Flats on our feet Please

Heels are great. We all love them. But there comes a time when flat is a much more appealing idea. Flat shoes, or flats,  are the sensible choice. But since when did we choose sensible over style, fashion fans?

Well, now you can have both. Stylish, sensible, flat shoes. On trend this season, flats are the celebrity shoe of choice, and for this autumn/winter there are LOADS to choose from, all sorts of styles.

The big three flats groups are chunky/brogue style, loafers, and pumps.

Loafers are sturdy, and stylish, and perfect in this season’s berry shades, or bright and bold metallics. Wear with cropped capri pants, or jeans. We love GAP’s burgundy white-soled casual loafer. French Connection’s slip-on snakeskin loafers are a fun take on a traditional shoe – and the only flatform we’re loving this week.

flat shoes loafersClockwise, from top left: Black loafers, £25, BHS, burgundy flatform loafers, £34.95, gold loafers, £34.95, both GAP, snakeskin slip-on blackless loafers, £95, French Connection, burgundy patent loafers, £22.99, New Look, brown fringe tassel loafers, £65, White Stuff, studded loafer, £24.99, New Look, green patent loafers, £55, Faith @ Debenhams.

Chunky soles, Dr Martens, and brogues. Shoes that we’ve stolen from the guys, we love chunky shoes. We love the feel of them, the look of them, and the variety of them we can stick our feet in! Brogues are uber-mart work shoes, great with midi skirts, brilliant with trouser suits, fantastic with jeans. We love metallic brogues, and classic styles. We love them all, the king of flats!

flat shoes chunky brogue styleClockwise, from top left: Red Kickers shoes, £75, Schuh, rose gold metallic brogues, £19.99, GAP, T-bar chunky sole shoes, £35, Schuh, Ribbon bow Dr Marten’s, £90, Schuh, metal plate brogues, £110, French Connection, brown brogues, £69.95, White Stuff

And finally pumps and slingbacks. Ballet pumps you can fold up and stick in your bag on a night-out. Flat slingbacks. Brilliant berry shades for autumn, gorgeous metallics and the obligatory leopard print – guaranteed to add something to jeans and a Tee! And how beautifully stylish are H&M’s navy bow front satin slingback pumps? Super stylish flats a la Audrey Hepburn. Team with capri pants, or a midi skirt – sorted.

flat shoes pumps and slingbacksClockwise, from top left: Navy satin slingbacks, £19.99, H&M, metallic embellished pumps, £39, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, grey suede and metallic slingbacks, £29.99, H&M, burgundy cut out pumps, £12.99, H&M, berry embellished pumps, £20, BHS, camel T-bar strap sandals, £19.99, New Look, leopard print pumps, £20, Schuh, striped Butterfly Twists folding pumps, £25, JOY.


Boyfriend Style – Friday Fashion Fun!

Androgynous look. Sharp tailoring.Boyfriend style. Whatever you want to call it, sharp suiting, oversized men’s style jackets, crisp shirts and shiny brogues are a big trend this autumn/winter.

So ditch your girly side and try out boyfriend style. Just buy your own pieces, don’t raid his wardrobe.

Boyfriend style friday fashion

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from left): Tailored jacket, £28, trousers, £16, white shirt, £20, all BHS, grey oversize boyfriend jacket, £34.99, New Look, patent brogues, £40, Schuh, boyfriend style cardigan, £22.99, New Look.

Every so often fashion has a big tailoring moment, and this year is that moment again. Think sharp suits, add heels if you want to keep a feminine touch, or go for the brogues if you want full out androgyny. Oversize jackets look fantastic with skinny jeans, and make sure your cardigan has a masculine edge to it – but team it with a short skirt for a feminine edge.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions