Style your Hotter shoes your own way, just like vintage blogger and Hotter shoe fan Jenny.
Christmas is the perfect time of year to inject a little glamour into our wardrobes. Of all the months of the year, December holds the most opportunities to dress up – with social gatherings, parties and catch-ups with friends all in abundance.
Here I show how I styled the Viviene heels to suit a glamorous evening occasion, and the Cornwall shoes to suit a casual Christmas shopping expedition, or even dropping off gifts to loved ones!
The Viviene heels are the perfect party shoes. The low curved heel will make dancing into the small hours a very favourable possibility, whilst the styling is quintessentially 1930s. Indeed, during the 1920s and 1930s, t-bar style shoes grew in popularity. This was due in part to the t-bar enclosing the feet securely – which facilitated the energetic dancing styles popular during this era.
To create this 1930s evening look, I teamed the Viviene heels with an original silk velvet 1930s dress and cape, and completed the look with sparkly rhinestone acccesories. To create your own 1930s inspired glamorous style, look out for lustrous fabrics such as velvet, silks, rayon’s and satins.
Dresses and skirts cut on the bias will drape across the body, creating a fluidity of movement that was so popular throughout the 1930s.
For a casual daytime vintage inspired look, I teamed the Cornwall shoes with swing trousers; and a wool jacket I made from a late 1930s sewing pattern. To highlight the festive feel and to enhance the tone of the shoes, I opted to work with an appropriately festive red and green colour palette.
The Cornwall shoes add a perfect dash of masculine styling – a look I built upon by donning a unisex polo top and tie beneath my jacket.
For the various festivities that this time of year provides, whether that be dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve, or trawling the shops in search of the perfect gifts – Hotter can keep your feet comfortably clad in style!
Jenny Mearns from vintage fashion blog https://missjennyfrances.wordpress.com/ is a historical fashion consultant, writer and lingerie designer.
Her love of clothing often sees her wearing her own creations and designs. When not in her sewing and design studio, she can be found along the seafront admiring the views of the South coast.