37 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 3 bags
My shoe collection is the least minimal thing in my life. I have tried to cut it down, but I simply find that I have a purpose for all of my pairs of shoes. I have never been shoe obsessed, but I do like having a range of shoes for different situations. I really prioritise comfort, and all of these shoes are incredibly wearable.
Here is a guide to all the shoes I own. The three handbags I own are included in the images.
I have a pair of pointy flats and a pair of loafers. These two pairs of shoes were purchased earlier in the year. They replaced one pair of suede flats that I had worn regularly for a couple of years. They had stretched out and faded to a dark green colour. I decided to treat them with shoe polish, but this was clearly not the correct response as it ruined them. I had originally intended to replace them with just one pair of shoes, but in the end two were a better option as I can minimise wear and keep them both in good condition.
I love these boots for their comfort and style. I bought them in London in 2013. Unfortunately, their days are numbered. They have sustained a lot of damage on the surface of the leather. Furthermore, the right boot has started making an obnoxious squeaking sound. I’ll probably try to replace them next winter.
Aesthetically, I don’t love the chunkiness of these boots so much, but they are great for dressing up casual looks. They are but one of two pairs of heeled shoes I own, and these remain in my wardrobe because of their comfort and flexibility.
I’ve mentioned these in my formalwear post. I will admit I have not yet worn them, but I really do have an adversity to heels to begin with. I will definitely wear these as summer progresses. Out of all the pairs of formal shoes I looked at, these were the most aesthetically pleasing and simultaneously comfortable I could find.
I walk and run as much as I can. These shoes are my life and I would wear them everyday if I could. Please ignore how stained they are.
I live in Australia. No need to explain further.
Another Australian necessity. Beach, short walks, visiting friends… I use these all the time.
In terms of my handbags, I basically just own three clutches in slightly different tones and textures. I will write a post about these some time in the future.
I’m sure there are many of you out there who have far fewer pairs of shoes, but this is what I find to be appropriate for my current life situation. While I do not wear all these shoes regularly, I really feel like each pair has a purpose.