works best in your wardrobe – there are a vast array now ( silver, copper, rose gold, pewter, gold, metallic colour)
2. Work out what finish you want – mirrored high shine, brushed matt, soft shine, glitter.
3. Decide what detail and type your want (Brogue detail – (as above) sleek, toe cap
4. Be specific when typing into your favourite stores (using the details above) and fashion search engine Polyvore.
5. If you want to Try The Trend – look for cheaper versions in Asos, Topshop, River Island, Zara etc then upgrade if you wear them a lot.
5 WAYS TO WEAR FROM THE STREET
#1 Like Olivia Palermo aka with everything from khaki pants, leather trousers, girly dress, shorts and everything in between – take your cue from OP and rock them every which way – day night work party she kills it !
#2 change laces to black and wear with all black ensemble – love it ! – OP does it at night with a pair of shorts – adds a touch of glamour !
#3 Lo-fi statement – effortless everyday style with ripped denims like Jenna Lyons or with baseball cap & belted coat – LOVE IT !
#4 With earthy neutrals and lo-fi combat pants & grey sweatshirt like this blogger from Brunette Salad. Awesome look !
#5 With a really girly dress or skirt (not necessarily this short ) but they add a cute twist.
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