We recently had a reader request about woven shoes, the reader in question wanted a pair of semi-formal shoes for summer, with a weave. Seb Law already mentioned that tatty plimsolls are not a good look for the warmer months, and woven shoes are a far more grown-up alternative.
Reading through The Independent Online last night, I came across this article by Alice-Azania Jarvis on the art of dressing for work. As she states, “the thing about getting dressed for work – the thing that makes it so very difficult – is that work is definitely not about clothes. On the contrary: in the world of earnest employment, such frivolities are almost frowned upon.”
Lucky for me I have large feet because these Onitsuka Tigers only come in men’s sizes. I wouldn’t normally go for shoes so bright but somehow these work. They’re £49.99 from Office and will look great with a pair of really dark indigo jeans to make the colour pop.
I know we’re pretty hot for deck shoes at the moment but I didn’t mean these monstrosities. Something about the overlong vamp and safe brown really creeps me out. It’s like I’ve been flung into a fashion black hole and spat out somewhere in Clapham or Putney.
Grey and neon is a pretty good colour combination, I like the way the grey geeks up the neon a bit to remove the nu-rave connotations.
Huggy Bear, Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000; no matter how old you are, there has always been that outrageously cool, pimped-out personality.
Office have got a sale on, and you’ll be able to snap up some bargains like these lovely Oxford brogues, reduced to £45 from £110.
Smart trainers are a great staple, perfect for smartening up casualwear and making suits look less stuffy, so I’ve picked five that will easily take you from work to the weekend.
The rise of the cardigan has surely sounded the death knell for the blazer and jeans look.
These Firetrap shoes are a gem. Just the other day I was out with my boyfriend and he wondered out loud why all lace-ups have to have clownlike extended toes.
I’m in love with these Lacoste ‘René’ pumps from Office (£49.99), I’ve been saying ‘Oh René’ over and over again in my head in the style of Allo’ Allo’.