Saturday, 5 April 2014

A Knotted Patterned Shirt With Dark Skinnies & Two-Tone Loafers

Patterned shirt, skinnies & white loafers
I've been meaning to get some sort of white summer shoes for the past couple of years, so the chance to own a pair of two-tone loafers in the softest, most comfortable leather wasn't going to be passed up. These red and white beauties arrived courtesy of Lotus Shoes, and they were a joy to wear from the first moment I put them on. If you're looking for classic preppy-style loafers with a twist (the twist being the funky red sole) that are also incredibly comfortable, you absolutely can't go wrong with these.

I decided to keep the rest of the outfit pretty simple with a dark wash skinny jean, and instead of my usual three or four smalls rolls at the hem, I gave them one big deep turn up which I think works really well with a dark wash because of the contrast in the denim. The patterned shirt is an old one and looks great knotted and layered over a simple tank - the white just adding a bit of balance to the outfit by echoing the white of the shoes.

The loafers were so comfy I wore them the first day to run a few errands - over 20 minutes of brisk walking and my feet were just dandy. Have you started to plan your spring footwear wardrobe yet, or indeed been lucky enough to actually wear summer shoes? Do also let me know whether you're a loafers girl like me...!

Dark skinnies & white/red loafers
Dark skinnies & white/red loafers
Patterned shirt, white tank
Patterned shirt, skinnies & white loafers
Catherine x
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Shirt: Vero Moda, Jeans: Zalando, Loafers: c/o Lotus Shoes, Tank: Topshop, Watch: River Island, Rings: Asos, Nails: Models Own Lemon Meringue




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27 comments:

  1. The pattern of that shirt is absolutely beautiful!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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  2. Love the shoes, and the rest of the outfit is to perfect for a weekend

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  3. Love your blouse.. beautiful pattern and very lovely colors!!
    Looks awesome with the color of your hair :)

    have a wonderful weekend
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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  4. The shirt brings out the gorgeous red hair here! I love a loafer and have to see if there is a new pair in my future....I like your energy too!

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    1. Thanks sweetie! I haven't worn the shirt since my hair has got a lot lighter so it was nice to see how well the two complemented each other :)

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  5. Really gorgeous shoes. I'm inspired

    Fiona

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  6. Love the knotted shirt - the colors are great! xox

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  7. Such a cute outfit! Love the shoes!
    Please check out my blog http://chicmisc.blogspot.ca

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  8. I love how you styled your hair. Relaxed, yet polished. It looks so pretty, and the top brings out its prettiness even more!

    I've been wearing my loafers...we've been having beautiful Spring weather. :o)

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Doesn't spring weather make such a difference?! Glad to find another loafer lover ;)

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  9. I love your style! I would totally wear this outfit...I might just have to recreate it for my fashion blog. ;-)
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

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  10. Haha I love the last photo! Lovely spring outfit.

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. You should see the outtakes Fran - they're hilarious...! Thanks for stopping by x

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  11. Wow, those skinnies highlight your stunning figure, Catherine!
    The colours of your blouse are beautiful and go so well with your hair. Love this look!
    I am currently looking for a pair of comfortable shoes and will check out Lotus.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  12. I have my white sneakers now.... so comfy.
    Love the blouse. Wish I could wear it knotted (I have too much stomach so I won't do that haha).
    Greetje

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  13. Catherine, you gorgeous woman. What a figure, love the whole outfit. FABULOUS.

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  14. And thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  15. Love this shirt with your hair colour, dear Catherine!! And I am DESPERATELY looking for a pair of white booties with a mid-height heel that I could style with my cast...and will still enjoy wearing after I've recovered; any suggestions?! (I've never bought shoes online before, but at this point, I'm willing to try anything!!)

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Thanks Monika - I hpoe the recovery is going okay! That's amazing that you've never bought shoes online before, I think I've only bought about two pairs from an actual shop in the last five or six years probably!! I'd always say try Asos and Aldo - the two best online (shoe) shops out there. Good luck!

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  16. I love this look Catherine. My Auntie (36) is always telling me she's too 'old' for knotted shirts but I think they'd really suit her. I'm emailing her this right now!!

    Dannie
    life.stylehoney.com

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    1. You're never too old for anything if it suits you and it's occasion appropriate - send her this link Dannie! To All New 40-Somethings: Style In Your Forties (& Beyond)

      And I wrote that for 40+ ladies - if you're auntie is only 36 she definitely needs to read it!!

      Thanks for your lovely comment x

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  17. Love your comfy loafers! So jealous. Would love a pair to beat around in. Not white as they would be ruined the instant I put my.feet in them. Lol! You look great! I love the colors against your hair. Beautiful!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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  18. Hi Catherine! I love the jeans and the rust color in the top going with your hair. The white shoes look very comfy too. Nice. Stop by if you can
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com xx jess

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  19. This whole look just works! Lovely!

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  20. Ive been eyeing up Lotus loafers for as long as i've been working with them, these look wonderful and i imagine they will be a great staple for the summer months! I totally want to steal this whole look, the colourful tied shirt is so funky and the white top peaking out is perfection. as always catherine, you are gorgeous!! XXX

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