The off-season is probably the longest period of the year. And he needs special shoes that will withstand both prolonged rains, and slush, and cold. We tell you how to choose the right model that will last you as long as possible and at the same time will look fashionable.
Shoes are not only one of the most expensive parts of the wardrobe, but also a truly style-forming element of any image. She is able to make your outfit trendy or, on the contrary, bring you back a few years ago. But what if there is no opportunity to update the shoe wardrobe every season, but you always want to look stylish? To do this, when buying another pair, it is worth considering several important points.
You should not follow the trends – they are usually fleeting. And so that your shoes don’t look obsolete next season, it’s better to choose more classic models. For example, instead of massive boots in the Bottega Veneta style, buy calm Chelsea boots – perhaps on tractor soles, but still not as hypertrophied as those of the Italian brand).
The smaller the fittings, the better — one of the main rules of the thing is to stay relevant longer. And it doesn’t matter if it’s about shoes, a bag or a coat. Often it is the hardware that makes the basic model fashionable or outdated. Therefore, it is better to abandon too bright or massive elements in the decor.
A similar story as with accessories — it is better to choose more classic or close to them models. For example, instead of the terribly popular Chelsea with colored soles now, opt for monochrome models, and prefer models with thick heels and soles to ankle boots with a massive heel and sole.
Don’t know what to choose? There are several universal models that are always relevant: army boots in the style of Dr. Martens, classic variations of Chelsea and Converse (Vans and other similar models are also suitable), Cossacks, brogues and oxfords. The color is your choice, but it’s also better not to get carried away with too trendy (for example, this season it’s blue and green).
What the shoes are made of is of great importance. Materials must be of high quality, wear-resistant and resistant to moisture — this is especially important in our climate. For example, suede and nubuck are not the best option for wet spring or autumn, as they require additional care and special treatment. In this regard, it is much more practical to use shoes with a smooth and dense coating.
Bright colors are in fashion this season — blue, green, pink. However, we would not advise you to opt for too bright models. Firstly, you will be constantly haunted by the question “And what to wear it with?”, secondly, you often won’t wear such shoes — they are too memorable, and thirdly, it simply won’t work to remain unnoticed in it (if you suddenly have such a desire). In this regard, shoes of neutral colors are more practical: black, gray, beige, brown, dark blue, milk. By the way, white shoes also look quite bright, while it is much easier to pick up things for them than, say, for green.
The last, but one of the most important points. Regardless of trends and trends, your shoes should be clean and in good condition. Untidy boots, no matter how fashionable they are, will spoil any image and impression of you. Therefore, do not forget to process, dry and repair your shoes in a timely manner.