Following on from my previous post on my simplified wardrobe, here’s the last piece of the puzzle: shoes! I know I only have 6 pairs of shoes so I probably should’ve realised this earlier, but getting them all together to take pictures was the first time I realised that they’re all monochrome/grey except for the wellies! I remember as a teenager, my shoes were almost exclusively grey. I had an aversion to black (look at me now, teenage me!) and white poses the problem of always looking dirty, (which I’ve now largely embraced) whereas grey was the perfect balance. It goes with everything, which is probably why I subconsciously decided it would be my colour scheme for shoes. I know many minimalists apply this to their entire wardrobe, but I couldn’t do that myself. I need a bit more variety than that. But for shoes it works perfectly.
I will point out that while these shoes are perfect for 99% percent of my activities, I do borrow the odd pair of my mum’s for certain occasions such as weddings, interviews, or random days when I just feel like a change. Like I said, it is quite rare, and if we weren’t similar sizes I’d just make do with mine, but ain’t nothin’ wrong with sharing it around sometimes!
Similarly to the wardrobe this is my winter collection, but it’s almost identical to the summer one, except that I wear the boots a lot less and add a pair of sandals and flip flops into the mix.
key: (e)= ethically made (v)= vegan
- HUNTER wellies in red (e)(v)– new (1+ year ago)
- TOPSHOP suede heeled boots in black – new (4+ years ago) (similar)
- Wills Vegan Shoes dock boots in grey (e)(v)– new (<1 year ago)
- Dr. Martens 3-eyelet shoe in black (e)– new (8+ years ago!)
- Superga classic shoe in white (v)– new (<1 year ago)
- Vivo Barefoot running shoe in black (e)(v)– new (<1 year ago)