CLARKS, EDENVALE ASH OXFORD SHOE, $160, SHOP NOW.
Once upon a time, footwear had to be marred by blisters, ankle-wobble and arch-ache before it could even be considered something of fashion-trend acceptability. Squished-toe kitten heels and limp-causing stilettos were part and parcel of not only out-for-drinks attire but for whole entire exhausting days in the office, too.
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Luckily, a couple of years ago, women’s feet proverbially protested. They went on a blister strike, demanding comfy housing for their long suffering steppers. They campaigned for comfy footwear to be catapulted into the fashion stratosphere alongside their artistic counterparts. It’s only fair. Men’s feet get cozy, be-socked, sensible leather flats day-in, day-out. Don’t get us wrong, we still love a sculptural statement heel, it’s just that they’re not always conducive to getting life done.
Clarks new range encompasses all the comfy cuteness you need for the new season. Classic style, slick colours and luxurious materials all within well-crafted, chic shapes. Here are our top picks for the season ahead and some thoughts on how to make them your best fashion friend…
The court shoe
The season’s comfy-cool trend comes in incarnations that perfectly suit the urban-prairie trend. Style back with a long-line dress or wide-leg trousers in ochre tones or even mismatching prints. It’s a Brooklyn-happy look you can wear from office to out-of-office.
CLARKS, GRACE OLIVIA COURT SHOE, $200, SHOP NOW
The aubergine ankle boot
Grapey tones are an anti-neutral this autumn/winter, in that they are mellow enough to wear with denims, greys and whites, but more interesting than your regular black or tan option. Pair this pair with something folky and the look’s complete.
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The heeled pump
A solid heel on a rounded pump equals sneaky comfort blanketed by style. Also, a geometric, Art Deco-inspired accent is the perfectly seasonal way to bring fresh life to your footwear.
CLARKS, GRACE NINA COURT HEEL, $200, SHOP NOW
PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVEN CHEE
FASHION DIRECTION: CHARLOTTE STOKES
HAIR: KYYE REED
MAKEUP: AIMIE FIEBIG
FASHION ASSISTANT: JOJO WU
MODEL: FRANZI / CHIC