Sophia Webster ‘Leah’ iridescent bow sandals, £293
These shoes are completely and utterly ridiculous in every possible way, so naturally I love them. Sophia Webster’s shoes tend to divide opinion, and I know a lot of my readers find them to be just too much, but I think they’re so fanciful and imaginative that I can’t help but like them.
Purple and orange aren’t two colours I would generally consider wearing together – in fact, orange is a colour I wouldn’t normally consider wearing AT ALL. The iridescent stiletto heel helps tie the two together here, though, and I think the semi-transparent bow is delicate enough for the colour to work. The shape of these, meanwhile, is fantastic, and I particularly love the giant, two-layered bow, which creates an extravagant, fairy-tale kind of feel.
As far as styling these shoes goes, I suspect that transparent upper will make it an easier job than you might think, but as I see it, you basically have two choices: you either play the shoes down, with something very simple (jeans, say, or a little black/white dress), or you play them UP, with something as whimsical as they are. In real life, I’d go for the first option, but as this ISN’T real life, I’m going to go for the second option, with this purple Zandra Rhodes dress:
What to wear with purple and orange shoes:
Dress // Clutch // Lipstick // Bracelet
OK, the orange clutch is probably overkill. In fact, it’s ALL probably overkill, but like I said: you can always go for that little black dress!
I kind of adore the shoe itself (crazy as they might be), but I positively hate that stiletto. Hate it.
I love that bow. Love it! I just wish there was less orange or perhaps more orange? (Like if the heel would be orange too.)
I am not a fan of the semi-transparent-ness of them. The style, I do like.
In live with the first ! I want !
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