Thursday, 29 March 2012

Too warm for boots - not hot enough for flip flops!

Hurrah! The daffodils are out, the smell of fresh-cut grass is no longer a distant memory, and it’s finally time to start thinking about ditching the boots and woolly socks.

There’s something really exciting about slipping into your spring/summer shoes for the first time in six months or more – especially when the weather has been wet and cold for a long time. It lifts the spirits and reminds you that the first picnic in the park with a few cold beers is only a matter of months away. However, this time of year can be a funny one. One day the temperature is well above average and you could almost be tempted into flip flops; the next, it dips right back down again and you’re back into your winter shoes. To cope with the seasonal changes, you need a couple of pairs of transition shoes in your life – footwear that will do the job nicely, no matter what the weather’s playing at.

On the more casual end of the fashionable footwear spectrum are the ever-reliable Converse – ideal for this time of year. They’re lightweight enough to be comfortable if the weather is warm, but can still be worn with socks if you’re not quite ready for shorts and T-shirts. And although the very first Converse were manufactured back in 1908 (no, seriously), both the hi-tops and pumps have enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. Converse look great with pretty floral dresses and a funky denim jacket for a festival, or with jeans and your favourite T-shirt for a chilled out Saturday. If you’re sold on the idea, why not think about buying Converse from With easy browsing, and even easier shopping, what’s not to love?

Singer Miley Cyrus has been rocking the Converse trend for years
Another good option for spring are ballet pumps, which, like Converse, can be worn with anything. Team with funky pop socks while it’s still a bit nippy, then go sockless as we move into summer. And remember, despite what the fashionistas might tell you, you don’t have to have legs like a race horse to be able to wear flats. Yes, they might look a bit better on someone like Giselle, but then again, what doesn’t? At the end of the day, as long as you feel good and your feet are happy, then who really cares? Just don’t forget to give them a bit of an airing if you’ve worn them without socks on a hot sunny day!

1 comment:

  1. I really do need to get some new converses, you're so right, they're perfect for this kind of weather :) At the moment I'm wearing pumps but I'm definitely gona be on the look out for converses! xx