Thursday, 26 January 2012

Forget LBD, it's all about the black shoes!

Karl Lagerfeld once said "One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress". Wise words there Karl, but while a dress may be the immediate focus, it is the accessories that will always make the outfit.

Every wardrobe needs a few staples: blazer, Breton top, black dress... but one thing too often gets overlooked: the basic shoe*. So when Sarenza asked us bloggers to write about our favourite shoes from their site, I knew straight away what I was going to blog about: black shoes. 

Now you may be thinking of some dodgy 90s school shoes or bland work pumps but bear with me on this one. You can't go wrong with a good staple black heel. They go with practically everything. You may be a peep toe girl, Mary Jane lover or maybe even a simple court will do. Whatever your style, you need some black shoes in your life. No excuses.

French Connection JENNA, £91, Sarenza
I love these French Connection shoe boots. They suit my style down to the ground. They go from day to night so easily and can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses to maxi skirts - and have just enough edge that they can be smart and sassy all at once.

I think the most important thing about choosing a staple pair of shoes though is to not skimp on the spending. Yes, £90 may be stretching the budget a little bit this time, but do the fashion maths: better quality = more wears = a justified purchase, right? Call it an investment - or if you find a budget buy which do the job equally as well, don't keep it to yourself!

*Shoe lovers, I know your wardrobe may be bursting at the hinges, but think - do you really have a good all occasion shoe?

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