A passion for vintage style and smart shoes brought fashion blogger Jenny and Hotter together in the most perfect way. Vintage blogger Jenny Mearns loves recreating retro looks, and she loves Hotter shoes too, a winning combination!

Vintage enthusiast Jenny

Vintage enthusiast Jenny

In a series of posts, exclusively for ‘It’s A Shoe Thing’ Jenny will take us through the decades, showcasing her favourite Hotter styles to suit her vintage outfits. In her first post Jenny creates a 1950s inspired look…

From a tender age, I have been in love with the world of clothing and accessories. It began from watching early MGM movies, and then became my focus throughout my education. Nowadays, my passion is generally concentrated on the early half of the 20th century, but I do equally adore historical costume from earlier eras.

In today’s times, we have the freedom to explore many different styles. From observing the catwalk for inspiration, to looking through old family photographs, it seems anything goes. One particular genre that has surged in popularity lately, is vintage.

In this post, I shall be focusing on creating a 1950s look with Sorbet Loafers.

Loafers first entered mainstream fashion in the 1930s, with the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. This style has remained a timeless and a popular choice for women today, and it’s easy to see why. Encasing the foot in sturdy, but supple leather, these shoes are perfect for daily wear in any weather. The low 1 ¼ inch heel provides just the right amount of height, whilst the signature Hotter interior padding and cushioning feels like walking on pillows of supportive softness.

For a 1950s casual look, I have paired the shoes with denim dungarees, a cashmere sweater, and vintage accessories. As yellow and blue are opposites on the colour-wheel, you will usually find that classic denim makes an excellent companion for yellow. Sorbet are a splendid choice for cycling, as illustrated in the pictures! The sturdy sole provides enough grip on the pedals, and also helps to support the feet perfectly.

Sorbet would also work well with cropped trousers, or for a classic late 1950s look; Capri pants paired with a blouse. Loafers were of course popular with 1950s era collegiate life, so think blouses, cropped cardigans, circle skirts and fitted sweaters.

There are so many ways to wear Sorbet, particularly as the history of the loafer spans from the 1930s up to the present day, so you can easily create your own timeless look.


About Jenny…

Jenny Mearns

Jenny Mearns

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.’




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