Tory Burch strappy flat sandals, $291. Charlotte Russe Flat sandals, $18. Sam edelman sandals, 135 CAD. Motorcycle boots, €31. Nike shoes, $100. Giuseppe zanotti sneaker, $725. Sam Edelman high heel pumps, $115. Frye leather boots, $398. Miu Miu platform high heels, $750.
Let me just briefly make it clear that this is a wish list I have compiled and I have no means of purchasing, for example, $750 Miu Miu heels. However, this would be a perfect update to my wardrobe if I could, for several reasons. First reason: season.
These may mostly be Spring/Summer sandals, however here in Sydney the weather is so all-over-the-place it’s really hard to tell if we’re supposed to dress for Summer or Winter on any given day. Example: I was convinced by idiots friends to go to the beach on the morning of Anzac Day (April 25th) and it was so freezing it was warmer in the water, (which was not warm – let me tell you) and my friend Sarah told me later that it was apparently the coldest Sydney Anzac Day in 40 years or some statistic. Then you get days like during last week (either Wednesday or Thursday, I forget) which was apparently the warmest May day in Sydney for 60 years. Point being: if it’s “Winter”, you may find yourself wishing you’d dressed for Summer, or at least trans-seasonally. (Or at least I do). And there ends my rant about Sydney weather and I will now get back to the task at hand: describing why my wardrobe yearns for these items.
Being on my feet for a lot of most days, heels just aren’t practical or comfortable, and I have bad history with keeping nice shoes intact. These Tory Burch sandals (top left) are great to add a fun pop of colour, some clean metallics and a nice nude colour to any outfit. The gladiator-style sandal next to them is a very affordable shoe, again perfect for a busy lifestyle when it’s just too warm to wear boots or you want your feet to breathe. I truly believe this simple take on the gladiator look doesn’t go out of style. Next, behold some Sam Edelman deliciousness. I have a feeling this mid-heel is going to be a big thing. Well at least I can’t wait to get in on it – it’s something different from regular flat sandals or heels. And they’re classy as hell! I think this minimalist design will pull any look together.
Next: why not have a pair of chic, interesting black boots handy. It came to my attention last week that my collection of most often worn shoes are almost all black. This is probably normal, but I do struggle some days in the having-nice-clean-shoes department. Probably because I’ve been on such a strict budget for so long, which leads to forcing myself to be smart and use my money for more important things (like food/transport/cocktails) than adding more black shoes to the vast black shoe collection. Back to the point, a pair of clean, statement boots never go astray and can be paired with virtually any outfit. Trust me.
In the centre you’ll find neon Nike Free-Runs. Dang! I saw these while walking past Foot Locker when I was very late for something but I made a mental note (bolded, underlined, with italics) that I needed these in my life. Partly because they’re neon pink. Also because having new sneakers would definitely probably make me more keen to exercise, seeing as the six-year-old Nike Airs I still wear are starting to fall apart at the heel. It’s very sad. I then checked these pink ninjas out a few days later and they must weigh almost nothing, they are light as a feather! Quote my friend Rowan: “they feel like running on air”. Fact.
To the right: metallic silver studded spaceman sneakers. Need I say more? Nup.
Bottom left: I feel a severe lack of nice slingback sandals in my wardrobe. Especially striped ones like this. Elegance central! They’d look so nice with cropped pants or jeans of the skinny OR boyfriend variety. Don’t tempt me, Sam Edelman!
Bottom centre, another pair of black boots. Because you can never really have too many. (Seriously). These are a very chilled out version, slouchy and fun, if you were ever running out the door and just needing something to wear on your feet for the sake of satisfying social standards.
And finally, the last pair: a beautiful pair of strappy black heels. Again all about the basic shoe colour that suits everything, think to yourself: do you own any statement black strappy heels that add an interesting element of class to whatever ensemble you choose to adorn? Although I’m not sure why Polyvore only offered this strangely angled view of the shoe, let’s use our imagination and assume your feet will be impressing all surrounding feet if you don these lovely ones.
And there you have it! A simple shoe update to get you through many an awkward change-of-season time period. Peace out!