10/02/2014

Falling Flat





Topshop Coat | Zara Top | Topshop Faux-Leather Trousers | Zara TRF bag | Topshop Slip-Ons

I am a heel-o-holic. 

Not in an stereotypical WAG-in-stripper-heels kind of way. Not in the same way some girls pull big shapes to try and get their red-soled Louboutin's into shot. 

I'm more of a Carrie Bradshaw getting all flustered over Manolos. 

Pointed courts, strappy sandals, or heeled boots- obviously they can look beautiful. But for me it's more about how they make you feel rather than how they look

High heels give you that confidence (dare I say, sass? ok, too much) that you just don't get from wearing flats. Unless of course, you are a bit of a Bambi-on-ice when heeled- in which case confidence is probably reduced to the minimum. 

So my issues with flats? 
1. Sassy stride becomes a bouncy little stomp.
2. Say it with me: thunder thighs (although this coat does wonders for hiding them!). My legs turn into short, dumpy tree trunks.

But here I am, in all of my 5 ft 3 glory, embracing the flat shoe trainer trend in the form of faux-Celine checked slip-ons from Topshop. 

And you know what?

I sort of love it. 

 Thanks to that Chanel Couture show, Phoebe Philo, Cara Delevigne and the retro revival of 90s sportswear, the whole idea of when and where you can wear flat shoes- especially trainers- has been redefined. 

Sure, there is a fine line between casual chic and looking all a little bit too Lily Allen circa 2006, but the right kind of flats can add an urban edge to classically dressed up looks. (By the way, this is no dig at Lily Allen, I have a lot of respect for that woman, just trainers and prom dresses were never my thing.)

Looks like I'll be falling flat this season. Topshops Celine-esque slip ons are fast becoming my favourite shoe staple. 

16 comments:

  1. Love everything your wearing! x

    www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. i love your coat! gorgeous outfit :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  3. Oh that coat is simply to die for! Perfect casual yet chic outfit xx

    fashionvitae.blogspot.com

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  4. Love that coat. I think you pull off the whole sports-esque flats thing pretty well! Although I so feel you on the way heels make you feel and stand.

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  5. Amazing coat! You look goooood in flats, def think you have pulled them off :-)

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this look, I almost picked up that clutch in the sale, wish I did now- you rock it well!.
    http://www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk/

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  7. Girl, you look good in anything!
    Jenna
    jennanicholls.blogspot.co.uk x

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  8. Those shoes are lovely, and they look so comfy!x

    http://in-my-fashion-pocket.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Really lovely outfit.
    Love the coat!

    DarlingSophie

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  10. Love this look, your coat and shoes are amazing!x
    - Jayne
    electra-violet.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. love this whole outfit. Also loving the flat shoes / skater shoes trend.. can't get enough!

    Belinda | Fashion Crossing

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  12. In love with that coat and those slip ons!
    Perfect outfit.

    fashionas-art.blogspot.co.uk

    Hannah xo

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  13. Your oversized coat looks fantastic, love the savvy styling.

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  14. As a girl of only 5", I totally understand the necessity of a heel!
    But amazzzzing outfit as usual!

    Emmie xx
    www.topknotfringeandawhatnot.blogspot.co.uk

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