Hotter Shoes Style Series – Wiltshire Shoes for a 1940s Style

In my final Hotter shoes style series piece for this season, I style the Wiltshire shoes to suit a 1940s casual look.

Whilst I do thoroughly enjoy putting in extra effort in my attire for specific events, my daily attire tends to lean towards the casual end of the vintage spectrum. As mentioned in my previous post, I like to be able to actually wear, enjoy and move freely in my vintage (or vintage inspired) clothing, as such it is important for me to feel comfortable.

As soon as I saw these fabulous Wiltshire shoes by Hotter, I knew they would be perfectly suited to a 1940s casual summertime inspired look. The colour, T-bar style and low heel all immediately evoke summertime picnics, bicycle rides along sun dappled lanes, and countryside strolls in the long summer evenings.

I decided to style the Wiltshire shoes with a casual yet nicely fitted cardigan jacket which I actually found in the sale section from Collectif. The cut of the cardigan appealed to me, and I was even more impressed upon consulting the care label to see it was 100% cotton. I teamed the cardigan jacket with a late 1940s style skirt by the Seamstress of Bloomsbury. I just adore the print and colours in this skirt, so bright and joyful!

To finish the look, I added a vintage straw hat which I have had for a few years. The original trimming and ribbon on the hat was very damaged and worn, so I replaced both the flowers and ribbon for those that you can see here in the pictures.

As with all the shoes I own from Hotter, the Wiltshire are very comfortable to wear. I am really looking forward to wearing these in the summer, perhaps for those bicycle rides/countryside strolls and picnics I mentioned!

As this is my final Style Series piece for this season of Hotter Shoes, I would like to say a big thank you to the team at Hotter Shoes for this opportunity. And of course, thank you to you for reading!

To read more about the Wiltshire shoes, and to see some of my historical references when putting together this outfit, see my full article over on the Hotter Shoes Blog; It’s a Shoe Thing here.

Outfit Details

To view my previous Style Series posts for Hotter Shoes, check out this category here.

Until next time dears!

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4 thoughts on “Hotter Shoes Style Series – Wiltshire Shoes for a 1940s Style

  1. Jessica says:

    Very cute look! Vintage shoes an be a tough proposition, so I’m always on the lookout for modern shoes with a more retro feel. These seem like they fit the bill nicely.
    Great outfit overall. I love the red sweater with the floral skirt, and that hat is just fabulous.

  2. Jenny Frances says:

    Hi Porcelina,
    It’s a joy to be able to wear summer-like attire again (or at least it was, now the weather seems to have taken a decidedly damp/chilly turn). Fingers crossed for a good summer this year! xx

  3. Jenny Frances says:

    Hi Jessica, I’m a UK 7 shoe size, and can never find original vintage shoes to fit. I actually do not even bother looking at original vintage footwear now, as they all seem to be small sizes – and also extremely narrow. I’m so glad I found Hotter, and even more pleased that they offer vintage inspired styles season upon season. Shoes that fit, fit the bill for vintage styling – and are actually comfortable – yes please! 🙂 xx

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