It’s that weird time of year where it’s technically still summer, but temperatures have plummeted and the heatwave feels like a distant memory.
While we welcome being able to sleep in cooler climates, working out what to wear can be tricky – including when it comes to footwear. Sometimes it’s chilly in the mornings and breezy in the afternoon, but muggy on the commute home.
Enter: the transitional shoe. With styles you can throw on with midi dresses and lightweight jackets, they’ll see you through from now until next summer rolls around.
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The chunky dad trainer trend is going nowhere. Wear these with your favourite jeans or team with leather look trousers and a sharp blazer to dress down an otherwise formal look.
Heel Leather Shoes, £59.99, Mango
Just because summer’s on its way out, doesn’t mean you can’t hold onto the pastel shades. This block-heeled pair is a modern upgrade on the classic court shoe, and suitable for your workwear wardrobe, too.
While we’re all on board with the barely-there trend, they’re not exactly practical when it starts to rain and you’re sprinting from the bus to brunch. This kitten-heeled hot pink pair is a nod to the trend, but they’re more wearable for cooler months.
Slingback Leather Shoes, Mango, £59.99
Think of these as workwear shoes that can fit in your handbag. A pop of coral will add vibrancy to your outfits and the soft leather slingback will keep you blister-free.
You might usually wear them with chunky socks and jeans, but these boots will work just as well alongside a midi dress or skirt in these transitional months. Opt for an alternative to black with this deep sky blue pair that takes inspiration from the wild, wild west.
For a shoe that will stand the test of time, head to Dr Martens and pick up this cherry red pair. They will see you through the elements, but aren’t quite as chunky as a boot – so if the sunshine re-emerges you still stay cool.
Converse = the ultimate casual shoe. Style with jeans, skirts and playsuits – pretty much anything – and head out the door. New prints and colours come every season, but you can’t go wrong with the classic black design.
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