Topshop ‘Ravish’ laser cut sandals, £52
Topshop’s ‘Ravish’ sandals come in black, red and gold: guess which one I’d buy? Yup, you guessed it: red all the way! Or maybe gold, actually – that would be a little bit dressier. Or the black would be simpler, wouldn’t it? Er, can I just have all three?
No prizes whatsoever for guessing what ShoeperMan’s reaction to that question would be, and as I technically can’t even justify even one pair of these right now, I’m going to have to content myself with just looking at them. And while I’m doing that, I’m ALSO going to content myself by imagining wearing them with this black tuxedo blaxer:
This is the kind of thing that always pops up on lists of “Wardrobe essentials”: I haven’t owned a jacket like this for years now, but I actually have one on its way to me at the moment, so fingers crossed it works out: if not, at least I have this one to fall back on when I’m NOT ordering shoes from the Topshop website… Add a silk cami and a pair of skinny jeans or trousers (and the strappy sandals, of course) and you have a classic, smart/casual look, from the kind of pieces you’ll have in your closet for years. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more special, you could always ditch the cami, and go for something like this instead:
I ordered a sequin crop top like this a couple of years ago from Topshop, and ended up sending it back, thinking I wouldn’t have much of an opportunity to wear it. I STILL don’t think I’d have much of an opportunity to wear it, but I DO know I’ve regretted returning it on many occasions since then, so lesson learned, I guess!