I’ve always been a bit of a shoe hoarder. I think I must own approximately 40 pairs at least, and I’m ashamed to say, I only have a select number that I seem to wear often and I most definitely need a clear out.
A year or two ago I decided that I was going to save up and spend more on shoes that were more classic, that were made to last and unlike some of my cheap or kitsch styled high heels, weren’t going to destroy my boney feet.
However, that was until recently whilst on a shopping trip with a friend. I discovered these skater style slip-on trainers, which quite frankly made my 12-year-old Avril Lavigne loving self internally scream.
These luxe lovelies were from Primarni and cost me just £8!!! Whats awesome about them is the fact that theyre super comfortable and are made out of a Merlot hued velvet, which can be paired with many an outfit, casual or dressy.
The bumble bee embroidery adds a bit of a regal class to the shoes, which, in my opinion, makes them look much more expensive than they really are. The insect detail also makes more of a feature of the shoes which means if you’re not big on accessorising with jewellery, your feet can do the talking.
They can be dressed up or down and look cute with loose fitting dolly dresses for a more dressy look, or can be alternatively paired with denim in the form of frayed hem jeans and distressed shorts. Pair them with fishnet tights or socks for an edgier twist on the current nostalgic grunge trend of the 90s.