The release of the new Cinderella movie has made me become reminiscent of the days when I used to run around in my princess dress, draped in all the costume jewellery I could find and in my little matching heels. Years later I haven’t lost my love for dressing up in sparkly, jewel-encrusted things, so I decided to dedicate this post to pretty shoes. After all, shoes are a girl’s best friend.
The shoes designed in honour of the new Cinderella movie:
These shoes make me want to run around in my princess dresses yet again. Needless to say, I would not leave my shoe behind if I was privileged to wear one of these creations.
And my less extravagant/expensive picks:
They don’t have to be worn to a ball. Dress them down with boyfriend jeans or any matter of denim and match them with a leather jacket if you prefer the tough-princess type. Just don’t overload on the jewellery, in order to allow the shoes to do the talking.
What colour never seems to go out of style? Black. What do I find myself wearing if I don’t know what to wear? Black. It is difficult to deviate from the prosaic shade which seems to compliment any outfit, particularly for those who prefer black over brown. And with autumn and winter approaching for the southern hemisphere, there is a guarantee that black will replace the vibrant colours of summer in order to blend into the looming grey skies. Therefore, I am challenging those who will don black this season to spice it up with a ‘popping’ colour, and I suggest metallics. Yes, metallics are reminiscent of the 90’s and occasionally possess a certain trashy quality of the 80’s, but Saint Laurent reinvented the incorporation of metallics into an ensemble during their Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer ’15 collection and demonstrate how they can be worn in both a casual and dressy sense.
Which leads me on to my next point of discussion…gold shoes! I may have jumped on the bandwagon and bought a pair of Doc Martens- mostly because they were gold and half price (justifying your purchases makes your conscience feel better). Obviously I considered the fact that gold is not always the easiest colour to team up with, however they make a statement, which is reason enough.
Black is the undermined best friend of the metallic colours such as gold, because it compliments without detracting from the flamboyance. Black and metallic instantly glam up an outfit, and don’t have to be reserved for night outings or appear gaudy. As long as there are no other elements of the outfit which are bright or intensely eye-catching, then metallics can always look appropriate.
I took my Docs out for a strut around the city the other day, wearing predominantly black in the awkward summer/winter weather. Let me know what you think about the black & gold combination!