Hotter Shoes Style Series – A Duo of Vintage Looks

Continuing from my previous posts for Hotter Shoes, this season I style Angelica heels and Sylvie shoes to suit 1940s and 1950s vintage looks respectively.

Each season, Hotter Shoes never fail to disappoint with their selection of fantastic vintage inspired shoes. For the Autumn/Winter 2017 season, there are a plethora of styles that compliment both vintage inspired wardrobes, and modern styles alike.

For this piece, I choose to style the Angelica heels to suit a 1940s look, and the Sylvie flats to complete a 1950s style. Both shoes are incredibly comfortable to wear, as with every other pair of shoes I have from Hotter.

To view the full piece, visit the Hotter Shoes blog It’s A Shoe Thing here.

Outfit Details – 1940s Look

Outfit Details – 1950s Look

  • Shoes – Sylvie in Black c/o Hotter
  • Scarf – Vintage
  • Earrings & selected Bangles – Splendette
  • Top – Made by me, New Look 6150 sewing pattern
  • Trousers – Made by me, original 1960s Vogue 5126 sewing pattern

I had lots of fun styling up these looks, and I’m sure I will be wearing both Angelica and Sylvie with many more vintage inspired outfits in the future! Which do you prefer – the elegant heels of Angelica, or the flat practicality of Sylvie?

Stay tuned for another Hotter Shoes piece later in the year..

Until next time dears!




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!