As you may have noticed, I’m a big fan of colour: colour-blocking, clashing, accenting, flashing, indeed a veritable riot of colour is what I feel most at home wearing. So much so, that this is one of my more conservative outfits (although today my bleached white-blonde bob does have additional pink streaks in it, thanks to Kevin Murphy’s wipe-on-wash-out Color Bug)!
My hot pink 3/4 length coat is from Karen Millen, the skinny, high-waisted, zip-flare jeans are from the 1971 Reiss range, the orange jumper’s from Primark, and the leopardprint platform ponyskin shoes are by Deena & Ozzy courtesy of Urban Outfitters (see previous post). High Street heaven!
Today’s school-run shoes are these khaki Nike trainers (UK speak for sneakers). Trimmed in various shades of green, they’re higher than high-tops (does this make them top- tops?!) and lined with lovely warm faux sheepskin.
They are utterly unflattering and make my legs look like stumpy tree-trunks (and I’m 5’9″!), but they’re also cosy and comfortable and I always get very positive comments about them. Plus I think they have their own muted kind of beauty…
These Nikes might be lace-up, but they come with a super-handy zip at the side, which is infinitely preferable to endless threading and lacing first thing in the morning and last thing at night!
The trainers came with additional matching removable military-type straps (you can see the loop-hole for these at the heel), which I took off one day and now can’t find: Grrr… Just as well they’re still perfectly functional without them!