new year, new shoes: the quick fix

Yesterday I brought you my favourite shoes that are currently in the sales, but today is all about newness. These shoes are all new in store or online, and in comparison to the sales picks which were all investment buys (i.e. quite expensive but worth it in the long run), these are a quick fix to give your wardrobe a new year boost. And the best bit? All come in at £100 or less. Because sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up to get you through January…

Pink trigenic flex
Clarks Trigenic Flex, £100, 

I can’t say enough good things about the incredibly stylish, super-comfortable Clarks’ Trigenic Flex trainers. I have a pair in grey felt which are still available at The Natural Shoe Store, but this blush pink is brand new and I love it (which is saying something because I usually hate pink things). It’s also worth mentioning that the original white Trigenics are back in stock – snap them up while you can, they always sell out.

Zara brogues
Cut-out loafers, £29.99, 

Zara is always my first port of call when I feel the need for some retail therapy but I don’t want to spend too much money. At under £30, don’t expect these shoes to be made of leather (they’re not, I checked) or to last a particularly long time, but I think they’re pretty snazzy and will pep up your work outfit a treat.

Topshop boots
Attack cut-out boots, £75, 

I love the style of casual boots around at the moment that have a sporty feel to them but are smarter than high-top trainers. These from Topshop would look great with a pair of statement socks showing through those cut-out sections.

Dun trainers
Elastic vamp trainers, £99,  

Luxe trainers really aren’t going anyway, and I like the way this pair from Dune is kind of minimal in design, but at the same time has luxurious touches in the fabrics used. I also really appreciate the elastic vamp in place of laces #lazy

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Suede sneakers, £89, 

More trainers, this time from & Other Stories. I really gravitate towards anything grey at the moment, but grey shoes are surprisingly thin on the ground. This chic smoky suede is very now, and can be dressed up or down.

Motion pumps, £22, 

Like the Zara loafers, these ASOS pumps shouldn’t be something you expect to have in your wardrobe for years (guys, they’re only £22: they’re not exactly built to last). But they’re very sweet indeed and practical too, as can be worn with black opaque tights. It’s always tricky to find flats that work with black opaques.

So there you have it – I hope between this post and yesterday’s sales guide I’ve catered for everyone who feels the need to do a bit of shoe shopping!