I’ve been really impressed with Next lately. It’s one of those brands that I have a tendency to forget about – mostly, I think, because I always used to associate it with workwear, and as I no longer work in an office, I obviously don’t have a need for that, now. Of course, Next do much more than just workwear – and, these days, they sell much more than just their own brand clothing, too – and lately I’ve picked up a few bits and pieces that I’ve really liked, (D0n’t even get me started on the homewear. No, seriously, we could be here all day…) which has motivated me to check out the site more often.
On my latest visit, then, I came across these pretty blush court shoes. My first instinct was to think of these as bridal, or special occasion shoes, and although that’s never really stopped me wearing shoes before, I know it would give a lot of people pause. If you check out the image above, though, you’ll see that Next have styled these shoes with an off-white skirt and matching blush shirt, and while it’s definitely not a casual look, it’s not exactly something that screams, “I’m going to a wedding!” either, which proves there are ways to style this kind of shoe without looking like a wedding guest.
My interest, however, mainly revolves around the colour. I’m really loving pink at the moment, and this shade in particular appeals to me, because it’s fairly subtle, and functions almost as a nude on my skin tone. I can’t really wear clothes in this shade because of that (Blush pink trousers, for instance, would just make me look like I was naked from the waist down: not a good look!), but shoes are another matter altogether – which is probably why I should stop looking at these ones right now, before they start to seem too tempting!