(Alexander Wang Kori oxfords)
I struggle to find nice flats. Ballet pumps feel to girly, velvet slippers too preppy and brogue lace-ups are just not my thing. Sure, trendy sneakers are a god-sent, but as a wise old friend of mine once pointed out, the 'ordinary' folk don't really get this new-found fashion x trainer combo, which means that to the outside world we [I] invariably end up looking like a lazy commuter, so unconcerned about their [my] sartorial demeanour that they [I] have not even bothered to change out of their [my] commuter-gear*. A look that I'm happy to sport (ha!) on a regular basis, but that might not always work when you are meeting people who are not in on the trend, and therefore might think that you are taking the piss by turning up in a leather pencil skirt and hightops (been there). Which brings us to the object of today's writings. I fell in love with the Kori oxfords by Monsieur Wang a few seasons ago. Back then it was the chain-adorned ankle boot version that caught my fancy, but as is more often than not the case with expensive fit things, by the time I convinced myself they were worth the spend, they had gone! Not this time though. I am clicking home the updated version of these perfect (almost flat) booties before I live to regret it again. Few!
*[to those who cannot relate to this, please feel free to read bracketed version only].