I eye up the height, the colour, how it will feel…I am talking about shoes! Yes, I am shoe crazy, I think and dream about them constantly, it’s an infatuation my doctor said.
On a recent shopping trip I must have spent three hours straight in Topshop’s shoe section, taking in all the heights, colours and textures. It’s Christmas and I should be spending my money on presents for the family, but have you seen their recent collection?
This seasons party dresses are based on colours of nude, metallic and black with layers of lace, beading and waterfall drapes, so we need shoes to compliment. Heels are high again this winter but more shoes are including a platform heel which allows more comfort and equals a lot more dancing. The added flashes of neon pinks and your silvery greys means no more winter blues. There are a lot more sharp colours on the high street this winter, and you will still see your black sandal designs and your silver court shoes to match any party dress, but the variety has spread to baby pinks with bows, strong oranges, patterned, shades of purple, lace textures and patents.
Depending on your budget, Topshop are the best on the high street, with a wide variety. Their heels are exceptionally high but do not let this put you off, as I have said more shoes are including the comfort of platform heels so your feet have less pressure. If you can stretch your budget, there is also Kurt Geiger, who at the moment have the utmost fabulous range, I am talking velvet reds, leopard prints for all you animal lovers, sparkly golds and massive heels with bows. Teamed against a party dress and even tights, these shoes will stand out and grab anyone’s attention.
Don’t forget though, sales are on, and there are some amazing prices for those of us that have to watch our budget. Topshop sales are always big and there is your upper high street, like Karen Millen, where there are even matching bags to shoes. Dorothy Perkins’ shoe range is also a contender this year, with designs of pink frills, grey lace-ups, studded peep toes to remind us of the military theme, diamantes and block heels. They also have featured a limited edition of shoes designed by Alexandra Burke, Kelly Osbourne and Sophie Ellis Bextor in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
So, you see ladies, we can have our cake and eat it, and possibly have another cheeky slice. With amazing prices and heels that are versatile, we won’t feel guilty about buying those pair of shoes as a present to ourselves.