Perfect Back to School Shoes..for grown ups...

Style Theory: Shoes for autumn/winter are a major player in your capsule wardrobe. They need to be practical, comfortable and able to see you through all sorts of weather this country is likely to throw at us....the pointed loafer has come to the rescue...

This year the pointy loafer/brogue is most definitely my shoe of choice. Slightly masculine, but worn with the right outfit can look so chic. With the platforms of SS15 (see Stella McCartney below) becoming the norm next year, these pointy loafers seem positively tame and understated in comparison. 
Here are some ideas of how to style the pointy loafer..
Victoria Beckham SS15
Stella McCartney SS15

This style of shoes looks gorgeous with cigarette trousers.
A flash of ankle makes these shoes more ladylike

The Celine loafers

All images above via Pinterest

The most flattering way to wear these is to keep the bottom half of your outfit slimline. They look great with ankle length skinny jeans, leather leggings or shorter skirts. It is best to bare your ankle if you can as it gives them a more feminine look. In the winter wear with 60s dresses and thick, black opaque tights.

Here are my selection of the best on the High Street:
Somerset By Alice Temperley at John Lewis £125
These are without a doubt my favourite, the black and navy colourway makes them so versatile and the buckle adds a tougher edge. I have not seen these in the flesh but hope to try on tomorrow so I will let you know what they are like via Instagram (@schoolrunmum)
Clarks Hotel Chic Shoes £65
These look fabulous on, I saw them being worn by Luisa from AStylishSomething on instagram (@astylishsomething) and they looked great and have the added bonus of being super comfy!
Topshop Fleetwood Monk Shoes £32
Again, these were worn by blogger Adrienne from Thatsmymum on instagram. They looked great and are such a great price, they are not leather but if you fancy 'dipping your toe' in the trend these are a good buy! 
Mango Croc-Effect Slippers £39.99
The closest I have seen to the beautiful Celine loafers that are wayyy out of my price range. These are chic and elegant and would look stunning with black skinny ankle length trousers and a black blouse.
Mango Penny Loafers £44.99
Office Trixie Loafer Nude £55
Wear these with a cream shirt and skinny paler blue ankle length jeans for a chic Autumn look..
Next Pointed Loafers £28
These would look fab with a double denim look - a denim shirt and skinny blue jeans.
French Connection Giovanna Shoes £100
These shoes are monochrome perfection, would look stunning with an all black outfit.
I am loving this style of shoe, so practical for us mums and flattering at the same time.

Back to the school run this week, so the trainers have been worn non-stop..this is why I need a pair of pointed loafers!
Sweater: Zara
Jeans: Gap
Trainers: Stan Smith Adidas
Bag: Spain
Out for lunch with the family...
Coat: M&S
Top: H&M
Cardigan: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop Baxter
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Spain
So are you convinced by the pointy flats, do you think they will make a practical and stylish addition to your Autumn wardrobe? 
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xx


  1. I like them but need to get over always feeling like my feet look big in this style of shoe. Baring ankle is a really good tip!

  2. Oh yes adore them - I have my black and white Lemans ready to wear! xx

  3. Love them, esp the Temperley ones - Fiona x

  4. GORGEOUS!! Especially loving the pic of the nude ones - just stunning! Ax

  5. Yes the Temperley ones win hands down for me out of this selection and like you say the navy and black make it so on trend and yet very wearable. Will look forward to seeing a pic of them!

  6. Always a sucker for shoes I have to say I like them! Oh for the Celine ones, utterly divine but failing that I agree with your choice of favourite and I am also drawn to the Next ones if I'm honest x

  7. My faves are the Next ones, I have been looking at them for a while and may have to get them!
    A x

  8. I am with you on the Temperly ones....totally gorgeous!! I think I may have to check out Mango ones as they are doing a great bid to this trend xx

  9. I love them on others ... but can't decide about wearing them myself. I'm tempted to give them a go this year but I have a question (don't laugh) ... don't your ankles get cold??

  10. Oh wow - these are amazing - I love literally every single pair you've picked out!

  11. spot on... they really do look great with skinny jeans and they are so versatile i agree. perfect for us grown ups :)! Love your choices.