You know winter is on the way (Or winter fashion, in any case: I hope winter itself is still a very long way away!) when tartan starts to appear in stores, don’t you?
Now, if you’ve been reading here for a while, you’ll know that I’m not a huge fan of tartan. I can take it in small doses, but only in VERY small doses, and when it comes down to it, I tend to think that most tartan shoes and clothes would look a little bit better in just about any other print at all.
Sometimes, though, all it takes to change my mind about a certain shoe is to see it as part of an outfit. And in this case, although I actually loved the shape of these shoes at first sight, and didn’t even hate the tartan upper for once, what really swung it for me was this:
I love everything about this look: it’s basically the perfect Autumn/Winter outfit as far as I’m concerned: the mixture of textures is fantastic, and for once I think the tartan shoes are the perfect finishing touch.
As I said, though, even before I looked at the outfit, I was already starting to change my position on tartan, because these are a particularly nice example of it, and the shape is flawless. I may just be converted…