The transformative powers of a simple shoe swap is undeniable. Office to dinner, laid-back to dressed-up, day to night, we could go on. And when the festive season launches into full swing our switch of shoe becomes the linchpin of our party wardrobe.
Style duo Belle and Bunty are long-time advocates—read aficionados—of this nifty trick and were more than happy to show us how they’ll be striding into the festive season.
“Stars are a major trend but there’s no denying that this dress has staying power. Layer over a high neck top, underneath a jumper, team with bare legs or double up on the glitz with gold tights.”
“This skirt is cut from the same cloth. Dress it down with a very wintery and super warm jumper (made all the prettier with this eyelet detail) or go unbridled party with sequins.”
“Now, let’s talk shoes. Shoes are an outfit game-changer (jeans with heels anyone?), and they can make your party wear investments go a very long way. In our opinion a change of shoes can be the difference between homely festive gathering and full-on party.”
“First for the relaxed. The moment we saw these velvet blush pink trainers we knew they were made for us—dressy enough to elevate any outfit but oh-so comfy. The rose gold Superga trainers work in exactly the same way.”
“Because we’re in love with these trainers doesn’t mean there isn’t a corner of our hearts reserved for a statement pair of heels—there’s something mood changing about putting a good pair on. The stacked heel on these ankle tie pairs make them comfortable to wear.”
Photography by Victora Metaxas.