Dorothy Perkins pumps, £20.30
These little pumps may not be the most interesting shoes of the week, but they’re down to just £20 in the Dorothy Perkins sale, and they’re such a cute colour I thought they were worth showing you anyway.
About that colour: the Dorothy Perkins website describes it as “coral”, but to me it looks more of a pink. And not just any pink, either: it’s that perfect mid-pink, which is bright enough to have a ton of impact, but not quite bright enough to be super-distracting, or overly neon. I love it, and would be just a little disappointed if these actually turned out to be a true coral, so if you feel the same, it might be best to check these out in-store rather than ordering online.
Slightly unusually for pointed pumps, these have a small platform, which I like. I don’t wear platforms nearly as often as I used to these days, but my great love of midi-length dresses and skirts (which I think work best with a higher heel, especially when you have short legs, like I do!) means that every so often I find myself reaching for a pair of platforms again. I don’t think I’ll ever give up on them completely, so when I find a pair that cost as little as these, they can be hard to resist.
How to wear pink platforms?
I’ve had my eye on Topshop’s blurry check pencil skirt ever since it arrived on the website, and it’s even made it into my basket a couple of times, before being abandoned in favour of something else. I think it would make a really nice transitional piece: the gingham-style check is very spring-like, but the fabric looks fairly thick, so it could probably be worn now too, although you’d possibly want to add some tights, and a slightly warmer coat than the one I’ve chosen here:
What to wear with pink platforms