Dorothy Perkins t-bars, £31.50
It may only be December 2nd, but I’m already feeling a little bit “glittered out”, thanks to all of the sparkly shoes I’ve been looking at over the next few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I do love them, but by the time January rolls around, I always feel like I need something of a glitter detox!
Even so, I found myself really drawn to these pewter t-bars, which are currently on sale at Dorothy Perkins. I’ve spoken a lot this year about how my taste has shifted away from platforms, but actually, as the weather gets cold enough to require tights most of the time, I’ve found myself wearing them more often. I tend to wear a lot of midi-length skirts and dresses, and I feel the combination of long hem and thick tights can look a little bit frumpy, and a very high shoe is an easy way to avoid that: even easier if the shoe in question has a bit of shimmer to it!
These shoes are a really nice shape: if I AM wearing a platform, I much prefer it to have a pointed toe, like this one, which stops it looking too clumpy. The pewter upper, meanwhile, is dressy, but fairly subtle, and I think it would work well with black tights: it’s not often you hear me say THAT!
How to save these shoes?
Although the glittery finish marks these out as evening shoes, my temptation would be to make them work for daytime. I’ve added the aforementioned black tights (I always go for the highest denier possible) to create an office-friendly (depending on the office, obviously!) look, with a festive feel courtesy of the shoes: