Spring’s here and despite it being freezing cold with clouds darkening the skies and hail smashing against my umbrella, this is the season when I usually shop more than during any other time of the year. Come winter and darkness at 4pm, I prefer to just go home, sit down and drink a cup of cocoa trying to forget we’ll be living in perpetual darkness for half a year. Or maybe it’s just that this year I’m slightly more inspired and keen to revamp my wardrobe than I used to be. Did visiting London Fashion Week turn me into a shopaholic? I hope not, but I am happy that there are three new pairs of spring shoes lined up in the bedroom for me to look at and feel happy.
I suspect that the dominant theme of this blog post on spring shoes will be comfort. Walking is such an integral part of my everyday that I simply can’t afford buying uncomfortable shoes (I do fail sometimes, mostly when I get blinded by how amazing they look or how much longer my legs appear in them).
Instagram is my favourite inspiration tool, especially bloggers such as Sinead from LoveStyleMindfulness, she has a great style, quite casual which is right up my alley. So, armed with a ton of inspiration, I turned to Google.
Searching for my wishlist items online helps me create a budget that I’m willing to spend (otherwise, believe me Ben would have to make sure I don’t starve to death while his clothes keep being squeezed out of the wardrobe). After an hour or so of work, I had the perfect list.
The entire haul would set me back £120.96, so some rationalizing was necessary. I decided against the high-heel sandals and medium heels as I’ve got plenty of the first and would probably not wear the second much.
In the end I stopped by HM and bought the wedges for £24.99. I find them quite an integral part of my spring shoes collection. These ones are incredibly comfortable and the sizes run small, I got 3.5, which is usually too big for me. They are the perfect spring shoes to wear with summery dresses, skirts and jeans. The options of matching them with whatever is in your wardrobe are pretty much endless. I was fooling around taking photos of them while wearing my rolled-up home-jeans and they looked fab. My feet will have some getting used to though, after months of comfortable boots and socks, wearing them barefoot gave me a tiny blister, but it doesn’t take away from how easy it is to walk in them. It’s all about breaking the shoes in and bringing my feet back into the spring mode.