Monday, July 9, 2012

Ditch those commute to office runners

By Elaine Scully Styling

Looking for comfort for your commute to work? There's nothing wrong with that, but girls this look below screams WRONG

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As a true heel addict, I will wear shoes that, if walked any distance in, promise blisters. When it comes to work I have in the past year (it took a while to come round) began 'opting for comfort'. Now those are 3 words I would never have used when it comes to my style - until I was introduced to FitFlop in SS 2011. That's the danger with comfort, get a taste of it and suddenly your feet are telling YOU what to wear! Last week I was given a preview of FitFlops Autumn/Winter 2012 collection and they have the perfect commute to work shoe. Ironically on my way to the meeting, my eyes sorely spotted a woman rushing up Henry Street wearing a dark (skirt) suit teamed with runners. If that lady is reading this, please ditch those runners and take a look at these.....

Sometimes a girl needs comfort

Meet Fitflops new Ballerina style shoe - The Dué - they are a half wedge half ballet pump. With their uber-cushioned underfoot they kick the comfy runners ass and you'll agree they'll look far more fab with your smart work wear than any sporty options. The patent leather gives them a dressy finish, as well as the Hot Cherry colour shown above they also come in Inky Blue, and Black. This new style will come in a leather finish as well but personally they don't have the same appeal particularly if wearing with a skirt. Surprisingly these comfortable soles come with an affordable price tag of €99.95. They won't be available until later this month but you can pre-order. You can locate your nearest stockist here

You may not be ready to shop for winter boots but here is another new style from FitFlop that I just have to share with you. These are a boxer style boot called The Polar Sneaker. For me they are a cross between the Ugg and a High Top. They can be worn laced up (boxer style) or turned down (ugg style). The thermo-cosseting curly sheepskin lining is so soft you need to stroke it (like I did) to believe it. These come with a price tag of €179.99 which is a big reduction in price of previous FitFlop boots.

Float like a Butterfly

Have you been guilty of any fashion disasters in order to avoid blistering on the way to work?

Elaine xx
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